Foster, Rhode Island

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Population in 2010: 4,606.
Population change since 2000: +7.8%
 
Males: 2,323  (50.4%)
Females: 2,283  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

44.8 years
Rhode Island median age:

42.3 years

Zip codes: 02825.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $101,733 (it was $59,673 in 2000)
Foster:

$101,733
RI:

$71,169

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $37,267 (it was $22,148 in 2000)

Foster town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $330,431 (it was $157,600 in 2000)
Foster:

$330,431
RI:

$283,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $280,630; detached houses: $294,447; townhouses or other attached units: $266,271; in 2-unit structures: $253,383; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $230,109; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $190,495; mobile homes: $45,962
March 2019 cost of living index in Foster: 102.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Foster, RI (2010)
    • 4,41695.9%White alone
    • 581.3%Hispanic
    • 441.0%Asian alone
    • 471.0%Two or more races
    • 290.6%Black alone
    • 120.3%American Indian alone

Races in Foster detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Rhode Island and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Foster, Rhode Island as of January 31, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Foster is 921 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Foster by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(85.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.1)
1
(21.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(67.1)
2
(44.8)
1
(22.2)
4
(88.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.7)
4
(86.9)
3
(64.4)
7
(149.4)
2
(42.5)
5
(106.1)
6
(126.7)
5
(105.6)
2
(42.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(268.5)
12
(268.6)
24
(532.7)
20
(440.8)
20
(438.5)
21
(456.5)
17
(369.3)
19
(407.7)
14
(298.9)
7
(148.9)
17
(360.7)
13
(274.5)
13
(274.6)
9
(190.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(469.9)
29
(649.2)
24
(532.7)
12
(264.5)
11
(241.2)
18
(391.3)
28
(608.3)
16
(343.3)
16
(341.6)
31
(659.4)
23
(488.0)
18
(380.1)
22
(464.6)
18
(380.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(156.6)
6
(134.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.0)
2
(43.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(65.2)
3
(64.4)
2
(42.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.1)
4
(84.5)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index63.571.263.060.843.958.572.860.3136.245.366.067.882.653.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Foster, RI

Crime rate in Foster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 13 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Rhode Island average:

2.38
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Ancestries: English (21.7%), Irish (21.3%), Italian (20.2%), French (15.2%), German (8.5%), Polish (7.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1781

Elevation: 711 feet

Land area: 51.1 square miles.

Population density: 90 people per square mile   (very low).

Foster, Rhode Island map

71 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
Rhode Island:

11.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Foster town:

1.6% ($2,474)
Rhode Island:

1.9% ($2,507)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cranston, RI (14.2 miles , pop. 79,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (48.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (129.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Foster Center, RI (0.7 miles ),
Clayville, RI (1.7 miles ),
Scituate, RI (2.5 miles ),
Glocester, RI (2.6 miles ),
Killingly, CT (2.6 miles ),
Sterling, CT (2.7 miles ),
Greene, RI (2.7 miles ),
Danielson borough, CT (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 41.80 N, Longitude: 71.73 W

Distribution of median household income in Foster, RI in 2019
Foster satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $289,700
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $244,000
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $208,900
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $238,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $244,200
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $204,200
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $299,400
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $315,100
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $216,800
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $225,900
  • 2018: 8 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2019: 12 buildings, average cost: $223,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Foster, RI residents
Average permit cost in Foster, RI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Rhode Island:

7.0%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Foster, RI
Historical housing units in Foster, RI
Most common industries in Foster, RI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.6%)
  • Educational services (16.8%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.8%)
  • Social assistance (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Foster, RI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.3%)
  • Carpenters (3.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Carpenters (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)

Average climate in Foster, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.203. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.203
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 6.83. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.83
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.272. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.272
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.60. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.60
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0163. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0163
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Foster-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Rhode Island state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.4 miles away from the Foster town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.9 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Foster-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Rhode Island state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 199.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 212.5 miles away from Foster center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 211.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 135.9 miles away from Foster center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 200.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Providence County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Foster topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Foster:

  • NANCY ANN NURSING HOME, INC. (47 EAST KILLINGLY ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Foster:

  • HARRIS MANOR (QGHS LLC) (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; NORTH SCITUATE, RI)
  • WOODPECKER HILL HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GREENE, RI)
  • REGENCY HEIGHTS OF DANIELSON, LLC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DANIELSON, CT)
  • WESTVIEW NURSING CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DAYVILLE, CT)
  • ALPINE NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COVENTRY, RI)
  • GREENVILLE SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GREENVILLE, RI)
  • PINE GROVE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PASCOAG, RI)

Amtrak station near Foster:

  • 17 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Foster:

  • Bryant University (about 13 miles; Smithfield, RI; Full-time enrollment: 3,440)
  • Rhode Island College (about 14 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 7,189)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 14 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 10,500)
  • New England Institute of Technology (about 15 miles; East Greenwich, RI; FT enrollment: 3,183)
  • Providence College (about 16 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,312)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (about 17 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 10,898)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 17 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,714)

Public elementary/middle school in Foster:

See full list of schools located in Foster

Library in Foster:

  • FOSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $192,321; Location: 184 HOWARD HILL ROAD; 34,421 books; 1,722 audio materials; 3,373 video materials; 9 state licensed databases; 61 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Foster: Mount Vernon (A), Fisher Country Club (B), Mount Vernon Camp (C), Ponagansett Public Fishing Area (D), Foster Town Hall (E), Foster Ambulance Corps (F), South Foster Fire Department (G), Moosup Valley Fire Department (H), Foster Public Library (I), Foster Police Department (J), Foster Center Fire Department (K), Tyler Free Library (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Foster include: North Foster Baptist Church (A), Clayville Church (B), Mount Vernon Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hopkins Cemetery (1), Hopkins Mills Cemetery (2), Old Howard Plot (3), Phillips Cemetery (4), Sandy Brook Cemetery (5), Stone Plot (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Porters Pond (A), Shippee Sawmill Pond (B), Spear Pond (C), Hopkins Mills Pond (D), Barden Reservoir (E), Clark Pond (F), Keech Pond (G), Westconnaug Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Killy Brook (A), Shippee Brook (B), Dolly Cole Brook (C), Paine Brook (D), Hemlock Brook (E), Huntington Brook (F), Winsor Brook (G), Turkey Meadow Brook (H), West Meadow Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Foster include: Hopkins Mill Historic District (1), Clayville Historic District (2), Foster Center Historic District (3), Mooseup Valley Historic District (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Stone House Motor Inn (162 Danielson Pike) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Whipple Van Buren Phillips - Businessman, Nelson W. Aldrich.

Providence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Foster and their reported violations in the past:

GINNY-B FAMILY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-10-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-10-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2013)
  • One minor monitoring violation
SHADY ACRES RESTAURANT LLC (Population served: 260, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2005), St Boil Water Order (MAY-13-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-13-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2005), St Boil Water Order (MAY-02-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-02-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-04-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2005)
FOSTER COUNTRY CLUB INC. (FRIEL GOLF CO) (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-07-2010), St Boil Water Order (DEC-07-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-07-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2008), St Boil Water Order (JUN-16-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-16-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-14-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-18-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2006)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
CORNER BISTRO, LLC (Population served: 105, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2007), St Boil Water Order (OCT-11-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2007), St Boil Water Order (SEP-17-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-17-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2007), St Boil Water Order (AUG-14-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-14-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
FOSTER TOWN HALL (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2009), St BCA signed (NOV-20-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-08-2010)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-16-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2010)
LUCKYS (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2007), St Boil Water Order (NOV-21-2007), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-21-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
DANNYS AUCTION (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ABBEY LANE COMMUNITY ASSN., INC. (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Foster that have no violations reported:

  • ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE CHURCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LINE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Rhode Island:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

76.3%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.6%
Whole state:

7.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.4%
Whole state:

11.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.4%
Whole state:

5.4%
19 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
20 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Foster:

Marital status in Foster, RI
  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

For population 25 years and over in Foster:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Rhode Island average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Foster, RI (based on Providence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic276,01198
Mainline Protestant27,143111
Evangelical Protestant16,895134
Other13,89648
Orthodox7,32510
Black Protestant7129
None284,685-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 129
Providence County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
Providence County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 132
Providence County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 499
Here:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Rhode Island:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Providence County:

24.0%
Rhode Island:

22.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.9%
State:

16.3%

4.40% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,338 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Rhode Island average:

5.34%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,084 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.05%
Rhode Island average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, RI  0.76% ($49,544 average AGI)
from Bristol County, MA  0.40% ($56,129)
from Washington County, RI  0.22% ($58,127)


5.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Rhode Island average:

5.77%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($538 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.05%
Rhode Island average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, RI  0.98% ($53,571 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.44% ($58,774)
to Washington County, RI  0.26% ($71,775)

Strongest AM radio stations in Foster:

  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WINY (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUTNAM, CT; Owner: OSBREY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Foster:

  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBVC (91.1 FM; POMFRET, CT; Owner: POMFRET SCHOOL)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Foster:

  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
Foster fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Foster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 13.1mTotal length
  • $5,184,000Total costs
  • 34,522Total average daily traffic
  • 1,477Total average daily truck traffic
  • 41,429Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Foster, RI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 71950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Foster, RI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Foster)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rt 101 Jerimoth Hill (Lat: 41.851778 Lon: -71.778694), Structure height: 68 m, Call Sign: WNRL656, Licensee ID: L00342962,
    Assigned Frequencies: 854.562 MHz, Grant Date: 03/08/2000, Expiration Date: 03/08/2010, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2001, Registrant: Telecom Leasing Corp, 5 Gough Ave, West Warwick, RI 02893, Phone: (401) 822-3463
  • Lat: 41.842750 Lon: -71.714250, Call Sign: WPZF356,
    Assigned Frequencies: 470.325 MHz, 472.887 MHz, 473.325 MHz, 475.887 MHz, Grant Date: 03/21/2014, Expiration Date: 01/06/2024, Certifier: Joseph A Accetta, Registrant: Garvey Schubert Barer, 1000 Potomac Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 965-7880, Fax: (202) 965-1729, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Police Dept Howard Hill Rd (Lat: 41.750111 Lon: -71.709222), Call Sign: KWO599, Licensee ID: L00084306,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.535 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2004, Expiration Date: 09/29/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/27/2010, Registrant: Foster, Town Of, Howard Hill Rd, Foster, RI 02825, Phone: (401) 397-3317
  • Jerimoth Hill (Lat: 41.852056 Lon: -71.778417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WPRT305,
    Assigned Frequencies: 937.187 MHz, 937.637 MHz, 937.675 MHz, 938.137 MHz, 939.675 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2001, Expiration Date: 01/19/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2006, Certifier: Alfred Dirico, Registrant: Industrial Communications & Electro, 40 Lone Street, Marshfield, MA 02050, Phone: (781) 319-1011, Fax: (781) 837-4000
  • Lat: 41.784833 Lon: -71.719222, Call Sign: WQCH884,
    Assigned Frequencies: 75.5600 MHz, Grant Date: 03/10/2015, Expiration Date: 03/08/2025, Certifier: Gordon Brayton, Registrant: Town Of Foster, 103 Central Pike, Foster, RI 02825, Phone: (401) 647-3780, Fax: (401) 647-3780, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Foster)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 15483, N15483, N-15483, Serial Number: 28-7305082, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 11/03/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 08/27/2013
    Registrant (Individual): William S Boyce, 5 E Killingly Rd, Foster, RI 02825
  • Aircraft: WOOD ROBERT L. THORP T-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 335BW, N335BW, N-335BW, Serial Number: 720, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 07/06/1995, Certificate Issue Date: 03/16/2011
    Registrant (LLC): Thorp T-18 Ri LLC, 50 Plainfield Pike, Foster, RI 02825
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8123L, N8123L, N-8123L, Serial Number: A1500499, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 03/28/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 06/13/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Norman J Shippee, 178 Hartford Pike, Foster, RI 02825

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 31. The highest number of fire incidents - 57 took place in 2016, and the least - 4 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Foster, RI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (61.3%), and Outside Fires (27.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Foster, RI
    • 24961.3%Structure Fires
    • 11327.8%Outside Fires
    • 266.4%Other
    • 184.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Foster, RI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Foster, RI
  • 81.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.7%Wood
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Electricity
  • 0.4%Utility gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Foster, RI
  • 51.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.1%Wood
  • 5.9%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Electricity


Foster compared to Rhode Island state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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