Foster, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 95. Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: 52  (54.7%)
Females: 43  (45.3%)
Median resident age:  58.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip code: 54493

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,334 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Foster:

$35,334
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,355 (it was $17,039 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $130,998 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Foster:

$130,998
WI:

$163,000
  • Races in Foster, WI (2010)

    Foster races chart
    • 9296.8%White alone
    • 11.1%Black alone
    • 11.1%Asian alone
    • 11.1%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Foster: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Foster, WI collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (46.3%), Irish (8.4%), Norwegian (8.4%), Dutch (7.4%), Polish (7.4%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 980 feet

Land area: 71.3 square miles.

Population density: 1.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Foster, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Foster:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Foster town:

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 13.3%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Foster town:  1.8% ($1,519)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Foster satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (33.6 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (113.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (252.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Seif, WI (2.3 miles ), Hendren, WI (2.5 miles ), Fairchild, WI (2.9 miles ), Mentor, WI (3.0 miles ), Mead, WI (3.0 miles ), Hewett, WI (3.1 miles ), Humbird, WI (3.3 miles ), Bridge Creek, WI (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $115,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.68 N, Longitude: 90.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Foster household income distribution Foster home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+11.8%).

Average climate in Foster, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Foster-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.3 miles away from the Foster town center killed 4 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Foster-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 262.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 243.4 miles away from Foster center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 274.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 216.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 424.5 miles away from Foster center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 303.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clark County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Foster topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Foster:

  • FAIRCHILD HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FAIRCHILD, WI)
  • AUGUSTA AREA HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; AUGUSTA, WI)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; NEILLSVILLE, WI)
  • NEILLSVILLE CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NEILLSVILLE, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Foster:

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 34 miles; Eau Claire, WI; Full-time enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 34 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 56 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 56 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Winona State University (about 60 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 62 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 62 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)

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Lakes and reservoirs: Rock Dam Lake (A), Iron Run Flowage (B), Spruce Lake (C), 16 Reservoir (D), Lake 22-13 (E), Hay Creek Lake 59 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ryan Creek (A), Iron Run (B), Surveyor Creek (C), Thompson Creek (D), Hay Creek (E), Scott Creek (F), Cameron Creek (G), Windy Run (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Foster: Rock Dam County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Clark County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.6%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

3.7%

Foster compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Wood (36%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Foster town (based on Clark County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,5359
Evangelical Protestant6,59441
Mainline Protestant3,98125
Other75
Orthodox--
None14,573-
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: 9
Clark County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Clark County:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Clark County:

28.3%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.2%
State:

13.0%

4.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wood County, WI  0.69% ($34,212 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.57% ($34,786)
from Taylor County, WI  0.36% ($34,909)


5.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,314 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marathon County, WI  0.93% ($28,259 average AGI)
to Wood County, WI  0.73% ($28,099)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.44% ($21,255)

Strongest AM radio stations in Foster:

  • WCCN (1370 AM; 5 kW; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WOGO (680 AM; 3 kW; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Foster:

  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WCCN-FM (107.5 FM; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN B/CG INC.)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WUEC (89.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WWIS-FM (99.7 FM; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: WWIS RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Foster:

  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 770Total average daily traffic
  • 39Total average daily truck traffic
  • 905Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
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