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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 2012: $34,807 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Foster:

$34,807
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,472

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $132,096 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Foster:

$132,096
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $162,638; Detached houses: $168,115; Mobile homes: $55,855

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Foster races chart
  • White alone - 92 (96.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Foster: 167.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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).




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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:

  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 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 July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


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



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Tornado activity:

Foster-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 59% 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.

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: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, 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: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 34 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 56 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 7,101)
  • Winona State University (about 60 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 7,637)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 62 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 2,056)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 63 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 8,352)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 64 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 8,660)

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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 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



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)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.38%
Here70.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents45.2%13.4%13.2%5.4%4.7%
Congregations11.4%11.4%12.7%8.9%16.5%
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodOld Order MennoniteOld Order AmishConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents4.5%3.2%2.6%2.2%5.5%
Congregations3.8%5.1%11.4%1.3%17.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Clark County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Clark County:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Clark County:

28.3%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

13.0%

4.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marathon County, WI  0.76% ($42,587 average AGI)
from Wood County, WI  0.71% ($28,663)
from Taylor County, WI  0.43% ($24,212)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marathon County, WI  1.00% ($31,194 average AGI)
to Wood County, WI  0.92% ($28,912)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.52% ($22,844)

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
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 770
Total average daily truck traffic: 39
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 905

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