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Population in 2012: 230 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 

Males: 76  (33.3%)
Females: 154  (66.7%)

Median resident age:  39.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 51301.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,623 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Fostoria:

$37,623
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,434

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,848 (it was $61,100 in 2000)
Fostoria:

$89,848
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $103,138; Detached houses: $105,307; Mobile homes: $20,734
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  • White alone - 221 (95.7%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fostoria: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (45.7%), Norwegian (16.0%), United States (11.7%), Russian (7.4%), Irish (4.3%), Polish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/30/1912

Elevation: 1462 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 484 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Fostoria:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fostoria city:

  • Never married: 8.1%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 8.1%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 27.4%

2 residents are foreign born (5.6% Asia).

This city:  2.8%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $929 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $683 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (81.2 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (143.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (393.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Milford, IA (2.4 miles ), Spencer, IA (2.6 miles ), West Okoboji, IA (2.7 miles ), Arnolds Park, IA (2.9 miles ), Wahpeton, IA (3.0 miles ), Okoboji, IA (3.2 miles ), Dickens, IA (3.2 miles ), Terril, IA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $23,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $23,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $64,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $64,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.24 N, Longitude: 95.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

Fostoria household income distribution Fostoria home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+16.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Fostoria-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the Fostoria city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/20/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Fostoria:

  • MILFORD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MILFORD, IA)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; SPENCER, IA)
  • SPENCER MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, about 7 miles away; SPENCER, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fostoria:

  • Buena Vista University (about 42 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 72 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 81 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • South Central College (about 86 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 86 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 90 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • University of South Dakota (about 96 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)

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Notable locations in Fostoria: Fostoria Cooperative Elevator (A), Fostoria Fire and Rescue (B), Fostoria City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.8. This is about average.
City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.21. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.21
U.S.:

9.59

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

  • FOSTORIA MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY (Address: PO BOX 37, Population served: 230, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.2%
(23.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Fostoria compared to Iowa state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.


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Banks with branches in Fostoria (2011 data):

  • Farmers Savings Bank: at 10 Highway Avenue Northwest, branch established on 1916/08/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $75.7 mil, Deposits: $62.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Fostoria Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Fostoria travel time to work - commute


Fostoria mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fostoria city (based on Clay County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.89%
Here67.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchReformed Church in America
Adherents20.5%20.1%20.1%13.1%6.9%
Congregations10.8%8.1%27.0%8.1%5.4%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.6%3.3%3.0%1.4%6.1%
Congregations8.1%2.7%2.7%2.7%24.3%
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: 3
Clay County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Clay County:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

8.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Clay County:

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

28.5%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$3,641$21,8465$102
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,002
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$34
Totals for Government 2$3,641$21,8467$1,138


6.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,922 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Iowa average:

6.30%

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 Dickinson County, IA  0.77% ($32,885 average AGI)
from Palo Alto County, IA  0.45% ($33,933)
from Buena Vista County, IA  0.39% ($20,962)


6.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,655 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Iowa average:

6.47%

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 Dickinson County, IA  1.06% ($39,097 average AGI)
to O'Brien County, IA  0.46% ($37,258)
to Palo Alto County, IA  0.35% ($23,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fostoria:

  • KICD (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fostoria:

  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KICD-FM (107.7 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLLT (104.9 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KJIA (88.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • K210CG (89.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • K249DL (97.7 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: LAKES AREA CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K220HY (91.9 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Fostoria:

  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Fostoria fatal accident list:

Nov 2, 1993 01:36 PM, Us71, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Mi W 1 Mi S (Lat: 43.223583 Lon: -95.205833), Call Sign: WNMN525
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/30/2008, Expiration Date: 11/07/2018
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 3 Mi W (Lat: 43.240250 Lon: -95.210000), Structure height: 86 m, Call Sign: KFB713
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2002, Expiration Date: 02/02/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2004
    Registrant: Qwest Corporation, 700 W Mineral Ave. Room Ia C7.36, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone: (303) 707-8706, Fax: (303) 707-9711, Email:
  • 3 Mi W (Lat: 43.240250 Lon: -95.210000), Structure height: 86 m, Call Sign: KGH799
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2002, Expiration Date: 02/03/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/21/2005
    Registrant: Aquila, Inc., 750 Nw Missouri Road, Lee\'s Summit, MO 64086, Phone: (816) 969-8940, Fax: (816) 969-8991, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • FOSTORIA, 1.4 Mi Se Of (Lat: 43.229667 Lon: -95.133028), Overall height: 133.8 m, Call Sign: WPNJ394
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6835.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Paul Bergmann
    Registrant: Mcguirewoods LLP, 1050 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-1702, Fax: (202) 857-1737, Email:
  • SPENCER, 290th St & 230th Ave (Lat: 43.228056 Lon: -95.132500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 95.1 m, Call Sign: WQQP536
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/2013, Expiration Date: 02/07/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • FOSTORIA, 1.4 Mi At 125', Overall height: 133.8 m, Call Sign: WHC908
    Assigned Frequencies: 2165.20 MHz, 2171.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/06/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2002
    Registrant: Phone: (407) 682-7104

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • County Road 814, 3 Mi. West Of (Lat: 43.240222 Lon: -95.209972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79 m, Overall height: 86 m, Call Sign: KNKJ660
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.700 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2004, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia
    Registrant: Venable, LLP, 575 7th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 344-4000, Fax: (202) 344-8300, Email:
  • 3-Mi West Of Fostoria Co. Rd. B-14 (Lat: 43.240222 Lon: -95.209972), Call Sign: KUS235
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.090 MHz, 454.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019



Fostoria on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Vending machine operators"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products"
  • #70 (51301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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