Fostoria, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 240 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 
Males: 121  (50.8%)
Females: 119  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  45.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51301.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $65,194 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Fostoria:

$65,194
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,312 (it was $15,952 in 2000)

Fostoria city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $109,940 (it was $61,100 in 2000)
Fostoria:

$109,940
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $123,478; Detached houses: $123,608

Median gross rent in 2016: $733.

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  • Races in Fostoria, IA (2010)

    Fostoria races chart
    • 22195.7%White alone
    • 62.6%Hispanic
    • 31.3%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fostoria: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.1%), Irish (28.9%), Dutch (6.7%), American (4.4%), Belgian (3.3%), French (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/30/1912

Elevation: 1462 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 505 people per square mile   (low).

Fostoria,IA real estate house value index trend

Fostoria, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Fostoria:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fostoria city:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Iowa:

4.9%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Fostoria, Iowa as of November 16, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Fostoria to the number of sex offenders is 195 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,261 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,177 (1.6%)

Fostoria satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

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 September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+16.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Construction (29%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (48%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (38%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Fostoria: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fostoria, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fostoria-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 71% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Fostoria-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% 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 173.5 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 223.0 miles away from Fostoria center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 177.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 170.7 miles away from Fostoria center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fostoria topographic map

Hospitals and 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 Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; SPENCER, IA)
  • LONGHOUSE-NORTHSHIRE, LTD (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SPENCER, IA)
  • WARNER DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)
  • HILLTOP CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)
  • LAKES REGIONAL HEALTHCARE Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fostoria:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 20 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 42 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 71 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 81 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 85 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Central College (about 86 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 86 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 59.4. This is better than average.

City:

59.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.10
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.2%
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

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 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Iowa average:

10.4

Fostoria travel time to work - commute Fostoria mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,97619
Evangelical Protestant3,07913
Catholic2,4852
Other3302
None4,797-
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: 3
Clay County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

28.5%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.3%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fostoria:

43.1%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.1%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fostoria:

6.7%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.6%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

55.3%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.7%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fostoria, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$5,817$23,2680$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$102
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$124
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,092
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$54
Totals for Government 3$5,817$23,2684$1,372

5.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Iowa average:

5.75%

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 Dickinson County, IA  0.83% ($41,544 average AGI)
from Buena Vista County, IA  0.48% ($36,212)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.41% ($27,429)


6.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
Iowa average:

5.94%

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 Dickinson County, IA  0.93% ($41,563 average AGI)
to Palo Alto County, IA  0.33% ($32,696)
to Polk County, IA  0.33% ($39,435)

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:

15 (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 MHzGrant Date: 09/30/2008, Expiration Date: 11/07/2018Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/16/2002, Expiration Date: 02/02/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2004Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/03/2002, Expiration Date: 02/03/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/21/2005Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Paul BergmannRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 02/07/2013, Expiration Date: 02/07/2023, Certifier: Charles ClearyRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 06/06/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2002Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2004, Certifier: Paul H KuziaRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019Registrant:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (29%)

Fostoria compared to Iowa state average:

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