Fostoria, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 694.
Males: 375  (54.0%)
Females: 319  (46.0%)
Median resident age:

42.3 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 48435.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,386
Fostoria:

$49,386
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,735

Fostoria CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $124,645
Fostoria:

$124,645
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $127,147; detached houses: $137,629; mobile homes: $54,457

Median gross rent in 2017: $656.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fostoria: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.8%
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  • Races in Fostoria, MI (2010)
    • 66996.4%White alone
    • 142.0%American Indian alone
    • 50.7%Two or more races
    • 50.7%Hispanic
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Fostoria, Michigan as of July 12, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fostoria is 44 to 1.


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Ancestries: French (19.2%), American (15.4%), German (15.0%), English (9.8%), French Canadian (7.9%), Italian (7.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 850 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,288 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,237 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flint, MI (22.5 miles , pop. 124,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (61.5 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (240.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Otter Lake, MI (2.3 miles ),
Mayville, MI (2.4 miles ),
Barnes Lake-Millers Lake, MI (2.4 miles ),
Columbiaville, MI (2.6 miles ),
Millington, MI (2.9 miles ),
North Branch, MI (3.0 miles ),
Otisville, MI (3.1 miles ),
Clifford, MI (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 43.25 N, Longitude: 83.37 W

Area code: 989

Distribution of median household income in Fostoria, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fostoria, MI in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.0%
Michigan:

4.4%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.9. This is about average.

City:

67.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.117. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.117
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 1.34. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.34
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.85
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Fostoria-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Fostoria place center killed 116 people and injured 844 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the place center injured 23 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fostoria-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 160.6 miles away from Fostoria center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 159.2 miles away from Fostoria center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 194.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 350.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 407.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tuscola County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Fostoria:

  • FISHER SENIOR CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MAYVILLE, MI)
  • LAPEER COUNTY MEDICAL CARE FAC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LAPEER, MI)
  • RRC - LAPEER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; LAPEER, MI)
  • MCLAREN LAPEER REGION Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; LAPEER, MI)
  • LAPEER REGIONAL EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LAPEER, MI)
  • CARO CENTER (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CARO, MI)
  • FERGUSON CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LAPEER, MI)

Amtrak station near Fostoria:

  • 15 miles: LAPEER (73 HOWARD ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fostoria:

  • Mott Community College (about 23 miles; Flint, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,394)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (about 23 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 6,284)
  • Kettering University (about 24 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • Baker College Center for Graduate Studies (about 26 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 3,405)
  • Baker College of Flint (about 26 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 3,877)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 37 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 9,021)
  • Delta College (about 38 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,480)

Library in Fostoria:

  • WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP LIBRARY (Operating income: $17,201; Location: 9405 FOSTER STREET; 8,555 books; 71 audio materials; 6 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Fostoria: Watertown Township Hall (A), Fostoria - Watertown Township Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tuscola County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

WEST DEERFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
IOOF#22 AND THE REBEKAH LODGE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CH (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.2%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Fostoria:

Marital status in Fostoria, MI
  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

For population 25 years and over in Fostoria:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Michigan average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fostoria, MI (based on Tuscola County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,40158
Catholic4,7567
Mainline Protestant4,36023
Other6785
None32,534-
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: 12
Tuscola County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Tuscola County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Here:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Tuscola County:

9.0%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.2%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
Michigan:

13.4%

4.91% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Genesee County, MI  0.72% ($36,818 average AGI)
from Saginaw County, MI  0.66% ($36,493)
from Lapeer County, MI  0.48% ($36,010)


5.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Genesee County, MI  0.84% ($33,050 average AGI)
to Saginaw County, MI  0.81% ($40,741)
to Bay County, MI  0.46% ($43,184)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fostoria:

  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WLSP (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LAPEER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF FLINT INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSGW (790 AM; 5 kW; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTRX (1330 AM; 5 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFNT (1470 AM; 5 kW; FLINT, MI)
  • WMPC (1230 AM; 1 kW; LAPEER, MI; Owner: THE CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH OF LAPEER)
  • WKYO (1360 AM; 1 kW; CARO, MI; Owner: EDWARDS COMMUNICATIONS LC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fostoria:

  • WWBN (101.5 FM; TUSCOLA, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF FLINT, INC.)
  • WOWE (98.9 FM; VASSAR, MI; Owner: PRAESTANTIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHNN (96.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRCL (93.7 FM; FRANKENMUTH, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF FLINT, INC.)
  • WIOG (102.5 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQUS (103.1 FM; LAPEER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF FLINT INC.)
  • WIDL (92.1 FM; CARO, MI; Owner: EDWARDS COMMUNICATIONS LC)
  • WFBE (95.1 FM; FLINT, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFUM-FM (91.1 FM; FLINT, MI; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF MICHIGAN)
  • WHYT (89.1 FM; IMLAY CITY, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN COMMUNITY RADIO)
  • WBGV (92.5 FM; MARLETTE, MI; Owner: GB BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUCX-FM (90.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WCRZ (107.9 FM; FLINT, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF FLINT, INC.)
  • WWCK-FM (105.5 FM; FLINT, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKCQ (98.1 FM; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: THE MACDONALD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAKL (88.9 FM; FLINT, MI; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WDZZ-FM (92.7 FM; FLINT, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W203AX (88.5 FM; CARO, MI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WTAC (89.7 FM; BURTON, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Fostoria:

  • W52CU (Channel 52; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • WEYI-TV (Channel 25; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: WEYI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXON-LP (Channel 54; FLINT, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WNEM-TV (Channel 5; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W09CK (Channel 9; FLINT, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WFUM (Channel 28; FLINT, MI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WSMH (Channel 66; FLINT, MI; Owner: WSMH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WAQP (Channel 49; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WJRT-TV (Channel 12; FLINT, MI; Owner: FLINT LICENSE SUBSIDIARY CORP.)
  • WDCP-TV (Channel 35; BAD AXE, MI; Owner: DELTA COLLEGE)
  • W22CC (Channel 22; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W69DW (Channel 69; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • W68DH (Channel 68; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 6.2mTotal length
  • 9,614Total average daily traffic
  • 352Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,273Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • M-24 & M-90 870, 90 Castle Road (Lat: 43.237194 Lon: -83.318278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.5 m, Overall height: 93.9 m, Call Sign: WQPE911,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/26/2012, Expiration Date: 04/26/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • CASTLE, 90 Castle Road (Lat: 43.237194 Lon: -83.318278), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93.9 m, Call Sign: WQUB310,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/27/2014, Expiration Date: 05/27/2024, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fostoria)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: ROBERT A POWELL RWI 162F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 453RP , Serial Number: 6878, Year manufactured: 2012, Airworthiness Date: 01/21/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 08/05/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Darrin Dingus, Po Box 135, Fostoria, MI 48435

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 9. The highest number of fire incidents - 22 took place in 2004, and the least - 1 in 2012. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fostoria, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (53.2%), and Outside Fires (33.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fostoria, MI
    • 8253.2%Structure Fires
    • 5133.1%Outside Fires
    • 1811.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 31.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fostoria, MI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fostoria, MI
  • 57.5%Utility gas
  • 29.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 4.8%Electricity
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fostoria, MI
  • 62.5%Utility gas
  • 22.5%Electricity
  • 15.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Fostoria compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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