Fostoria, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 13,256 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 
Males: 6,362  (48.0%)
Females: 6,894  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

38.4 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 44830.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,108 (it was $31,166 in 2000)
Fostoria:

$41,108
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,265 (it was $15,568 in 2000)

Fostoria city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,220 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Fostoria:

$83,220
OH:

$144,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $610.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fostoria: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.6%
(28.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.0% for Black residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 9.8% for other race residents, 61.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fostoria, OH (2017)
    • 10,67979.2%White alone
    • 1,44110.7%Hispanic
    • 7205.3%Black alone
    • 6674.9%Two or more races
    • 180.1%American Indian alone
    • 120.09%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Fostoria, Ohio as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fostoria is 236 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 25 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Ohio average:

1.27
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Ancestries: German (34.2%), American (14.5%), Irish (5.3%), Italian (3.7%), English (2.3%), Polish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 2006

Elevation: 780 feet

Land area: 7.26 square miles.

Population density: 1,825 people per square mile   (low).

Fostoria, Ohio map

102 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Ohio:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,145 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $800 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Toledo, OH (36.0 miles , pop. 313,619).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (225.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Arcadia, OH (2.5 miles ),
Bascom, OH (2.6 miles ),
West Millgrove, OH (2.7 miles),
Bloomdale, OH (2.7 miles ),
Risingsun, OH (2.8 miles ),
New Riegel, OH (3.0 miles ),
Kansas, OH (3.0 miles),
Bairdstown, OH (3.2 miles)

Latitude: 41.16 N, Longitude: 83.42 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +48 (+0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,164 (40.1%)

Area codes: 419, 567

Distribution of median household income in Fostoria, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fostoria, OH in 2017
Fostoria satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2005: 38 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $295,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Fostoria, OH residents
Average permit cost in Fostoria, OH
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Ohio:

4.1%
Historical population in Fostoria, OH
Historical housing units in Fostoria, OH
Most common industries in Fostoria, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (12.3%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (12.7%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.5%)
  • Machinery (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.9%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Fostoria, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (2.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)

Average climate in Fostoria, Ohio

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Fostoria, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Fostoria-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Fostoria city center killed 13 people and injured 104 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 tornado 25.6 miles away from the city center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

Earthquake activity:

Fostoria-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 85% 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 158.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 121.0 miles away from Fostoria 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 206.3 miles away from Fostoria center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from Fostoria 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 302.4 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 145.7 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 Seneca County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fostoria topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fostoria:

  • FOSTORIA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 501 VAN BUREN STREET)
  • SENECA CO DILLON CIR GRP HOME (1016 DILLON CIRCLE)
  • SENECA CO DILLON RD GRP HOME 1 (1021 DILLON ROAD)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD HOME (725 COLUMBUS AVE)
  • INDEPENDENCE HOUSE (1000 INDEPENDENCE RD)
  • ST CATHERINE'S C C OF FOSTORIA (25 CHRISTOPHER DR)
  • FOSTORIA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL DIALYSIS CENTER (501 VAN BUREN STREET, STE 201)
  • FOSTORIA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (601 PARKWAY DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Fostoria:

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Amtrak station:

FOSTORIA (500 S. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fostoria:

  • Tiffin University (about 13 miles; Tiffin, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,927)
  • The University of Findlay (about 15 miles; Findlay, OH; FT enrollment: 3,649)
  • Terra State Community College (about 19 miles; Fremont, OH; FT enrollment: 2,119)
  • Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (about 19 miles; Bowling Green, OH; FT enrollment: 16,357)
  • Owens Community College (about 31 miles; Perrysburg, OH; FT enrollment: 9,416)
  • Ohio Northern University (about 35 miles; Ada, OH; FT enrollment: 2,474)
  • University of Toledo (about 37 miles; Toledo, OH; FT enrollment: 18,409)

Public high school in Fostoria:

  • FOSTORIA JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1001 PARK AVE, Grades: 7-12)

Private high school in Fostoria:

  • ST WENDELIN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 306, Location: 533 N COUNTYLINE ST, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Fostoria:

See full list of schools located in Fostoria

Library in Fostoria:

  • KAUBISCH MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $789,732; Location: 205 PERRY ST.; 88,891 books; 16 e-books; 5,282 audio materials; 5,589 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 230 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • There are four other colleges near Fostoria that should be listed; Defiance, Bluffton, Tiffen and Heidelberg.
  • LOWELL SCHOOL IS NO LONGER

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fostoria: Fostoria Sewage Disposal Plant (A), Fostoria Country Club (B), Kaubisch Memorial Public Library (C), Glass Heritage Gallery (D), Fostoria Municipal Building (E), Fostoria Area Historical Museum (F), Fostoria Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (G), Sportsman Park (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fostoria include: Trinity Episcopal Church (A), Saint Wendelins Roman Catholic Church (B), Saint John the Divine Church (C), Revival Center (D), Pilgrim Holiness Church (E), House of Prayer (F), Foursquare Gospel Tabernacle (G), First United Church of Christ (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Wendelin Cemetery (1), Fountain Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Daugherty Lake (A), Lamberjack Lake (B), Mottram Lake (C), Mosier Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express Fostoria (1690 North Countyline Street), Fostoria-Days Inn (601 Findlay St), Fostoria Motel (345 W Lytle St).

Courts: Fostoria City - Clerk of Municipal Court (213 South Main Street), Seneca County - Juvenile Court- Fostoria Office (125 South Main Street).

Birthplace of: Gene Derricotte - Football player, Grant Jackson (baseball) - Baseball player, Allen Miller (American football) - Football player, Damon Moore - Football player, Pat Hilly - Baseball player.

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

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

FOSTORIA CITY (Population served: 13,441, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2009)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-09-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-22-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-25-2006)
WEST INDEPENDENCE UM CHURCH (Population served: 184, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LAKELAND GOLF COURSE FOSTORIA (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2012)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
LOUDON MEADOWS GOLF COURSE (Population served: 87, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.4%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.5%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Fostoria in 2010:

  • 266 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
250 people in nursing homes in 2000
3 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Fostoria (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Fostoria County Line Branch at 601 North Countyline, branch established on 1966/06/24; Fostoria Downtown Branch at 133 W Tiffin St, branch established on 1915/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • The Old Fort Banking Company: Fostoria Branch at 599 Plaza Drive, branch established on 1996/06/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $389.7 mil, Deposits: $328.6 mil, headquarters in Old Fort, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Gillmor Financial Services, Inc.
  • First Federal Bank of the Midwest: Fostoria at 1694 N. Countyline Road, branch established on 1999/11/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,053.2 mil, Deposits: $1,610.5 mil, headquarters in Defiance, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices
  • The Huntington National Bank: Fostoria Countyline at 570 North County Line Street, branch established on 1995/06/16. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Fifth Third Bank: Perry Street Branch at 220 Perry Street, branch established on 1903/03/23. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Fostoria:

Marital status in Fostoria, OH
  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

For population 25 years and over in Fostoria:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Ohio average:

10.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fostoria
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fostoria, OH (based on Seneca County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic18,8038
Mainline Protestant8,22142
Evangelical Protestant2,92929
Black Protestant5812
Other2223
None25,989-
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: 10
Seneca County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Seneca County:

3.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Seneca County:

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Seneca County:

9.7%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Seneca County:

28.5%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.0%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.5%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Fostoria:

29.0
Ohio:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.3%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.5%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.8%
Ohio:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.4%
Ohio:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Fostoria:

78.0%
Ohio:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fostoria, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 21$121,671$69,5260$0
Firefighters 19$90,086$56,8960$0
Water Supply 16$66,251$49,6880$0
Sewerage 11$41,575$45,3550$0
Streets and Highways 6$21,975$43,9500$0
Police - Other 6$30,861$61,7222$1,151
Financial Administration 4$16,866$50,5980$0
Judicial and Legal 4$15,485$46,4550$0
Other Government Administration 4$13,855$41,56513$6,048
Parks and Recreation 2$8,246$49,4760$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 93$426,871$55,08015$7,199

Fostoria government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,261,000 ($246.00)
    Water Utilities: $2,370,000 ($178.79)
    Sewerage: $1,915,000 ($144.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,756,000 ($132.47)
    Central Staff Services: $1,091,000 ($82.30)
    Regular Highways: $786,000 ($59.29)
    General - Other: $724,000 ($54.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $428,000 ($32.29)
    Health - Other: $280,000 ($21.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $103,000 ($7.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($3.09)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $526,000 ($39.68)
    General - Other: $45,000 ($3.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $830,000 ($62.61)
    Water Utilities: $684,000 ($51.60)
    Sewerage: $496,000 ($37.42)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,582,000 ($194.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($0.53)

Fostoria government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,526,000 ($190.56)
    Other: $839,000 ($63.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $540,000 ($40.74)
    Donations From Private Sources: $269,000 ($20.29)
    Interest Earnings: $61,000 ($4.60)
    Special Assessments: $56,000 ($4.22)
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000 ($1.74)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($0.38)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,925,000 ($220.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,043,000 ($154.12)
    General Local Government Support: $699,000 ($52.73)
    Sewerage: $156,000 ($11.77)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,779,000 ($360.52)
    Property: $677,000 ($51.07)
    Other License: $21,000 ($1.58)

Fostoria government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,003,000 ($75.66)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,003,000 ($75.66)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $180,000 ($13.58)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $159,000 ($11.99)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000 ($1.58)

Fostoria government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,831,000 ($439.88)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,003,000 ($75.66)

5.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,953 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Ohio average:

5.23%

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 Hancock County, OH  0.96% ($38,341 average AGI)
from Sandusky County, OH  0.83% ($34,400)
from Wood County, OH  0.47% ($33,886)


5.59% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,974 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Ohio average:

5.51%

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 Hancock County, OH  1.01% ($34,425 average AGI)
to Sandusky County, OH  0.77% ($36,954)
to Wood County, OH  0.57% ($34,039)
Businesses in Fostoria, OH
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Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1Mazda1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Circle K2Subway2
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
FedEx1U-Haul1
Ford1UPS3
GNC1Wendy's1
H&R Block1YMCA1
Kmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fostoria:

  • WFOB (1430 AM; 1 kW; FOSTORIA, OH; Owner: TCB HOLDINGS, INC./ C/O ROPPE CORPOR)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSPD (1370 AM; 5 kW; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fostoria:

  • WBVI (96.7 FM; FOSTORIA, OH; Owner: TCB HOLDINGS, INC./ C/O ROPPE CORPOR)
  • WPFX-FM (107.7 FM; NORTH BALTIMORE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCKY-FM (103.7 FM; TIFFIN, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKXA-FM (100.5 FM; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: BLANCHARD RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGTE-FM (91.3 FM; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: THE PUBLIC B/C FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • WJZE (97.3 FM; OAK HARBOR, OH; Owner: RASP BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WRVF (101.5 FM; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIMX (95.7 FM; GIBSONBURG, OH; Owner: RIVERSIDE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WGGN (97.7 FM; CASTALIA, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WVKS (92.5 FM; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXKR (94.5 FM; PORT CLINTON, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W205AT (88.9 FM; HAMLER, OH; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WRQN (93.5 FM; BOWLING GREEN, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBUK (106.3 FM; OTTAWA, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFRO-FM (99.1 FM; FREMONT, OH; Owner: BAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W254CD (98.7 FM; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC.)
  • WXML (90.1 FM; UPPER SANDUSKY, OH; Owner: KAYSER B/CAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WYNT (95.9 FM; UPPER SANDUSKY, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W231AJ (94.1 FM; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: CLYDE EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUND)

TV broadcast stations around Fostoria:

  • WLQP-LP (Channel 18; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • W09CG (Channel 9; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WBGU-TV (Channel 27; BOWLING GREEN, OH; Owner: BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTOL (Channel 11; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WNWO-TV (Channel 24; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WUPW (Channel 36; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WUPW BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFND-LP (Channel 22; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WGTE-TV (Channel 30; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: THE PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • WMFD-TV (Channel 68; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: MID-STATE TELEVISION,INC.)
  • WTVG (Channel 13; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WTVG, INC.)
  • WGGN-TV (Channel 52; SANDUSKY, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • W21BF (Channel 21; FREMONT, OH; Owner: TV 21, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Fostoria fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 53.7mTotal length
  • $154,000Total costs
  • 52,153Total average daily traffic
  • 3,709Total average daily truck traffic
  • 55,788Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fostoria, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fostoria, OH
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fostoria)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fostoria, OH)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fostoria)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Fostoria)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 84. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 118 took place in 2004, and the least - 55 in 2014. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fostoria, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.1%), and Outside Fires (39.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fostoria, OH
    • 63244.1%Structure Fires
    • 56739.6%Outside Fires
    • 20514.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 282.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fostoria, OH
Most common first names in Fostoria, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16877.7 years
Robert16570.4 years
Charles13873.9 years
William12972.9 years
James10869.0 years
John10574.8 years
Helen9081.6 years
Ruth7678.2 years
Richard7468.4 years
Harold7473.1 years
Most common last names in Fostoria, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9073.3 years
Miller4978.7 years
Myers4475.8 years
Fruth3779.3 years
Baker3477.8 years
Fox3374.1 years
Snyder3175.7 years
Williams3072.3 years
Thompson3067.0 years
Wagner2977.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fostoria, OH
  • 84.5%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Electricity
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fostoria, OH
  • 62.9%Utility gas
  • 35.8%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used


Fostoria compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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.

Fostoria on our top lists:

  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 (44830) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 11 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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