Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

Foster County, North Dakota (ND)

County population in 2014: 3,362 (all rural); it was 3,759 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 506
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 607
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,144
Renter-occupied apartments: 382 (it was 396 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

35%

Land area: 635 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 5 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Foster County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

We are giving away a $200 prize - enter simply by sending us your own pictures of this county!
Click here to upload your Foster County photos (outside city limits)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (43.2%), Educational, health and social services (17.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Foster County races chart

Races in Foster County, North Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
North Dakota median age:  37.0 years
Males: 1,684  (50.1%)
Females: 1,678  (49.9%)
Foster County, ND forum
Recent posts about Foster County, North Dakota on our local forum with over 2,000,000 registered users:
Anyone move to ND from Southern Calif?  (31 replies)
Wanting to move to ND  (7 replies)

Foster County,ND real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Foster County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $59,061 ($32,019 in 1999)

This county:

$59,061
North Dakota:

$60,557

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $522 (lower quartile is $399, upper quartile is $597)
This county:

$522
State:

$702


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $113,268 (it was $54,900 in 2000)
Foster:

$113,268
North Dakota:

$180,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,834 - $219,291
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,017
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $396

Institutionalized population: 55

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 3
  • Auto thefts: 0
Foster County, ND map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,148 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $972 (0.9%)

Foster County household income distribution in 2009 Foster County home values distribution Foster County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.6%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.2%
Foster County:

9.2%
North Dakota:

11.0%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 12.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 61 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Foster County is $390 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $475 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $655 a month.

Cities in this county include: Carrington, Glenfield, McHenry, Grace City.

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

Click to draw/clear Foster County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Foster County: Camp Dominic Savio (A), North West North Dakota Girl Scout Camp (B), Mercer County Regional Landfill (C), The Coteau Properties Company Ambulance Service (D), Dakota Gasification Company Ambulance Service (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Foster County include: Saint Johns Church (A), Trinity Church (B), Saint Pauls Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Medicine Stone Cemetery (1), Beaver Creek Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3), Red Butte Cemetery (4), Nayzatch Cemetery (5), Boeckel Cemetery (6), Neusatz Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Mud Creek (A), Malnourie Creek (B), Brush Creek (C), Brady Creek (D), Coyote Creek (E), Willow Creek (F), Horse Creek (G), Coal Creek (H), Antelope Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Foster County include: Medicine Stone Public Use Area (1), Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site (2), Hille State Game Management Area (3), Red Butte Bay Public Use Area (4), Fort Clark Historic Site (5), Lake Sakakawea State Park (6), Twin Buttes Public Use Area (7), Beaver Creek State Game Management Area (8), Beulah Bay Public Use Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Aitkin County, Minnesota , Eddy County , Itasca County, Minnesota , Stark County , Stutsman County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 77
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 56 (57% naturalized citizens)

Foster County:

1.5%
Whole state:

1.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 15
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 8
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 20
Note: State values scaled to Foster County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.2%

Foster County marital status for males Foster County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,330
  • One, attached: 38
  • Two: 36
  • 3 or 4: 133
  • 5 to 9: 62
  • 10 to 19: 44
  • 20 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 146

Housing units in Foster County with a mortgage: 370 (29 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 493

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Foster County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,3217
Mainline Protestant1,6986
Catholic7062
Other1-
None--
Foster County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Foster County:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Foster County:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Foster County:

9.0%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Foster County:

25.2%
State:

27.6%

Agriculture in Foster County:

Average size of farms: 1239 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $128,531
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $113.69
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.06%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $122,448
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 60.16%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.51%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $118,200
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.94%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.68
Corn for grain: 8744 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 73592 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 43281 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Foster County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 5337406.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/24/1975, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Foster County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 598.7 miles away from Foster County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 183.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 226.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 175.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 150.8 miles away from Foster County center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 405.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: April 22, 2013 to May 16, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4118: May 29, 2013, FEMA Id: 4118, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2011 to July 20, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1981: May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1981, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: February 26, 2010 to July 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1907: April 30, 2010, FEMA Id: 1907, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: February 26, 2010 to April 30, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3309: March 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 3309, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2009 to August 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1829: March 24, 2009, FEMA Id: 1829, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3247: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3247, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Dakota Floods, Incident Period: March 01, 2001 to August 09, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1376: May 28, 2001, FEMA Id: 1376, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: April 05, 2000 to August 12, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1334: June 27, 2000, FEMA Id: 1334, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Snow and Ice, Flooding, Ground Saturation, Landslides and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 01, 1999 to July 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1279: June 08, 1999, FEMA Id: 1279, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Snow
  • North Dakota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1174: April 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1174, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Foster County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 7, Snows: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (27%)
  • Other Northern Europe (16%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Australia (9%)
  • Brazil (7%)
  • Hong Kong (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Foster County (%):

  • German (43%)
  • Norwegian (31%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Danish (2%)
  • English (1%)

Foster County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,255 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 172 (10%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 149 (9%)
  • Other means: 8 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 159 (9%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Foster County, North Dakota in 2000:

  • 75 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
6 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $72,580.

5.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
North Dakota average:

7.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.82% relocated from other counties in North Dakota ($26,084 average AGI)
2.16% relocated from other states ($15,193 average AGI)
Foster County:

2.16%
North Dakota average:

4.56%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cass County, ND  0.79% ($24,182 average AGI)
from Stutsman County, ND  0.72% ($45,800)


6.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
North Dakota average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.17% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($27,941 average AGI)
1.94% relocated to other states ($11,765 average AGI)
Foster County:

1.94%
North Dakota average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cass County, ND  1.01% ($49,429 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Births per 1000 population in Foster County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Foster County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Foster County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Foster County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Foster County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 837 (785 aged, 52 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 90 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Foster County, North Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (71)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (43)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (42)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (40)
  • Congestive heart failure (40)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (35)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (35)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (26)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (23)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (20)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 28.64
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,103
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,403
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43,242

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,285
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 950
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 28

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 28

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,282
  • In family households: 2,638 (773 male householders, 157 female householders)
    799 spouses, 835 children (780 natural, 15 adopted, 40 stepchildren), 14 grandchildren, 17 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 9 other relatives, 26 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 644 (288 male householders (244 living alone)), 277 female householders (257 living alone)), 79 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 61 (55 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 552 2-persons, 142 3-persons, 122 4-persons, 75 5-persons, 28 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 501 1-person, 56 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

828 married couples with children.
125 single-parent households (34 men, 91 women).

95.9% of residents of Foster County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $49,160,000 ($14,078 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $820,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $10,251,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,342,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,536,000
Federal grants: $16,870,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,104,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,058,000 ($610,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $330,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $33,945,000
Federal Government insurance: $31,193,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 190
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

64 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 315
Here:

88 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -54
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State -29 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Foster County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.32 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 48
  • 2000 to 2009: 101
  • 1990 to 1999: 150
  • 1980 to 1989: 168
  • 1970 to 1979: 400
  • 1960 to 1969: 301
  • 1950 to 1959: 137
  • 1940 to 1949: 150
  • 1939 or earlier: 377
Note: State values scaled to Foster population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Foster County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Foster County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 87
  • 5 rooms: 263
  • 6 rooms: 221
  • 7 rooms: 214
  • 8 rooms: 167
  • 9+ rooms: 168
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 60
  • 4 rooms: 129
  • 5 rooms: 71
  • 6 rooms: 53
  • 7 rooms: 33
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9+ rooms: 15
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Foster County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Foster County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 30
  • 2 bedrooms: 243
  • 3 bedrooms: 530
  • 4 bedrooms: 275
  • 5+ bedrooms: 66
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 76
  • 2 bedrooms: 187
  • 3 bedrooms: 91
  • 4 bedrooms: 24
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14
Cars and other vehicles available in Foster County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Foster County population
  • no vehicle: 25
  • 1 vehicle: 234
  • 2 vehicles: 516
  • 3 vehicles: 279
  • 4 vehicles: 78
  • 5+ vehicles: 12
  • no vehicle: 55
  • 1 vehicle: 203
  • 2 vehicles: 86
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

62% of Foster County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in North Dakota.

Foster County:

61.6%
State average:

57.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3,138
  • Northeast: 14
  • Midwest: 369
  • South: 47
  • West: 112

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $50,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Foster County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.6%)
  • Electricity (17.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Electricity (44.2%)
  • Utility gas (27.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.3%)
  • Other fuel (6.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.5%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9
Here:

1.9%
North Dakota:

7.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

2.1%
North Dakota:

6.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

29.8%
North Dakota:

10.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Foster County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $14,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $5,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $252,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $247,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $221,000
    Financial Administration: $177,000
    General - Other: $167,000
    Health - Other: $143,000
    Central Staff Services: $109,000
    Police Protection: $106,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    General Public Buildings: $81,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $31,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $23,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $684,000

Foster County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $214,000
    All Other: $124,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $58,000
    Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $373,000
    All Other: $49,000
    Health and Hospitals: $41,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $876,000

Foster County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,647,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 38
  • Number of aged recipients: 7
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 31
  • Number of recipients under 18: 3
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 24
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 11
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 20
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 14
Foster County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Foster County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Foster County, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3380.2 years
William2480.5 years
James2371.3 years
Mary2082.9 years
Anna1586.4 years
Emma1387.9 years
Edna1381.5 years
George1377.7 years
Harold1375.5 years
Henry1283.9 years
Most common last names in Foster County, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson1680.1 years
Smith1383.6 years
Neumiller1378.8 years
Schmid1273.3 years
Miller1278.9 years
Semmens1174.6 years
Hanson1083.0 years
Gussiaas1078.2 years
Schaffer1079.2 years
Nelson1087.2 years
Businesses in Foster County, ND
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Jones New York1
Chevrolet1UPS1

Foster County on our top lists:

  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"