Fostoria, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Fostoria had a population of 193 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fostoria is located at latitude 43.243 and longitude -95.1549 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fostoria (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,460 feet.

The City of Fostoria (GNIS ID: 2394800) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Fostoria is located within Township of Summit, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fostoria population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fostoria, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 193
Population in Households 193
Population in Familes 168
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 473
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 82 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $143,182
Average Home Value $165,984


Median Household Income $52,863
Average Household Income $66,591
Per Capita Income $24,968
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households -0.21% 0.0%
Families 1.17% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   -0.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fostoria, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fostoria to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 709 30th
Population Density1 # 667 34th
Diversity Index2 # 642 37th
Median Household Income # 499 51st
Per Capita Income # 678 33rd

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