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Fostoria, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Fostoria had a population of 195 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Fostoria, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 195
Daytime Population: Workers 30
Daytime Population: Residents 80
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 110
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 195
Population in Familes 170
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 478
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $55,267
Average Household Income $66,219
Per Capita Income $25,557


Total Housing Units 82 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $160,526
Average Home Value $172,656


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 58
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.14% 0.1%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.25% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 2017 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 # 702 31st
Population Density # 665 34th
Diversity Index # 491 51st
Median Household Income # 437 57th
Per Capita Income # 678 33rd

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