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The Village of Foster had a population of 109 as of July 1, 2016. Foster ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Foster is located at latitude 38.1667 and longitude -94.5083 in Bates County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Foster (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bates County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 846 feet.

The Village of Foster (GNIS ID: 2398906) 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 Village of Foster is located within Township of Walnut, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bates County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Foster: Walnut.

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Foster, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 109
Population in Households 109
Population in Familes 95
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 230
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 43
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 32
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 58 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $117,857
Average Home Value $186,486


Median Household Income $42,085
Average Household Income $54,871
Per Capita Income $20,006
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.37%
Households -0.37% -0.47%
Families -0.49% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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.

Foster, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Foster to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 871 16th
Population Density1 # 908 12th
Diversity Index2 # 526 49th
Median Household Income # 463 55th
Per Capita Income # 633 39th

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