Foster, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Foster, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Village of Foster had a population of 108 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.1661 and longitude -94.5075 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Foster: Walnut.

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Foster, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 108
Population in Households 108
Population in Familes 94
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 228
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $44,104
Average Household Income $66,409
Per Capita Income $24,437


Total Housing Units 58 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $146,429
Average Home Value $228,788


Total Households 43
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 32
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.33% -0.37%
Households -0.28% -0.47%
Families -0.37% -0.63%
Median Household Income   4.49%
Per Capita Income   5.09%

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, 2018 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 # 874 15th
Population Density # 913 12th
Diversity Index # 477 54th
Median Household Income # 527 49th
Per Capita Income # 441 57th

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