Fostoria, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Fostoria, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Fostoria Census Designated Place had a population of 668 as of July 1, 2018. Fostoria ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fostoria is located at latitude 43.2507 and longitude -83.3714 in Tuscola County. The formal boundaries for the Fostoria Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tuscola County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 853 feet.

The Fostoria Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628665) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fostoria Census Designated Place is located within Township of Watertown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tuscola County.

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Fostoria, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 668
Population in Households 668
Population in Familes 585
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 173
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $47,972
Average Household Income $56,163
Per Capita Income $20,354


Total Housing Units 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $109,016
Average Home Value $136,538


Total Households 242
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 190
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 -0.46% -0.54%
Households -0.3% -0.42%
Families 0.06% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Fostoria, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fostoria to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 492 29th
Population Density # 635 8th
Diversity Index # 662 4th
Median Household Income # 330 52nd
Per Capita Income # 575 17th

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