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People

Total Population 1,624
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 24.9%
Employed Population 16+ 657
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 43.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,792
% Above Poverty Level 79.3%
% Below Poverty Level 20.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 48.1%
Median Gross Rent $544
Median House Value $86,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.4%
US/American 0%
English 2.9%
Irish 4.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fosston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 68 miles NE of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 215 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Polk
Metro Area Grand Forks
Standard Zip Codes 56542
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.576
Longitude -95.751

Fosston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FOSSTON 1 E
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 13 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 54 F
Annual Precip 24.8 inches
Station MAHNOMEN 1 W
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 13 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 54 F
Annual Precip 23.5 inches
Station ITASCA UNIV OF MINNESOTA
Distance 35.8 miles
Jan Temp -9 to 15 F
Apr Temp 25 to 51 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 30 to 53 F
Annual Precip 27 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bagley 1,410 $42,125
Clearbrook 503 $41,250
Erskine 511 $55,234
Gonvick 220 $36,406
McIntosh 537 $40,417

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fosston Hospitals

FIRST CARE MEDICAL SERVICES
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
900 HILLIGOSS BOULEVARD SE
(218) 435-1133
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fosston High Schools

FOSSTON SEC.
301 E. 1ST ST.
218-435-1909
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 327 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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