Introduction to Fostoria, Ohio

Fostoria, Ohio, in Seneca county, is 35 miles S of Toledo, Ohio. The city contains a population of approximately 13,931.

Fostoria History

The present day city of Fostoria was originally inhabited by Native American tribes. Charles Foster, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under Benjamin Harrison and the 35th Governor of Ohio, visited the area in 1826. Later in the summer of 1832, Foster built a log cabin in this area. The modern day city of Fostoria was named in his honor.

Fostoria and nearby Attractions

  • Glass Heritage Gallery
  • Van Buren State Park
  • Meadowlark Park
  • Tiffin Glass Museum
  • Seneca County Museum

Things To Do In Fostoria

Fostoria offers a number of recreational activities. You can visit the High Street United Methodist Church, Pilgrim Holiness Church, Hope Lutheran Church, and Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church while staying in the city. There are also several lakes in Fostoria including Mottram Lake, Lamberjack Lake, and Daugherty Lake. Basketball, tennis, and softball can be enjoyed at the Meadowlark Park which also offers picnic shelters.

Fostoria Transportation

Toledo Express Airport is the nearest airport.

Fostoria Higher Education

The University of Findlay, University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University - Main Campus, and Owens Community College - Toledo Campus provide facilities for higher education.


Total Population 13,003
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,091
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 39.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.5%
Median Earnings25+ $25,533
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,607
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,102


Median Family Income $40,703
% Above Poverty Level 71.1%
% Below Poverty Level 28.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 34.8%
Median Gross Rent $589
Median House Value $64,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24%
US/American 0%
English 5.3%
Irish 9.8%

Fostoria Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 35 miles S of Toledo, Ohio
County Seneca
Standard Zip Codes 44830
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.156
Longitude -83.416

Fostoria Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station TIFFIN
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fostoria, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Amsden (44830)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arcadia 639 $54,375
Bairdstown 206 $35,750
Bettsville 666 $50,208
Bloomdale 759 $57,708

Fostoria Public Libraries

Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
Fostoria, Ohio
(419) 435-2813
Library Web Site

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Fostoria Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(419) 435-7734
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 705 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

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