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People

Total Population 4,671
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,520
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 57.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.9%
Median Earnings25+ $51,827
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,869

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,778
% Above Poverty Level 95.7%
% Below Poverty Level 4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,076
Median House Value $269,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9%
US/American 0%
English 26.3%
Irish 21.3%

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

Foster Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Providence
Metro Area Providence - Fall River - Warwick
Standard Zip Codes 02825
Phone Area Codes 401
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.853
Longitude -71.758

Foster 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 NORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Station BUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burrillville 16,170 $80,000
Coventry 34,981 $88,556
Glocester 9,897 $90,960
North Smithfield 12,159 $93,920
Scituate 10,450 $100,340
Smithfield 21,513 $81,790

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

Foster Public Libraries

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Foster Public Library
184 HOWARD HILL ROAD
Foster, Rhode Island
(401) 397-4801
Tyler Public Library
81A MOOSUP VALLEY ROAD
Foster, Rhode Island
(401) 397-7930

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