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Demographics

People

Total Population1,544
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens25.6%
Employed Population 16+667
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23%
Median Earnings25+$28,929
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,961

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,500
% Above Poverty Level82.9%
% Below Poverty Level17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone45.3%
Median Gross Rent$625
Median House Value$101,300

Ancestry

Norwegian39.7%
German26.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.4%
Swedish9.4%
French Except Basque4.9%
Irish4.6%
Russian4.5%
English3.9%
Canadian2.1%
Polish1.9%
Finnish1.6%
Belgian1.4%
Italian1.1%
Czech1%
Welsh0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Somali0.4%
African0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Luxemburger0.2%
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Fosston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Polk County
Standard Zip Codes56542
Phone Area Codes218
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude47.58
Approximate Longitude-95.74

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)

StationFOSSTON 1 E
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp-8 to 13 F
Apr Temp28 to 52 F
Jul Temp55 to 79 F
Oct Temp31 to 54 F
Annual Precip24.8 inches
StationMAHNOMEN 1 W
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp-8 to 13 F
Apr Temp28 to 52 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp31 to 54 F
Annual Precip23.5 inches
StationITASCA UNIV OF MINNESOTA
Distance35.8 miles
Jan Temp-9 to 15 F
Apr Temp25 to 51 F
Jul Temp54 to 78 F
Oct Temp30 to 53 F
Annual Precip27 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bagley1,578$39,934
Clearbrook450$46,250
Erskine467$56,125
Gonvick262$40,156
McIntosh642$44,375

Fosston Hospitals

Essentia Health Fosston
(Non-profit)
900 Hilligoss Blvd Southeast
(218) 435-1130

Fosston Public Schools

Fosston Secondary
301 E 1st St
ZIP: 56542
(218) 435-1909
High
Total Enrollment 289
Magelssen Elementary
700 E 1st St
ZIP: 56542
(218) 435-6036
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
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