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Overview

Introduction to Fostoria, Ohio

Fostoria, Ohio, in Seneca county, is 35 miles S of Toledo, Ohio

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,397
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+5,245
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married39.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.3%
Median Earnings25+$25,625
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,996
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,761

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,643
% Above Poverty Level69.4%
% Below Poverty Level30.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone33.9%
Median Gross Rent$588
Median House Value$62,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.4%
Irish10.9%
Italian4.4%
English4.2%
French Except Basque2.9%
Dutch2.1%
Scottish1.6%
Polish1.4%
Czech0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Luxemburger0.3%
German0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Fostoria Almanac

CategoryValue
County Seneca County
Standard Zip Codes44830
Phone Area Codes419,567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.15
Approximate Longitude-83.41

Fostoria Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTIFFIN
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationFINDLAY AP
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip34.5 inches
StationHOYTVILLE 2 NE
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 64 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arcadia598$74,375
Bairdstown128$45,000
Bettsville666$53,083
Bloomdale685$64,107
New Riegel269$61,964
Risingsun639$41,923

Fostoria Public Libraries

Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
205 PERRY ST.
Fostoria, Ohio
(419) 435-2813

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Fostoria Hospitals

Fostoria Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
501 Van Buren Street
(419) 435-7734

Fostoria Public Schools

Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School
1202 H L Ford Dr
ZIP: 44830
(419) 436-4125
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Fostoria Junior/senior High School
1001 Park Ave
ZIP: 44830
(419) 436-4110
High
Total Enrollment 745
Longfellow Elementary School
619 Sandusky St
ZIP: 44830
(419) 436-4135
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Riley Elementary School
1324 Walnut St
ZIP: 44830
(419) 436-4145
Primary
Total Enrollment 291

Fostoria Private Schools

St Wendelin Catholic School
533 N Countyline St
ZIP: 44830
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 306
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