Foster, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Foster had a population of 48 as of July 1, 2017. Foster ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Foster is located at latitude 42.2747 and longitude -97.6651 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Foster (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,640 feet.

The Village of Foster (GNIS ID: 2398907) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Foster is located within Foster Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Foster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Foster, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 48
Daytime Population: Workers 1
Daytime Population: Residents 19
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.42
Population in Households 48
Population in Familes 43
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 215
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $54,935
Average Household Income $69,388
Per Capita Income $25,058


Total Housing Units 32 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $230,556


Total Households 24
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 19
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.83% -0.85%
Households -1.1% 0.0%
Families 1.55% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Foster, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Foster to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 528 9th
Population Density # 513 12th
Diversity Index # 436 25th
Median Household Income # 202 65th
Per Capita Income # 455 22nd

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