Fosston, MN Profile: Facts & Data

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Fosston, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Fosston had a population of 1,491 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Fosston is located at latitude 47.5851 and longitude -95.7527 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fosston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,296 feet.

The City of Fosston (GNIS ID: 2394799) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fosston: City of Fosston.

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Fosston, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,491
Population in Households 1,415
Population in Familes 1,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density2 817
Diversity Index3 19
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,314
Average Household Income $56,213
Per Capita Income $25,236

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $97,258
Average Home Value $141,608
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 652
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 365
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.29% -0.11%
Households -0.33% -0.15%
Families -0.07% -0.22%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Fosston, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fosston to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 301 67th
Population Density # 356 61st
Diversity Index # 316 65th
Median Household Income # 844 7th
Per Capita Income # 736 19th

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