Foster County ND Information


Foster County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 3,363
Daytime Population: Workers 2,091
Daytime Population: Residents 1,417
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,508
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 3,314
Population in Familes 2,601
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density2 5
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $53,818
Average Household Income $73,644
Per Capita Income $33,597


Total Housing Units 1,845 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,082 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 444 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 319 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $125,373
Average Home Value $178,674


Total Households 1,526
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 929
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.08% 0.08%
Households 0.28% 0.18%
Families -0.01% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.56%


Foster County ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Foster County to the other 53 counties and county equivalents in North Dakota 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 # 34 38th
Population Density # 19 66th
Diversity Index # 48 11th
Median Household Income # 33 40th
Per Capita Income # 24 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.