Foster County ND Information


Foster County Subdivisions

Foster County ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,253
Population in Households 3,192
Population in Familes 2,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 5
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $55,371
Average Household Income $79,268
Per Capita Income $36,100


Total Housing Units 1,833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,050 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 422 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 361 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $129,528
Average Home Value $179,524


Total Households 1,472
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 891
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 -0.33% -0.66%
Households -0.19% -0.45%
Families -0.52% -0.66%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.54%


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, 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 # 34 38th
Population Density # 20 64th
Diversity Index # 46 17th
Median Household Income # 33 40th
Per Capita Income # 18 68th

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