Foster, Nebraska

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Foster, Nebraska
Foster, seen from across Nebraska Highway 13.
Foster, seen from across Nebraska Highway 13.
Location of Foster, Nebraska
Location of Foster, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°16′25″N 97°39′55″W / 42.27361°N 97.66528°W / 42.27361; -97.66528Coordinates: 42°16′25″N 97°39′55″W / 42.27361°N 97.66528°W / 42.27361; -97.66528
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyPierce
Area
 • Total0.22 sq mi (0.58 km2)
 • Land0.22 sq mi (0.58 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,640 ft (500 m)
Population
 • Total51
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
51
 • Density228.70/sq mi (88.32/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
68737, 68765
Area code(s)402
FIPS code31-17320[4]
GNIS feature ID0829362[5]

Foster is a village in Pierce County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Norfolk, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 51 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office was established in Foster in 1886, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 2002.[6] The community was named for George Foster, an original owner of the town site.[7]

Geography[edit]

Foster is located at 42°16′25″N 97°39′55″W / 42.27361°N 97.66528°W / 42.27361; -97.66528 (42.273681, -97.665357).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2), all of it land.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910122
192014014.8%
1930122−12.9%
19401284.9%
1950114−10.9%
196060−47.4%
19707931.7%
1980812.5%
199057−29.6%
20006310.5%
201051−19.0%
Est. 201751[3]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 51 people, 26 households, and 17 families residing in the village. The population density was 231.8 inhabitants per square mile (89.5/km2). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 145.5 per square mile (56.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.

There were 26 households of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.41.

The median age in the village was 52.3 years. 15.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.6% were from 25 to 44; 39.3% were from 45 to 64; and 23.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 63 people, 32 households, and 16 families residing in the village. The population density was 291.3 people per square mile (110.6/km²). There were 34 housing units at an average density of 157.2 per square mile (59.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.41% White and 1.59% Native American.

There were 32 households out of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.9% were non-families. 46.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the village, the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 27.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 142.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 150.0 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,127. There were no families and 5.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 25.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Pierce County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  7. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 114. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6. A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.