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Foster, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Foster (historical) had a population of 47 as of July 1, 2015. Foster ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Foster is located at latitude 38.7992 and longitude -84.213 in Bracken County. Bracken County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 528 feet.

It also has a Functional Status Code of "I" which identifies an inactive governmental unit that has the power to provide primary special-purpose functions .

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Foster (historical) is located within Foster Division of Bracken 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Foster: Fosters.

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Foster, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 47
Population in Households 47
Population in Familes 39
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 482
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 18
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 13
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (35.7%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $85,714


Median Household Income $59,862
Average Household Income $81,238
Per Capita Income $31,659
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 0.84%
Households 1.09% 1.09%
Families 12.51% 1.49%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   3.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Foster, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Foster to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 520 1st
Population Density1 # 390 26th
Diversity Index2 # 394 25th
Median Household Income # 107 80th
Per Capita Income # 96 82nd

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