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Foster is a town in Providence County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.

The community was named for U.S. Sen. Theodore Foster

The latitude of Foster is 41.853N. The longitude is -71.758W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 525 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,274.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$59,673
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Foster demographic reports
Foster is on the Connecticut border
The highest point in Rhode Island, Jerimoth Hill, is located in the northwest part of town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Scandinavian Accordian Festival - July 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Foster web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Town House, Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Foster demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Providence County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Providence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02825 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Foster residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Foster ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Foster was $22,148, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Foster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Foster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $474.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,149.


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Libraries in Foster include Foster Public Library, Tyler Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Foster workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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