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Fosston is a city in Polk County, in the Grand Forks metro area.

The community was named for Louis Foss, merchant

The latitude of Fosston is 47.576N. The longitude is -95.751W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,293 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,527.


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Median household income
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$27,634
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fosston demographic reports
Historic sites and museums: East Polk Heritage Center

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16% of Fosston residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fosston ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fosston was $17,064, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Fosston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fosston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $319.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $681.


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Libraries in Fosston include Fosston Public Library ... View libraries

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Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fosston political report.

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The average commute time for Fosston workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Fosston include Super 8.

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