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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fosston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Grand Forks area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56542 ZIP code.
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.
14% of Fosston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fosston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $319. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $681.
Libraries in Fosston include Fosston Public Library ... View libraries
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fosston political report.
The average commute time for Fosston workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Fosston include Super 8.
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