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Foster is a township in Big Stone County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Foster. For links to other places called Foster, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Foster is 45.465N. The longitude is -96.669W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,102 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 123.
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41% of Foster residents report German ancestry, and 6% 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 $16,178, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Foster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Foster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $175. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.
Big Stone County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Foster political report.
The average commute time for Foster workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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