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Foster Center, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Foster Center Census Designated Place had a population of 356 as of July 1, 2016. Foster Center ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Rhode Island. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Foster Center is located at latitude 41.7905 and longitude -71.7314 in Providence County. The formal boundaries for the Foster Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Providence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 548 feet.

The Foster Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631333) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Foster Center Census Designated Place is located within Town of Foster, a minor civil division (MCD) of Providence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Foster Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Foster Center: Foster Centre, Hemlock.

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Foster Center, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 356
Population in Households 355
Population in Familes 308
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 164
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 149
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 113
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (84.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $282,143
Average Home Value $316,602


Median Household Income $77,483
Average Household Income $100,982
Per Capita Income $38,322
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.28%
Households 0.22% 0.27%
Families 4.27% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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 Center, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Foster Center to the other 34 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 30 15th
Population Density1 # 33 6th
Diversity Index2 # 23 35th
Median Household Income # 9 76th
Per Capita Income # 10 74th

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