Fosston, Minnesota Population 2021

1,450
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Fosston is a city located in Polk County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 1,450, it is the 298th largest city in Minnesota and the 8837th largest city in the United States . Fosston is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually and its population has decreased by -5.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,527 in 2010. Fosston reached it's highest population of 1,534 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Fosston has a population density of 710 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fosston is $52,051 with a poverty rate of 15.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $791 per month, and the median house value is $107,700. The median age in Fosston is 45 years, 41.7 years for males, and 50.5 years for females.

Fosston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fosston was:

  • White: 91.41%
  • Two or more races: 4.33%
  • Native American: 1.40%
  • Other race: 1.15%
  • Black or African American: 0.70%
  • Asian: 0.64%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.38%
The current population of Fosston, Minnesota is 1,450 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,471.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,527.

Fosston, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,43691.41%
Two or More Races684.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native221.40%
Some Other Race181.15%
Black or African American110.70%
Asian100.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.38%
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Fosston Population by Race

Fosston Population Pyramid $2021

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Fosston Median Age

45


Total

41.7


Male

50.5


Female

Fosston Adults

There are 1,245 adults, (461 of whom are seniors) in Fosston.

Fosston Age Dependency

100.4

Age Dependency Ratio

58.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Fosston Sex Ratio

Female

784

49.90%

Male

787

50.10%

Fosston Population by Age

Fosston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fosston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
All61.5%38.5%
Non Family55.6%44.4%
Female47.3%52.7%
Male13.3%86.7%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fosston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6852.1561.5
Non Family3291.0255.6
Married2562.9380.5
Female554.1847.3
Male453.4713.3

3.07

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

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Fosston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade736.40%
9th to 12th Grade534.65%
High School Graduate35631.23%
Some College24721.67%
Associates Degree1119.74%
Bachelors Degree21819.12%
Graduate Degree827.19%
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Fosston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fosston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,079964284
Native American2214
Hispanic129
Black11117
2+ Races10102
Asian10107
Other Race55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.00%.

Fosston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,604$35,993$30,217
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$32,500$36,302$17,083
Some College$29,583$32,813$29,167
Bachelors Degree$37,500$53,542$35,625
Graduate Degree$36,563$$

$32,604

Average Earnings

$35,993

Average Male

$30,217

Average Female

Fosston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fosston Language by Age

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Fosston Language

97.27% of Fosston residents speak only English, while 2.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

Fosston Language

Fosston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,33517212.88%
Hispanic873843.68%
Multiple682739.71%
Black11763.64%
Asian10770.00%
Native22522.73%

15.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.19%

Male Poverty Rate

22.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fosston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fosston is Asian, with 70.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fosston is White, with 12.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.74%.

Fosston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.01%
Some College16.34%
High School10.67%
Bachelors or Greater6.44%

Fosston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed8.52%
Male Employed3.17%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Fosston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fosston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,964$52,051
Families$60,714$70,917
Married Families$65,833-
Non Families$21,012$28,784
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Income by Household Type

Fosston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Fosston Married by Age and Sex

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Fosston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Fosston Marital Status by Race

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Fosston Marital Status

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111

Number of Veterans

106

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam40
Korea28
First Gulf War7
Second Gulf War6
World War II

Fosston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+43
65 to 7437
55 to 6418
35 to 5410
18 to 343

Fosston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1038.68%
Native American418.18%
Black436.36%

Fosston Veterans by Race

Fosston Veterans by Education

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1.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fosston Veterans by Education

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57.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Fosston Employment by Age

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Fosston Employment by Race

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Fosston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.37%

Born in Fosston

98.09%

Native Born

1.91%

Foreign Born

0.64%

Non Citizen

1.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.09% of Fosston residents were born in the United States, with 72.37% having been born in Minnesota. 0.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fosston Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,450-7-0.48%
20201,457-7-0.48%
20191,464-7-0.48%
20181,471-17-1.14%
20171,488-13-0.87%
20161,50150.33%
20151,496-9-0.60%
20141,505-10-0.66%
20131,515-2-0.13%
20121,517-7-0.46%
20111,524-10-0.65%
20101,5340.00%

Fosston Population by Year