Fosston, Minnesota Population 2024

1,371

Fosston is a city located in Mahnomen County and Polk County Minnesota. Fosston has a 2024 population of 1,371. Fosston is currently declining at a rate of -1.01% annually and its population has decreased by -3.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,427 in 2020.

The average household income in Fosston is $57,297 with a poverty rate of 19.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fosston is 48.9 years, 43.7 years for males, and 52 years for females.

Fosston Demographics

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

  • White: 90.69%
  • Two or more races: 6.62%
  • Black or African American: 1.39%
  • Native American: 0.92%
  • Asian: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
684.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.92% (-56)
The current population of Fosston, Minnesota is 1,371 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,427.

Fosston, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,17890.69%
Two or more races866.62%
Black or African American181.39%
Native American120.92%
Asian50.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Fosston Population by Race

Fosston Population Pyramid 2024

Fosston Median Age

48.9

Total

43.7

Male

52

Female

Fosston Adults

There are 1,031 adults, (434 of whom are seniors) in Fosston.

Fosston Age Dependency

117.6

Age Dependency Ratio

72.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Fosston Sex Ratio

Female68752.89%
Male61247.11%

Fosston Population by Age

Fosston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5712.0365.834.2
Non Family2781.0858.341.7
Married2232.888.811.2
Female403.73565
Male302.876.793.3

2.83

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fosston Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade616.23%
Associates Degree919.3%
Bachelors Degree15215.53%
Graduate Degree787.97%
High School Graduate39640.45%
Less Than 9th Grade545.52%
Some College14715.02%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fosston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fosston Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White936826222
Black18184
Native American1270
2+ Races880
Asian554
Hispanic220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 80%.

Fosston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$41,875$65,781$33,333
Graduate Degree$70,417$0$0
High School Graduate$41,544$42,404$35,000
Less Than 9th Grade$20,417$0$0
Overall$36,932$43,015$32,153
Some College$34,583$34,861$32,321

$36,932

Average Earnings

$43,015

Average Male

$32,153

Average Female

Fosston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fosston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fosston Language

98.39% of Fosston residents speak only English, while 1.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.29% of the population.

Fosston Language

Fosston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,07121319.89%
Hispanic221463.64%
Multiple861416.28%
Asian5480%
Black18422.22%
Native12325%

19.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.89%

Male Poverty Rate

26.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fosston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fosston is Asian, with 80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fosston is Multiple, with 16.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.75%.

Fosston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.52%
Some College18.49%
High School12.04%
Bachelors or Greater9.85%

Fosston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed48.28%
Female Employed13.79%
Male Employed2.84%

Fosston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fosston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$52,083$68,970
Households$45,893$57,297
Married Families$60,114$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,250$42,406

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fosston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Fosston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Fosston Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fosston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

101

Number of Veterans

99

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War29
Vietnam21
Korea18
Second Gulf War4
World War II0

Fosston Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+40
35 to 5421
55 to 6419
65 to 7419
18 to 342

Fosston Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White858.6%
Black1477.78%
Native American216.67%

Fosston Veterans by Race

Fosston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fosston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Fosston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fosston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fosston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.06%

Born in Fosston

99.23%

Native Born

0.77%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.23% of Fosston residents were born in the United States, with 72.06% having been born in Minnesota. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fosston Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,301-14-1.06%
20281,315-14-1.05%
20271,329-14-1.04%
20261,343-14-1.03%
20251,357-14-1.02%
20241,371-14-1.01%
20231,385-14-1%
20221,399-10-0.71%
20211,409-18-1.26%
20201,427-36-2.46%
20191,463-6-0.41%
20181,469-18-1.21%
20171,487-14-0.93%
20161,50140.27%
20151,497-8-0.53%
20141,505-10-0.66%
20131,515-3-0.2%
20121,518-6-0.39%
20111,524-10-0.65%
20101,53400%

Fosston Population by Year