Fostoria, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fostoria, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Fostoria had a population of 13,357 as of July 1, 2017. Fostoria ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fostoria is located at latitude 41.1603 and longitude -83.4124 in Seneca County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fostoria (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Seneca County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 781 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Fostoria are located in Seneca County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Hancock County, and Wood County.

The City of Fostoria (GNIS ID: 1086945) has a C6 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that partially is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent or partially coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fostoria population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fostoria: Risdon, Rome, Stoner.

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Fostoria, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,357
Daytime Population: Workers 5,463
Daytime Population: Residents 7,663
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,126
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 13,107
Population in Familes 10,202
Population in Group Qrtrs 250
Population Density2 1,770
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $39,194
Average Household Income $50,347
Per Capita Income $20,510


Total Housing Units 6,201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,428 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,962 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 811 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $77,791
Average Home Value $91,421


Total Households 5,390
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,424
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.09% -0.16%
Households -0.07% -0.12%
Families -0.03% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Fostoria, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fostoria to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 137 89th
Population Density # 351 71st
Diversity Index # 69 94th
Median Household Income # 1042 14th
Per Capita Income # 1016 16th

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