Fostoria, OH Profile: Facts & Data


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Fostoria, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Fostoria had a population of 13,407 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.157 and longitude -83.4169 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.

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

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Fostoria, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,407
Population in Households 13,160
Population in Familes 10,289
Population in Group Qrtrs 247
Population Density2 1,777
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $40,277
Average Household Income $51,342
Per Capita Income $20,959


Total Housing Units 6,266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,459 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,965 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 842 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $79,393
Average Home Value $93,763


Total Households 5,424
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,444
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.03% -0.06%
Households 0.02% 0.0%
Families 0.04% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

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, 2018 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 # 349 71st
Diversity Index # 69 94th
Median Household Income # 1040 14th
Per Capita Income # 1040 14th

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