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Fostoria, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Fostoria, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°14′30″N 95°9′18″W / 43.24167°N 95.155°W / 43.24167; -95.155
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clay
 - Total 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 - Land 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,457 ft (444 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 230
 - Density 483.7/sq mi (186.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51340
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-28650
GNIS feature ID 0456695

Fostoria is a city in Clay County, Iowa, United States. The population was 230 at the 2000 census.



Fostoria is located at 43°14′30″N 95°9′18″W / 43.24167°N 95.155°W / 43.24167; -95.155 (43.241539, -95.155039)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 230 people, 95 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 483.7 people per square mile (185.0/km²). There were 97 housing units at an average density of 204.0/sq mi (78.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.96% White, 0.43% African American, 0.87% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 95 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 36.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $42,250. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $20,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,952. None of the families and 2.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 12.0% of those over 64.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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