Foster County

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Foster County, North Dakota

PO Box 257
Carrington, ND 58421
Phone: (701) 652-1001
Fax: (701) 652-2173
www.fostercounty.com

In east-central ND, southwest of Grand Forks; organized Jan 4, 1873 (prior to statehood) from Pembina County. Name Origin: For either James S. Foster, commissioner of immigration, or possibly his brother, George I. Foster. Both were prominent in Dakota territorial affairs

Area (sq mi):: 646.72 (land 635.20; water 11.52) Population per square mile: 5.60
Population 2005: 3,580 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.80%; 1990-2000 -5.60% Population 2000: 3,759 (White 98.90%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.20%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 40.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,928; median household $32,019; Population below poverty level: 9.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,152-$30,017
Unemployment (2004): 3.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 12.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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