Foster, RI Population

Population: 4,274. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,505 (+5.4% change)
Males: 2,133 (49.9%), Females: 2,141 (50.1%)

Providence County

Median resident age: 39.8 years
Median household income: $59,673
Median house value: $143,600

Races in Foster:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: English (21.7%), Irish (21.3%), Italian (20.2%), French (15.2%), German (8.5%), Polish (7.3%).

Elevation: 711 feet

Population

For population 25 years and over in Foster

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Foster town

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -52 (-1.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Foster:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Foster:

  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 26 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: PVD)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 30 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Abbreviation: ORH)
  • GROTON-NEW LONDON (about 42 miles; GROTON NEW LONDON, CT; Abbreviation: GON)
Other public-use airports nearest to Foster:

  • DANIELSON (about 11 miles; DANIELSON, CT; Abbreviation: 5B3)
  • NORTH CENTRAL STATE (about 20 miles; PAWTUCKET, RI; Abbreviation: SFZ)
  • OXFORD (about 22 miles; OXFORD, MA; Abbreviation: 43M)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Foster:

  • BRYANT COLLEGE (about 17 miles; SMITHFIELD, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,926)
  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 23 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 4,456)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 23 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 6,208)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 24 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 24 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,419)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; Providence, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 25 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
Public primary/middle school in Foster:

  • CAPT. ISAAC PAINE SCHOOL (Students: 369; Location: 160 FOSTER CENTER ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)

Libraries

Libraries in Foster:

  • FOSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $90,176; Location: 184 HOWARD HILL ROAD; 17,563 books; 920 audio materials; 1,809 video materials; 56 serial subscriptions)
  • TYLER FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $77,173; Location: 81 A MOOSUP VALLEY ROAD; 14,424 books; 381 audio materials; 1,397 video materials; 45 serial subscriptions)

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