Fosters is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 3,128 people and just one neighborhood, Fosters is the 155th largest community in Alabama.
Real Estate Prices
Fosters real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Fosters house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Fosters, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.64% of Fosters’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Fosters is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Fosters who work in office and administrative support (13.77%), management occupations (8.01%) and sales jobs (7.43%).
Also of interest is that Fosters has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.71% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Fosters has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Fosters a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Fosters is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fosters, the average commute to work is 31.70 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Fosters doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.