Fostoria, OH
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Fostoria is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 13,167 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fostoria is the 133rd largest community in Ohio. Fostoria has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Fostoria is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.70% of the Fostoria workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Fostoria is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fostoria who work in office and administrative support (9.95%), food service (8.18%), and sales jobs (7.80%).

The overall crime rate in Fostoria is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

The citizens of Fostoria have a very low rate of college education: just 9.43% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Fostoria in 2010 was $19,849, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,396 for a family of four.

Fostoria is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fostoria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fostoria residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fostoria include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Fostoria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.