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.

When you are in Fostoria, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.01% of Fostoria’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Fostoria is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fostoria who work in office and administrative support (10.12%), food service (9.57%), and sales jobs (7.44%).

Fostoria’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

The population of Fostoria has a very low overall level of education: only 9.46% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Fostoria in 2010 was $17,600, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,400 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.