Foster is a very small town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 4,681 people and just one neighborhood, Foster is the 37th largest community in Rhode Island.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Foster isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Foster are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Foster is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Foster who work in management occupations (11.52%), teaching (11.21%) and office and administrative support (10.70%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Foster is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Foster a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Foster has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Foster’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Foster, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.56 minutes every day commuting to work.