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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Fosston is a town in Minnesota with a population of 1,604. Fosston is in Polk County. Living in Fosston offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fosston there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals and retirees live in Fosston and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Fosston are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$99,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$726
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Fosston

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,550
National
$55,322

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Fosston Reviews

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Fosston is a small town where everyone knows each other. Fosston is a very family friendly town. Fosston has both an elementary school and a High school. Fosston also has a variety of resturaunts you can choose from. This town has a movie theatre where you can see the latest movies. It is also very easy to navigate. If you ever decide to stop by, Fosston has a motel that will be glad to accommodate you!
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Fosston is a great place to raise a family. This town is not too big but not too small. Unfortunately the only fast food is Dairy Queen, Subway, or A&W Root beer. There is a hospital, 3 fuel stations, post office, and a supermarket. Fosston is a great place to live with great people... This area to me seems very uninfected with the life in the fast lane city life.
The weather isn't always warm or ideal, but it's almost never extreme. It's often cold and there are often blizzards in the winter, but it's nothing that a typical Minnesotan can't handle. School is dismissed or cancelled during the winter sometimes, which can be very nice. Overall the weather isn't bad, and it doesn't get unbearably hot. The summers are nice, sometimes getting close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, but not past that. The springs and falls are sometimes chilly, but again not unbearably. On cool days, I usually wear a sweatshirt and pants and I'm fine.