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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Foster is a town in Rhode Island with a population of 4,689. Foster is in Providence County. Living in Foster offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Foster and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Foster are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$281,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,069
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    105.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    274.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    464.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    84.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    22%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Foster

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,036
National
$55,322
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Foster Reviews

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This is where I was born and raised. I will always love the town of Foster, RI. I love the fact that you have to be able to have 5+ acres to build a home. I love the rural and local aspect. A safe town where you can let your children go to the neighbors house and play. Everyone knows everyone, and we're all one, big, happy family!
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Foster is definitely a beautiful place. The woods and nature are out here in full form and you can feel it. Everyone (for the most part) are very friendly and always try to help with any issues you may have. There are a few downsides though. There isn't much around, so you have to commute quite far in order to get somewhere, whether it be school or work. It is especially hard to do things if you have no car.
I personally love Foster, It is a quiet and small town in Rhode Island. The school district is top of the line and the people are friendly. Foster is known for having a lot of farm land and having animals. There is always a trail to hike or a safe place to walk your dog. I love Foster and most people in Foster can agree with what is said.