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Foster is a township in Marion County, in the Centralia metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Foster. For links to other places called Foster, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Foster is 38.783N. The longitude is -88.98W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 535 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 405.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Foster demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62892 ZIP code.
25% of Foster residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Foster ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Foster was $14,334, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Foster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Foster political report.
The average commute time for Foster workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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