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Foster is a township in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Foster. For links to other places called Foster, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Foster is 40.966N. The longitude is -75.883W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,552 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,323.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Foster demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne 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 18221 ZIP code.
14% of Foster residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $16,824, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Foster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Foster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $403. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $723.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Foster political report.
The average commute time for Foster workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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