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Welcome to Fostoria ...

The city of Fostoria is primarily located in Seneca County<1>. A portion of Fostoria extends into Hancock County and Wood County.

The pronunciation of Fostoria: faw-STOH-ree-uh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fostoria has a population of 13,227 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fostoria.

Fostoria is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Fostoria lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Fostoria: (419) and (567)<5>

The ZIP code for Fostoria: 44830<6>

Websites for Fostoria ...

Official Website:   www.ci.fostoria.oh.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fostoriachamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fostoria had an population of 13,227 people. This is a decrease of 1.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fostoria had a population of 13,441 people (which is 23.69% of the total population of Seneca County). This makes Fostoria the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Fostoria represents 0.12% of the total population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 130th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,441 people, the population of Fostoria decreased 3.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,931 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fostoria.

Communities Also Named Fostoria ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Fostoria - they are located in Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fostoria.

Communities near Fostoria ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fostoria.

  • Findlay [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Findlay
    • Findlay [Hancock County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Fostoria
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,832 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Findlay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Findlay<8>
  • Bowling Green [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
    • Bowling Green [Wood County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Fostoria
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowling Green<8>
  • Tiffin [Seneca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiffin
    • Tiffin [Seneca County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Fostoria
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,359 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiffin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tiffin<8>
  • North Baltimore [Wood County]
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    • Carey [Wyandot County]
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      • Carey [Wyandot County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Fostoria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carey<8>
    • Gibsonburg [Sandusky County]
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      • Gibsonburg [Sandusky County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Fostoria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibsonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibsonburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibsonburg<8>
    • McComb [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
      • McComb [Hancock County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Fostoria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McComb have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McComb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McComb<8>
    • Pemberville [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pemberville
      • Pemberville [Wood County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Fostoria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,422 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pemberville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pemberville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pemberville<8>
    • Green Springs [Seneca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Springs
      • Green Springs [Seneca County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Fostoria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green Springs<8>
    • Bradner [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradner
      • Bradner [Wood County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Fostoria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,020 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradner have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradner<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fostoria. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fostoria.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fostoria. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fostoria.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fostoria. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fostoria.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fostoria ...

Looking for more information about Fostoria? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fostoria, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fostoria.

Adding Fostoria to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fostoria in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fostoria was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fostoria on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fostoria on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Fostoria

Search for a Community located in Ohio

About Seneca County

About Ohio

The official website for Fostoria: www.ci.fostoria.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Seneca, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Fostoria. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fostoria.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fostoria - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (567) is an overlay for area code (419).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fostoria). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fostoria or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fostoria) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fostoria. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FostoriaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fostoria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1590, Longitude: -83.4140    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

 

 


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