Foster, VA 23056 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23056: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Foster, VA 23056

Acceptable Alternative
Mobjack, VA 23056

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Mathews County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.451, Longitude -76.385
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 5
  • PO Box Addresses: 56
  • Residential Addresses: 138
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 138

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Foster, VA 23056 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 517
Daytime Population: Workers 47
Daytime Population: Residents 291
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 338
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 510
Population in Familes 425
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 91
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $61,758
Average Household Income $86,805
Per Capita Income $36,536


Total Housing Units 298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (27.9%)
Median Home Value $265,385
Average Home Value $346,060


Total Households 215
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.08% -0.12%
Households 0.0% -0.09%
Families -0.18% -0.13%
Median Household Income   4.2%
Per Capita Income   3.46%

Foster, VA 23056 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23056 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 741 15th
Population Density # 403 54th
Diversity Index # 470 46th
Median Household Income # 256 71st
Per Capita Income # 174 80th

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