Foster Township, Madison County, Illinois

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Foster Township
Township
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°57′46″N 90°05′59″W / 38.96278°N 90.09972°W / 38.96278; -90.09972Coordinates: 38°57′46″N 90°05′59″W / 38.96278°N 90.09972°W / 38.96278; -90.09972
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Settled November 2, 1875
Area
 • Total 31.34 sq mi (81.2 km2)
 • Land 30.86 sq mi (79.9 km2)
 • Water 0.48 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 548 ft (167 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 4,020
 • Density 132.6/sq mi (51.2/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 17-119-27182

Foster Township is located in Madison County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,091 and it contained 1,663 housing units.[2]

History[edit]

Foster is the name of Oliver Foster, a pioneer settler and native of New Hampshire.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 31.34 square miles (81.2 km2), of which 30.86 square miles (79.9 km2) (or 98.47%) is land and 0.48 square miles (1.2 km2) (or 1.53%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 4,020 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  3. ^ Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 512. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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