Statistical Information about the
Foster Family throughout the World

Various sources of electronic records including electoral rolls, telephone and city directories, and numerous public surname lists from Europe, North America, Australasian and Africa were used to provide this information.*

Total Foster Households Identified

United States  80,604
Great Britain  40,974
Canada  5,592
Australia  5,057
South Africa  1,144
Ireland  968
New Zealand  947
Northern Ireland  793
Germany  165
France  112
Switzerland  36
Isle of Man  31
Italy  27
Belgium  26
Channel Islands  25
Netherlands  21
Austria  9
Spain  2

Further Statistical Information about Fosters

Country Total
Estimated
Foster
Population
Number of Counties,
States, Territories, or
Provinces
where Fosters reside
Most Populous County,
State, Territory or Province
where
Fosters reside
Most Populous
City
where
Fosters
reside
Second Most
Populous
County, State, Territory,
Kanton or Province
United States 248,261 52 Texas  7,179 Houston  739 California  5,197
Great Britain 143,410 86 Lancs  2968 Manchester  610 London  2,291
Canada 17,224 10 Ontario  2,973 Toronto  183 British Columbia  863
Australia 15,576 7 New South Wales  1,677 Gessnock  17 Victoria 1,236
South Africa 4,486 4 Transvaal  453 Reigerpark  22 Cape  443
Ireland 3,388 26 Dublin  442 - Wicklow  66
New Zealand 2,917 2 North Island  665 Auckland 117 South Island 282
Notherland Ireland 2,775 6 Go Antrim  475 Belfast  247 Go Down 140
Germany 578 11 Bayern  31 Munchen  14 Hessen 30
France 393 47 Haute Savoie  13 Annecy  3 Alpes-Maritimes  11
Switzerland 125 10 Zurich  11 Winterthur  3 Luzern  8
Italy 85 11 Milano  6 Milano  3 Roma  5
Belgium 95 9 Bruxelles Capitale  10 Bruelles  2 Brabant Flamand  5
Netherlands 63 8 Zuid-Holland  6 's-Gravenhage  3 Noord-Brabant  5
Austria 33 2 Niederosterreich  5 Reichenau An der Rax  2 Wien  4
Spain 7 2 Teruel  1 Alcaniz  1 Zaragoza  1

Fosters in the United States
Estimated Total Population:  262,530,000
Capital:  Washington D.C.
Foster household statistics for the United States:

Populous States, Territories: Texas  7,179 California  5,197 Florida  4905
Populous Cities: Houston  739
Los Angeles  200
Jacksonville  226
Dallas  440
San Diego  171
Orlando  20
Austin  249
Sacramento  124
Tampa  192

Other Most Populous Country for Fosters:  Great Britain
Estimated Total Population:  58,430,000
Capital:  London
Foster household statistics for Great Britain:

Populous Counties: Lancs  2,968 London  2,291 West Midlands  2,208

 

Populous Cities: Manchester  610
London  2,287
Birmingham  716
Wigan  411
Bermondsey  1
Wolverhampton  287
Bolton  309
Herndon  1
Walsall  238

* This most appreciated information was found on pages 6.2 and 6.3 of the Foster Heirloom Edition, Published by Halbert's Family Heritage.  They can be reached by mail at:  Halbert's, 3687 Ira Road, Bath, Ohio 44210-9953
Please contact them for additional information concerning purchase of this and other surname editions.

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