Homer, Alaska

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Homer, Alaska

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High Points

Homer strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alaska):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Homer College Educated Adults
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Homer Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Homer Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Homer Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Homer Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Homer Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Homer Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Homer, Alaska

Comparing Homer to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alaska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 6
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Male Share of the Population 8 1
Racial Diversity 6 7
Age of the Population 6 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 3
Female Share of the Population 3 10
Senior Citizens 2 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 1
Portion of People Married 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
Median Family Income 9 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 2
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Public Transportation Use 9 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 5
People Living Alone 6 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 2 3
Low Violent Crime 1 2

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Homer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 121 miles SW of Anchorage, Alaska
County Kenai Peninsula
Standard Zip Codes 99603
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 59.642
Longitude -151.548

Homer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HOMER AP
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 29 F
Apr Temp 29 to 43 F
Jul Temp 47 to 61 F
Oct Temp 31 to 44 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches
Station HOMER 8 NW
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 26 F
Apr Temp 27 to 39 F
Jul Temp 45 to 59 F
Oct Temp 29 to 39 F
Annual Precip 28.2 inches
Station HOMER 9 E
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 28 to 45 F
Jul Temp 45 to 63 F
Oct Temp 29 to 44 F
Annual Precip 21.7 inches
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Homer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,946 100%
Male 1,951 49.4%
Female 1,995 50.6%
Under 18 1,089 27.6%
18+ 2,857 72.4%
65+ 398 10.1%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 2.99
White 3,573 90.5%
African-American 13 0.3%
Asian 36 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 167 4.2%
Other 29 0.7%
Mixed Race 124 3.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 95 2.4%

Estimated Homer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,364
Growth 1,418
Growth % 35.9%

Homer Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 18.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
Irish 13.1%
English 10.4%
US/American 9.6%
Norwegian 5.2%
Italian 2.9%
Swedish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Polish 2.5%
Dutch 2.4%
Scottish 2.4%
Russian 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
European 1.5%
Danish 1.2%
Canadian 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
Portuguese 0.4%
British 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Homer, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

English Bay (99603)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Homer 3,946 $53,571
Seldovia 286 $58,000

Homer Public Libraries

Homer Public Library
Homer, Alaska
(907) 235-3180
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Homer Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(907) 235-8101
Emergency Service: Yes

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Homer High Schools (2004)

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Serves 483 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 46 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

BOX 15098-FCB
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

Homer Colleges

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1. Jackson, Wyoming 87.5   28.7% 5.8% 36.7% 13 $53,915 5.4% 10.6% 8,647 6.8% 44.1 3% 3.4
2. Mammoth Lakes, California 87.1   28.5% 4.3% 34% 12 $52,561 5.7% 16.8% 7,093 14.4% 64.9 57.5% 4.9
3. Ketchikan, Alaska 85.2   31.5% 9.3% 21.4% 12 $52,529 7.1% 32.6% 7,922 7.6% 67.7 1.8% 5.2
4. Beaufort, South Carolina 84   30.3% 12.2% 28.7% 18 $42,894 7% 30.6% 12,950 13% 60.2 1.3% 16.1
5. Hanahan, South Carolina 79.6   28% 11.5% 20.3% 21 $45,246 5.3% 18.4% 12,937 7.4% 46.3 0.8% 5
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