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People

Total Population 5,324
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,434
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 48.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,000
% Above Poverty Level 87.4%
% Below Poverty Level 12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 8.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.9%
Median Gross Rent $932
Median House Value $264,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23%
US/American 0.1%
English 16.8%
Irish 17.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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

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 Population Median Family Income
Seldovia 243 $64,375

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Homer Public Libraries

Library
Homer Public Library
141 WEST PIONEER AVENUE
Homer, Alaska
(907) 235-3180
Library Web Site

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Homer Hospitals

SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
4300 BARTLETT ST
(907) 235-8101
Emergency Service: Yes

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Homer High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

HOMER HIGH SCHOOL
600 E FAIRVIEW AVE.
907-235-8186
Serves 483 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

HOMER FLEX SCHOOL
4122 BEN WALTERS LANE
907-235-5558
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 46 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

RAZDOLNA SCHOOL
BOX 15098-FCB
907-235-6870
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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