Homer, Georgia

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Homer, Georgia

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Homer Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Homer, Georgia

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Racial Diversity 9 4
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 8
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 4
Age of the Population 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 6
Portion of People Married 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 8
People Above Poverty 4 8
People in Middle Class or Better 4 7
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
People Living Alone 4 4

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Homer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles N of Athens, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Banks
Standard Zip Codes 30547
Phone Area Codes 706
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.333
Longitude -83.499

Homer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 60.2 inches
Station WINDER 1 SSE
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
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Homer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 950 100%
Male 464 48.8%
Female 486 51.2%
Under 18 267 28.1%
18+ 683 71.9%
65+ 112 11.8%
Median Age 33.1
Average Family Size 3.16
White 801 84.3%
African-American 112 11.8%
Asian 8 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 1.2%
Other 11 1.2%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 2%

Estimated Homer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,085
Growth 135
Growth % 14.2%

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
US/American 45.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25%
English 8.2%
Irish 7.4%
Scottish 5%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
German 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Dutch 0.8%
European 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Homer 950 $41,667
Alto 876 $36,094
Commerce 5,292 $39,615
Cornelia 3,674 $42,041
Gillsville 195 $62,750
Lula 1,438 $43,667
Maysville 1,247 $47,368
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Homer High Schools (2004)

Serves 648 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

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