Homer, Illinois

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Homer, Illinois

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 18% Homer Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Homer, Illinois

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
People Above Poverty 7 4
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 5 6
Public Transportation Use 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Homer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles E of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Champaign
Metro Area Champaign - Urbana
Standard Zip Codes 61849
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.034
Longitude -87.958

Homer Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station URBANA
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Homer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,200 100%
Male 596 49.7%
Female 604 50.3%
Under 18 318 26.5%
18+ 882 73.5%
65+ 191 15.9%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 2.99
White 1,186 98.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 6 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Homer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,157
Growth -43
Growth % -3.6%

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 27.3%
US/American 20.6%
English 15.9%
Irish 12.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.2%
Scotch-Irish 4.5%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scottish 1.9%
Swedish 1.6%
Italian 1.4%
Swiss 0.9%
French Canadian 0.9%
British 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
European 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Homer 1,200 $43,170
Fairmount 640 $48,125
Fithian 506 $47,500
Muncie 155 $41,250
Ogden 743 $48,125
Sidney 1,062 $55,987
St. Joseph 2,912 $61,094

Homer Public Libraries

Homer Community Library
101 N. MAIN ST.
Homer, Illinois
(217) 896-2121
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