Homer, Michigan

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Homer, Michigan

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 9% Homer Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Homer, Michigan

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Racial Diversity 5 3
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 8
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 4
People Above Poverty 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 7
Working at Home 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 4
People Living Alone 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Homer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles SE of Battle Creek, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio
County Calhoun
Metro Area Kalamazoo - Battle Creek
Standard Zip Codes 49245
Phone Area Codes 517
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.145
Longitude -84.808

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 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
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Homer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,851 100%
Male 907 49%
Female 944 51%
Under 18 580 31.3%
18+ 1,271 68.7%
65+ 191 10.3%
Median Age 31.4
Average Family Size 3.16
White 1,800 97.2%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 38 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 40 2.2%

Estimated Homer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,819
Growth -32
Growth % -1.7%

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 29%
German 18.7%
Irish 12.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.5%
English 12.1%
Dutch 4.2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Polish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Italian 1.1%
Scottish 1%
Belgian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Homer 1,851 $41,125
Albion 9,144 $37,399
Allen 225 $45,417
Concord 1,101 $54,531
Litchfield 1,458 $47,500
Marshall 7,459 $53,317
Tekonsha 712 $48,375

Homer Public Libraries

Homer Public Library
141 W. MAIN ST.
Homer, Michigan
(517) 568-3450

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Homer High Schools (2004)

Serves 355 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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