Homer, Nebraska

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Homer, Nebraska

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 9% Homer Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Homer, Nebraska

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 10
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
People Above Poverty 7 7
College Educated Adults 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 8 3
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
People Living Alone 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Homer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Dakota
Metro Area Sioux City
Standard Zip Codes 68030
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.321
Longitude -96.489

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 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
Distance 34.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 29.8 inches
Station LE MARS
Distance 36.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 26.5 inches
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Homer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 590 100%
Male 294 49.8%
Female 296 50.2%
Under 18 196 33.2%
18+ 394 66.8%
65+ 68 11.5%
Median Age 33.1
Average Family Size 3.1
White 572 96.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 2.9%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Homer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 603
Growth 13
Growth % 2.2%

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
German 36.1%
Danish 16.1%
English 10.1%
Irish 7.1%
Swedish 6.2%
US/American 6%
Norwegian 4.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Hungarian 2.6%
Dutch 2.4%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
European 0.9%
Russian 0.6%
Czech 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Canadian 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Homer 590 $51,250
Dakota City 1,821 $45,987
Hubbard 234 $42,188
Jackson 205 $59,063
South Sioux City 11,925 $42,712
Walthill 909 $29,500
Winnebago 768 $21,818
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Homer High Schools (2004)

Serves 194 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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