Homer, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Homer Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Homer College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Homer Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Homer, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 5
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Age of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 7 8
Racial Diversity 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 7 3
People Above Poverty 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 5
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Short Commute Times 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
People Living Alone 5 6
Affordability of Rents 4 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
Housing Recently Built 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7

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Homer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles S of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 138 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Cortland
Standard Zip Codes 13077
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.636
Longitude -76.179

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 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
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Homer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,368 100%
Male 1,554 46.1%
Female 1,814 53.9%
Under 18 803 23.8%
18+ 2,565 76.2%
65+ 601 17.8%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.88
White 3,299 98%
African-American 19 0.6%
Asian 12 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.2%
Other 8 0.2%
Mixed Race 22 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 30 0.9%

Estimated Homer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,303
Growth -65
Growth % -1.9%

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
Irish 18.3%
English 18.2%
German 17%
Italian 9.4%
US/American 7.1%
Scottish 4.9%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Swedish 2.3%
French Canadian 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Austrian 1.7%
European 1.6%
Norwegian 1.2%
Hungarian 1%
Canadian 1%
Dutch 0.9%
Welsh 0.8%
Icelander 0.7%
Lebanese 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Polish 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
British 0.3%
Latvian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Homer, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Scott (13077)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Homer 3,368 $44,545
Cortland 18,740 $39,167
Dryden 1,832 $54,489
Groton 2,470 $43,563
McGraw 1,000 $38,654
Munsons Corners 2,426 $31,983
Tully 924 $46,563

Homer Public Libraries

Phillips Free Library
Homer, New York
(607) 749-4616
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David Harum's barn c1900

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David Harum's barn c1900

David Harum's house c1900.

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