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People

Total Population 1,246
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 614
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 53.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.8%
Median Earnings25+ $31,912
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,839

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,786
% Above Poverty Level 89.1%
% Below Poverty Level 10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $692
Median House Value $93,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
US/American 0%
English 14.5%
Irish 16.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • 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
Station DANVILLE
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
Station RANTOUL
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fairmount 671 $52,813
Fithian 504 $53,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Homer Public Libraries

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