Homer, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Homer, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Homer had a population of 5,621 as of July 1, 2016. Homer ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Homer is located at latitude 59.6474 and longitude -151.5131 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Homer (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.83 sq. miles and a water area of 12.98 sq. miles. Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 105 feet.

The City of Homer (GNIS ID: 2419395) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Homer is located within the Kenai-Cook Inlet Census Subarea of Kenai Peninsula Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Homer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Homer, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,621
Population in Households 5,560
Population in Familes 4,060
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 407
Diversity Index2 26
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,484
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,404
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,005 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,465 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,019 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 521 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $288,656
Average Home Value $332,833
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,233
Average Household Income $78,829
Per Capita Income $35,292
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.88% 1.46%
Households 1.7% 1.34%
Families 1.29% 1.18%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Homer, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Homer to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 94th
Population Density1 # 21 94th
Diversity Index2 # 232 35th
Median Household Income # 127 64th
Per Capita Income # 49 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.