Homer, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Homer, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Homer had a population of 5,403 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Homer, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,403
Daytime Population: Workers 3,812
Daytime Population: Residents 2,582
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,394
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 5,336
Population in Familes 3,895
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 391
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $54,141
Average Household Income $78,862
Per Capita Income $35,838


Total Housing Units 2,783 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,444 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 975 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 364 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $296,292
Average Home Value $328,166


Total Households 2,419
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,359
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.07% 0.84%
Households 1.1% 0.85%
Families 0.66% 0.64%
Median Household Income   4.23%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

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, 2017 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 # 23 94th
Population Density # 21 94th
Diversity Index # 230 35th
Median Household Income # 134 62nd
Per Capita Income # 50 86th

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