Homer, Alaska Population 2020

6,008
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Homer is a city located in Alaska. With a 2020 population of 6,008, it is the 10th largest city in Alaska and the 4275th largest city in the United States. Homer is currently growing at a rate of 1.68% annually and its population has increased by 20.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,003 in 2010. Spanning over 25 miles, Homer has a population density of 436 people per square mile.

The average household income in Homer is $80,583 with a poverty rate of 8.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,035 per month, and the median house value is $273,300. The median age in Homer is 39.9 years, 37.7 years for males, and 42.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.4 males.

Homer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Homer was:

  • White: 86.46%
  • Two or more races: 6.03%
  • Native American: 5.28%
  • Other race: 0.86%
  • Asian: 0.84%
  • Black or African American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Homer, Alaska is 6,008, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,810.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,003.

Homer, Alaska Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,84886.46%
Two or More Races3386.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native2965.28%
Some Other Race480.86%
Asian470.84%
Black or African American240.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.11%
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Homer Population Pyramid 2020

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Homer Median Age

39.9


Total

37.7


Male

42.1


Female

Homer Adults

There are 4,414 adults, (1,006 of whom are seniors) in Homer.

Homer Age Dependency

64.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Homer Sex Ratio

Female

2,976

53.08%

Male

2,631

46.92%

Homer Households and Families

Homer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Homer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.5%23.5%
All62.7%37.3%
Male58.7%41.3%
Female49.2%50.8%
Non Family49%51%

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2602.4262.7
Married1,1002.9976.5
Non Family8491.3149
Female2363.2349.2
Male75458.7

2.98

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Homer Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade741.87%
9th to 12th Grade1423.58%
High School Graduate84521.31%
Some College1,13428.60%
Associates Degree3779.51%
Bachelors Degree76419.27%
Graduate Degree62915.86%
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Homer Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,4263,2671,258
Hispanic20719156
Multiple Races16014644
Native American15513218
Other Race393311
Asian382811
Black201615

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 75.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,368$44,417$30,455
Less Than High School$23,036$27,500$21,071
High School Grad$34,054$37,778$29,205
Some College$34,355$41,856$26,972
Bachelors Degree$40,032$51,000$25,750
Graduate Degree$52,992$62,721$47,500

$36,368

Average Earnings

$44,417

Average Male

$30,455

Average Female

Homer Language

Homer Language by Age

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Homer Language

91.05% of Homer residents speak only English, while 8.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.34% of the population.

Homer Poverty

Homer Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,5433076.76%
Hispanic36110428.81%
Multiple3377622.55%
Native2413112.86%
Asian42614.29%
Islander66100.00%
Black24416.67%

8.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.01%

Male Poverty Rate

10.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Homer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Homer is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Homer is White, with 6.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.32%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.96%
High School9.23%
Some College8.67%
Bachelors or Greater3.88%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed17.46%
Male Unemployed16.48%
Female Employed4.61%
Male Employed4.35%

Homer Income

Homer Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,837$80,583
Families$79,960$98,861
Married Families$92,813-
Non Families$40,845$46,318
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Homer Marital Status

Homer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Homer Married by Age and Sex

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Homer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Homer Marital Status by Race

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Homer Veterans

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402

Number of Veterans

366

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam202
First Gulf War52
Second Gulf War47
Korea34
World War II24
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74150
55 to 6476
35 to 5476
75+73
18 to 3427
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3699.76%
2 or More188.91%
Indian93.52%
Hispanic31.20%
Other37.69%
Asian36.98%

Homer Veterans by Education

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3.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Homer Employment Status

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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32.76%

Born in Alaska

97.06%

Native Born

2.94%

Foreign Born

1.03%

Non Citizen

1.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.06% of Homer residents were born in the United States, with 32.76% having been born in Alaska. 1.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,008991.68%
20195,909991.70%
20185,810821.43%
20175,728991.76%
20165,6291232.23%
20155,5061112.06%
20145,395961.81%
20135,299500.95%
20125,249951.84%
20115,1541052.08%
20105,0491,1032.50%
20003,9462860.76%
19903,6601,4605.22%
19802,2001,1007.18%
19701,1002002.03%
19609000.00%