Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 5,626, it is the 20th largest city in Alaska and the 6120th largest city in the United States. Homer is currently growing at a rate of 0.93% annually but its population has decreased by -3.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,830 in 2020. Spanning over 25 miles, Homer has a population density of 408 people per square mile.
The average household income in Homer is $81,432 with a poverty rate of 11.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,124 per month, and the median house value is $293,700. The median age in Homer is 41.1 years, 38.2 years for males, and 42.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Homerwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 96.38%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 60.00%.
93.18% of Homer residents speak only English, while 6.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.29% of the population.
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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 Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.76%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Homer
96.33% of Homer residents were born in the United States, with 31.90% having been born in Alaska. 1.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.