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Population in 2012: 5,239 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +32.8%
Males: 2,598  (49.6%)
Females: 2,641  (50.4%)

Median resident age:  44.0 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99603.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,878 (it was $42,821 in 2000)
Homer:

$50,878
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,298

Homer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $266,736 (it was $123,000 in 2000)
Homer:

$266,736
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $280,620; Detached houses: $284,951; Townhouses or other attached units: $414,000; In 2-unit structures: $302,143; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $247,759; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $512,776; Mobile homes: $95,415; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $352,727

Median gross rent in 2012: $886.

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  • White alone - 4,428 (87.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 237 (4.7%)
  • Hispanic - 235 (4.7%)
  • Two or more races - 77 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 39 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 34 (0.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Homer: 110.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (18.9%), Irish (15.7%), English (13.4%), Norwegian (3.2%), French (2.8%), Polish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 10.6 square miles.

Population density: 495 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Homer:

  • High school or higher: 96.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Homer city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

142 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.5% North America).

This city:  2.8%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Homer, Alaska as of December 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Homer to the number of sex offenders is 476 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,302 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,847 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (122.9 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2316.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Diamond Ridge, AK (1.5 miles ), Miller Landing, AK (1.8 miles) , Kachemak, AK (2.0 miles ), Halibut Cove, AK (3.3 miles) , Fritz Creek, AK (3.4 miles ), Seldovia Village, AK (3.5 miles) , Anchor Point, AK (3.6 miles ), Nikolaevsk, AK (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 2005: 55 buildings, average cost: $192,400
  • 2006: 56 buildings, average cost: $276,000
  • 2007: 41 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2008: 37 buildings, average cost: $273,700
  • 2009: 31 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2010: 26 buildings, average cost: $240,200
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $244,100
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $246,100

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 59.64 N, Longitude: 151.53 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Halibut Capital of the world

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,639 (+32.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,928 (84.5%)

Area code: 907

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Crime rates in Homer by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2011 2012
Murders 0000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.017.20.00.0
Rapes 0000002001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.035.50.00.019.4
Robberies 0010111203
per 100,000 0.00.023.70.018.818.517.834.40.058.3
Assaults 42384535343849483450
per 100,000 1051.1937.81067.9672.8639.3701.6870.5826.4667.8971.6
Burglaries 39393326312632673611
per 100,000 976.0962.5783.1499.8582.9480.1568.51153.6707.1213.8
Thefts 187186269177212173165198151166
per 100,000 4679.74590.36383.53402.53986.53194.22931.23409.12966.03225.8
Auto thefts 3526271412172317312
per 100,000 875.9641.7640.7269.1225.6313.9408.6292.758.9233.2
Arson 3120221000
per 100,000 75.124.747.50.037.636.917.80.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.1) 510.6466.8554.7311.8335.3316.7378.9429.4292.0371.7

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Crime rate in Homer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 23 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
Alaska average:

1.76

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Homer, Alaska accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

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Earthquake activity:

Homer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2523% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1998 at 19:39:43, a magnitude 6.2 (5.3 MB, 6.2 MW, 5.5 ME, Depth: 90.0 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 81.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/1999 at 10:30:03, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 44.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 25.4 miles away from Homer center
On 11/20/1993 at 19:24:53, a magnitude 5.9 (5.6 MB, 5.5 MB, 5.9 MW, Depth: 72.3 mi) earthquake occurred 65.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/2000 at 20:34:26, a magnitude 5.9 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MW, 5.6 ME, Depth: 49.4 mi) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/1988 at 08:46:58, a magnitude 5.8 (5.6 MB, 5.8 MB, 5.6 MB) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from Homer center
On 2/10/2004 at 20:33:51, a magnitude 5.6 (5.6 MB, 5.6 MW, Depth: 40.8 mi) earthquake occurred 31.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), moment magnitude (MW)

Birthplace of: Ambrose Olsen - Male model.


Hospitals/medical centers in Homer:

  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, 203 WEST PIONEER AVENUE, SUITE 1)
  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 4300 BARTLETT ST)
  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, 4300 BARTLETT STREET)

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Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Homer:


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Local government website: www.ci.homer.ak.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Homer:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 122 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 380 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1377 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1380 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1400 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1425 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1430 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public high schools in Homer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Homer:

See full list of schools located in Homer, School District: KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Homer:

  • HOMER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $629,909; Location: 500 HAZEL AVENUE; 35,931 books; 892 audio materials; 1,906 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 130 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Homer: Homer Medical Clinic (A), Homer Volunteer Fire Department (B), Seldovia Village Tribe Health Center (C), Homer Public Health Center (D), Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lampert Lake (A), Beluga Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bidarki Creek (A), Palmer Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Homer: Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Beluga Lake Float Plane Service (Recreation Areas; Lambert Lane Beluga Lane) (1), Alaska Academy of Fine Arts (Recreation Areas; Lampbert Lane Beluga L) (2), Alaska Hunting & Fishing Ventures (Tours & Charters; 54860 East End Road) (3), Airborne Scientific Bushplane Adventures (Tours & Charters; 64999 Easterday Road) (4), Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center (Tours & Charters; 95 Sterling Highway) (5), Alaska Wilderness 4 Wheel Tours (Tours & Charters; 4850 Spruce Lane Homer) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Homer Cabins & Halibut Charters (3619 Main Street Apt 8) (1), Alaska Woodside Lodging (300 Woodside Avenue Apt 2) (2), Frontier Cottages (Po Box 1767) (3), Heritage Hotel Lodge of Homer (147 East Pioneer Avenue) (4), Pioneer Inn Homer (244 West Pioneer Avenue) (5), Pioneer Rental Cars (244 West Pioneer Avenue) (6), Arctic Sun Lodging (61995 Mission Road) (7), Best Western Bidarka Inn (575 Sterling Highway) (8), Alaskan Suites (42485 Sterling Highway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Homer and their reported violations in the past:

HOMER WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 5800, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and SEP-23-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUN-25-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2002)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-1998. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-1998)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1993 and DEC-03-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-1998)
  • One minor monitoring violation
STONEY CREEK RV PARK (Population served: 152, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
KACHEMAK SELO #3 (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2004, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (APR-23-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (APR-23-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (APR-23-2001)
  • 15 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and DEC-06-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2004)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 23 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 minor monitoring violations
  • 97 regular monitoring violations
  • 19 other older monitoring violations
VOZNESENKA VILLAGE (Population served: 134, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2004)
  • 25 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Unfilt) - In DEC-2005
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Unfilt) - In NOV-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Unfilt) - In NOV-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006)
  • 26 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 minor monitoring violations
  • 244 regular monitoring violations
  • 177 other older monitoring violations
QUINNTEC ICE ALASKA (Population served: 125, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
QUICK DRAW H20 #S4000 (Address: 3900 STERLING HIGHWAY , Population served: 100, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and SEP-23-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2004)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2003 and AUG-25-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and NOV-18-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-18-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-18-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-18-2003)
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
QUICK DRAW H20 #S3600 (Address: 3900 STERLING HIGHWAY , Population served: 100, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and SEP-23-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and NOV-18-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-18-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-18-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-18-2003)
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
SAINT PETERS CATHOLIC CHURCH (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Homer that have no violations reported:

  • QUICK DRAW H2O #4 (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type:  )
  • WATER WORKS (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.6%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 20.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 5.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Homer, AK

People in group quarters in Homer in 2010:

  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in college/university student housing
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Homer in 2000:

  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 26 people in military ships
  • 22 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories

Homer compared to Alaska state average:

Homer, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Homer (2011 data):

  • First National Bank Alaska: Homer Branch at 3655 Heath Street, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,870.3 mil, Deposits: $1,931.3 mil, headquarters in Anchorage, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Homer Branch at 88 Sterling Highway, branch established on 1960/04/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Homer, Alaska:

  • Land's End, 4786 Homer Spit Rd, Homer, AK 99603 , Phone: (907) 235-2500, Fax: (907) 235-0420
  • Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Hwy, Homer, AK 99603 , Phone: (907) 235-8148, Fax: (907) 235-8140
  • The Lilypad Bed & Breakfast, 3954 Bartlett St, Homer, AK 99603 , Phone: (907) 235-6630
  • Dandy Cabins, PO Box 1040, Homer, AK 99603 , Phone: (907) 235-3839
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Homer, Alaska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Homer travel time to work - commute


Homer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Homer city (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.62%
Here27.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents15.8%14.8%14.4%10.0%9.0%
Congregations8.9%6.3%6.3%11.4%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.1%4.4%3.4%17.4%
Congregations8.9%6.3%5.1%3.8%36.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$34,031$58,3391$1,196
Other Government Administration 12$56,902$56,9021$188
Police Protection - Officers 12$71,224$71,2240$0
Police - Other 5$20,145$48,3481$3,115
Firefighters 3$19,574$78,2960$0
Correction 3$11,880$47,5203$7,023
Streets and Highways 11$51,278$55,9400$0
Water Transport and Terminals 13$59,205$54,6511$1,444
Health 3$15,168$60,6720$0
Sewerage 5$28,793$69,1030$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,831$57,9720$0
Water Supply 5$20,619$49,4860$0
Local Libraries 5$18,312$43,9494$5,836
Other and Unallocable 14$51,695$44,3101$310
Totals for Government 99$463,657$56,20112$19,112

Homer government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $3,849,000 ($734.68)
    General - Other: $3,377,000 ($644.59)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $172,000 ($32.83)
    Water Utilities: $129,000 ($24.62)
    Regular Highways: $126,000 ($24.05)
  • Current Operations - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $3,096,000 ($590.95)
    Police Protection: $1,667,000 ($318.19)
    Central Staff Services: $1,599,000 ($305.21)
    Water Utilities: $1,429,000 ($272.76)
    Sewerage: $1,245,000 ($237.64)
    General - Other: $1,063,000 ($202.90)
    Financial Administration: $905,000 ($172.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $743,000 ($141.82)
    Regular Highways: $598,000 ($114.14)
    Correctional Institutions: $521,000 ($99.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $419,000 ($79.98)
    Libraries: $375,000 ($71.58)
    General Public Buildings: $352,000 ($67.19)
    Air Transportation: $146,000 ($27.87)
    Health - Other: $84,000 ($16.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $164,000 ($31.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $477,000 ($91.05)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($1.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,941,000 ($752.24)

Homer government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $3,214,000 ($613.48)
    All Other: $1,668,000 ($318.38)
    Sewerage: $1,262,000 ($240.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $181,000 ($34.55)
    Air Transportation: $125,000 ($23.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,362,000 ($259.97)
    Interest Earnings: $251,000 ($47.91)
    General Revenue, NEC: $242,000 ($46.19)
    Rents: $208,000 ($39.70)
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000 ($4.39)
    Special Assessments: $16,000 ($3.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,344,000 ($256.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,688,000 ($703.95)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($11.07)
    General Local Government Support: $51,000 ($9.73)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,150,000 ($1173.89)
    Property: $2,107,000 ($402.18)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $42,000 ($8.02)

Homer government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,280,000 ($1771.33)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,599,000 ($1450.47)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,642,000 ($504.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $961,000 ($183.43)

Homer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,740,000 ($904.75)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,851,000 ($925.94)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $449,000 ($85.70)

8.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.82% ($46,749 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.31% ($48,035)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.29% ($35,962)


8.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.12%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.85% ($33,064 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.48% ($45,270)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.36% ($36,561)

Strongest AM radio stations in Homer:

  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Homer:

  • K285DU (104.9 FM; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K237CL (95.3 FM; HOMER, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS INC)
  • K290AA (105.9 FM; SELDOVIA, AK; Owner: TURQUOISE BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • K296BH (107.1 FM; ANCHOR POINT, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)
  • KWVV-FM (103.5 FM; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K243AH (96.5 FM; KACHEMAK CITY, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K292ED (106.3 FM; KACHEMAK CITY, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMM., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Homer:

  • K02IB (Channel 2; HOMER/SELDOVIA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K07PF (Channel 7; HOMER, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K51AF (Channel 51; ANCHOR POINT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04JH (Channel 4; HOMER, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K13TR (Channel 13; HOMER, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Homer, Alaska:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Alaska average:
  • Fatal accident count: 136
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 63
  • Fatalities: 149
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 364
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Homer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 39 meters (128ft)
Total average daily traffic: 150
Total average daily truck traffic: 20
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 170

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Homer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Homer, AK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 116 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Homer)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 180 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Homer)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 10
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Homer


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Homer, AK
Businesses in Homer, AK
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Homer on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
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  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with low-earning residents located near cities with high-earning residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
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  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #13 (99603) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #73 (99603) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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