Homer, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 5,415 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +37.2%
Males: 2,652  (49.0%)
Females: 2,763  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99603.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,872 (it was $42,821 in 2000)
Homer:

$54,872
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,872 (it was $21,823 in 2000)

Homer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $275,639 (it was $123,000 in 2000)
Homer:

$275,639
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $294,352; Detached houses: $300,208; Townhouses or other attached units: $440,862; In 2-unit structures: $197,264; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $318,234; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $171,782; Mobile homes: $63,248; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $102,424

Median gross rent in 2013: $912.

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  • Races in Homer, AK (2013)

    Homer races chart
    • 4,53886.5%White alone
    • 2605.0%American Indian alone
    • 1993.8%Hispanic
    • 1192.3%Two or more races
    • 601.1%Asian alone
    • 350.7%Black alone

Races in Homer detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Homer: 108.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.1%), Irish (15.2%), English (15.0%), Norwegian (3.2%), Swedish (2.8%), Scottish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 10.6 square miles.

Population density: 512 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Homer:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Homer city:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

141 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.9% Asia, 0.8% Latin America, 0.7% North America).

This city:

3.6%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,272 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,110 (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
  • 2013: 33 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2014: 36 buildings, average cost: $228,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

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: +1,772 (+33.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,875 (78.4%)

Area code: 907

Homer household income distribution Homer home values distribution

Crime rates in Homer by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 00000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.017.20.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000200100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.035.50.00.019.40.00.0
Robberies 01011120310
per 100,000 0.023.70.018.818.517.834.40.058.318.80.0
Assaults 3845353438494834506232
per 100,000 937.81,067.9672.8639.3701.6870.5826.4667.8971.61,167.8595.0
Burglaries 3933263126326736111518
per 100,000 962.5783.1499.8582.9480.1568.51,153.6707.1213.8282.5334.7
Thefts 186269177212173165198151166213215
per 100,000 4,590.36,383.53,402.53,986.53,194.22,931.23,409.12,966.03,225.84,012.13,997.8
Auto thefts 26271412172317312108
per 100,000 641.7640.7269.1225.6313.9408.6292.758.9233.2188.4148.8
Arson 12022100000
per 100,000 24.747.50.037.636.917.80.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 290.1) 470.2558.7314.0337.7319.0381.6432.5294.1374.3417.1301.6

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Crime rate in Homer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 21 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Alaska average:

1.72

Homer tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Homer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Homer, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Homer-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 784% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 163.9 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 190.3 miles away from Homer center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 297.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 301.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/23/1906 at 17:22:00, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 211.6 miles away from Homer center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 194.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Homer topographic map

Birthplace of: Ambrose Olsen - Male model.

Hospitals and medical centers in Homer:

  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 4300 BARTLETT ST)
  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL HHA (203 WEST PIONEER AVENUE, SUITE 1)
  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL LTC (4300 BARTLETT STREET)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Homer:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Homer:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 122 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 122 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 380 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1377 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1380 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1381 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1400 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high schools in Homer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Homer:

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.2%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.0% for American Indian residents, 7.9% 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

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, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Alaska average:

10.4

Homer travel time to work - commute Homer mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,68881
Other3,07913
Catholic2,8106
Mainline Protestant1,40715
Orthodox8598
None37,557-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.4%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Homer:

46.4%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Homer:

28.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.7%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Homer:

9.4%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Homer:

36.0%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

56.4%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.3%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Homer, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$38,938$51,9170$0
Other Government Administration 15$73,261$58,6090$0
Police Protection - Officers 11$81,283$88,6720$0
Police - Other 8$32,683$49,0250$0
Firefighters 5$31,494$75,5860$0
Correction 4$16,992$50,9763$4,680
Streets and Highways 6$32,933$65,8660$0
Water Transport and Terminals 18$81,334$54,2230$0
Sewerage 5$25,020$60,0480$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,706$58,2363$726
Water Supply 6$33,870$67,7400$0
Local Libraries 5$20,245$48,5885$8,471
Other and Unallocable 11$59,878$65,3210$0
Totals for Government 105$537,637$61,44411$13,877

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

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $3,849,000 ($710.80)
    General - Other: $3,377,000 ($623.64)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $172,000 ($31.76)
    Water Utilities: $129,000 ($23.82)
    Regular Highways: $126,000 ($23.27)
  • Current Operations - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $3,096,000 ($571.75)
    Police Protection: $1,667,000 ($307.85)
    Central Staff Services: $1,599,000 ($295.29)
    Water Utilities: $1,429,000 ($263.90)
    Sewerage: $1,245,000 ($229.92)
    General - Other: $1,063,000 ($196.31)
    Financial Administration: $905,000 ($167.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $743,000 ($137.21)
    Regular Highways: $598,000 ($110.43)
    Correctional Institutions: $521,000 ($96.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $419,000 ($77.38)
    Libraries: $375,000 ($69.25)
    General Public Buildings: $352,000 ($65.00)
    Air Transportation: $146,000 ($26.96)
    Health - Other: $84,000 ($15.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $164,000 ($30.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $477,000 ($88.09)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($1.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,941,000 ($727.79)

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

  • Charges - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $3,214,000 ($593.54)
    All Other: $1,668,000 ($308.03)
    Sewerage: $1,262,000 ($233.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $181,000 ($33.43)
    Air Transportation: $125,000 ($23.08)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,362,000 ($251.52)
    Interest Earnings: $251,000 ($46.35)
    General Revenue, NEC: $242,000 ($44.69)
    Rents: $208,000 ($38.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000 ($4.25)
    Special Assessments: $16,000 ($2.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,344,000 ($248.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,688,000 ($681.07)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($10.71)
    General Local Government Support: $51,000 ($9.42)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,150,000 ($1135.73)
    Property: $2,107,000 ($389.10)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $42,000 ($7.76)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,280,000 ($1713.76)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,599,000 ($1403.32)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,642,000 ($487.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $961,000 ($177.47)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,740,000 ($875.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,851,000 ($895.84)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $449,000 ($82.92)

7.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,749 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Alaska average:

8.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.58% ($57,934 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.35% ($52,959)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($39,355)


6.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.48% ($41,595 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.39% ($47,420)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($36,905)

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)
Homer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Homer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 39m128ftTotal length
  • 150Total average daily traffic
  • 20Total average daily truck traffic
  • 170Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Homer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 65 (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: 34 (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: 48 (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: 120 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Homer)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 184 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Homer)

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

HOMER WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 6,008, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-15-2012 to APR-11-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-15-2012 to APR-11-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2012)
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2012)
VOZNESENKA VILLAGE (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2010)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2006)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2005
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 64 regular monitoring violations
  • 35 other older monitoring violations
STONEY CREEK RV PARK (Population served: 202, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
KACHEMAK SELO #3 (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
RAZDOLNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 73, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAR-20-2014 to MAR-25-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-26-2014), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-22-2014 to APR-30-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 15 routine major monitoring violations
  • 68 regular monitoring violations
ALASKA VILLAGE MISSION (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-22-2012 to MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2007)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
OHLSON MOUNTAIN MINERAL SPRINGS BOTTLING (Population served: 25, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
Businesses in Homer, AK
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Starbucks1
Curves1True Value1
FedEx3U-Haul1
McDonald's1Vons1
RadioShack1

Homer compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • 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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  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 (99603) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
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