Homer, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 1,171 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 
Males: 607  (51.9%)
Females: 564  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61849.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,405 (it was $37,429 in 2000)
Homer:

$56,405
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,192 (it was $18,788 in 2000)

Homer village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $114,221 (it was $62,600 in 2000)
Homer:

$114,221
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $193,894; detached houses: $207,178; townhouses or other attached units: $159,165; in 2-unit structures: $119,752; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $145,274; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $138,597; mobile homes: $47,115

Median gross rent in 2017: $794.

March 2019 cost of living index in Homer: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.9%
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  • Races in Homer, IL (2010)
    • 1,15696.9%White alone
    • 151.3%Hispanic
    • 110.9%Two or more races
    • 80.7%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 10.08%American Indian alone

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

Crime rates in Homer by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(540.1)
2
(167.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(172.3)
0
(0.0)
5
(440.1)
5
(437.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(83.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(83.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(172.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(262.5)
3
(267.4)
2
(180.0)
2
(167.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(83.5)
1
(83.5)
1
(82.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(172.3)
4
(345.7)
3
(264.1)
3
(262.5)
4
(356.5)
4
(360.0)
8
(668.3)
7
(584.8)
6
(501.3)
4
(333.9)
4
(330.6)
3
(250.2)
2
(170.1)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)53.413.898.6116.433.0189.088.640.125.935.919.010.06.80.0

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City-data.com crime index in Homer, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.86
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (36.8%), American (30.1%), English (11.8%), Irish (3.5%), French Canadian (2.5%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/16/1894

Elevation: 672 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 1,141 people per square mile   (low).

Homer, Illinois map

3 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.3%
Illinois:

12.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,305 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,157 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (16.9 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (97.6 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (125.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ogden, IL (2.3 miles ),
Sidney, IL (2.5 miles ),
St. Joseph, IL (2.6 miles ),
Fairmount, IL (2.6 miles ),
Fithian, IL (2.7 miles ),
Muncie, IL (2.9 miles),
Allerton, IL (2.9 miles ),
Broadlands, IL (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 40.03 N, Longitude: 87.96 W

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Homer, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Homer, IL in 2017
Homer satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $77,900
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $89,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $79,900
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $124,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $129,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $139,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Homer, IL residents
Average permit cost in Homer, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
Illinois:

4.5%
Most common industries in Homer, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.8%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.1%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.2%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Homer, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.2%)
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)

Average climate in Homer, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 69.2. This is about average.

City:

69.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 2.04. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.04
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.45
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Homer-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Homer village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 13 people.

Earthquake activity:

Homer-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 109.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 142.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.0 miles away from Homer center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 100.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 249.9 miles away from Homer center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Champaign County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Homer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Homer:

  • URBANA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; URBANA, IL)
  • CLARK-LINDSEY VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; URBANA, IL)
  • THE CARLE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; URBANA, IL)
  • MANORCARE AT URBANA (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; URBANA, IL)
  • CARE CENTRE OF URBANA (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; URBANA, IL)
  • PRESENCE COVENANT MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; URBANA, IL)
  • FMC - CHAMPAIGN - URBANA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; URBANA, IL)

Airports located in Homer:

Amtrak stations near Homer:

  • 16 miles: CHAMPAIGN-URBANA (CHAMPAIGN, 116 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: DANVILLE (MC DONALD'S, GILBERT ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Homer:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 16 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 47,528)
  • Parkland College (about 19 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Danville Area Community College (about 21 miles; Danville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,229)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 40 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Lake Land College (about 48 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • Indiana State University (about 49 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • Richland Community College (about 51 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)

Public elementary/middle school in Homer:

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Library in Homer:

  • HOMER COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $32,513; Location: 500 EAST SECOND STREET; 8,789 books; 297 audio materials; 910 video materials; 17 state licensed databases; 14 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Homer Fire Protection District Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Homer include: Homer United Methodist Church (A), Saint Charles Borromeo Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Homer Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Champaign County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

MILLERS AQUATICS (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-04-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

68.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.3%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Homer (2011 data):

  • Sidell State Bank: Homer Bank at 134 South Main Street, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2007/01/08: Bank assets: $27.0 mil, Deposits: $23.7 mil, headquarters in Sidell, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Sidell Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Homer:

Marital status in Homer, IL
  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Homer:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Illinois average:

12.2

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Homer
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Homer, IL (based on Champaign County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant28,618111
Mainline Protestant16,65254
Catholic15,21517
Other6,44120
Black Protestant1,4517
Orthodox5952
None132,109-
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: 33
Champaign County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Champaign County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Champaign County:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 154
Champaign County:

7.98 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Champaign County:

7.9%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Champaign County:

27.6%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.5%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.5%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.7%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Homer:

29.4
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.5%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Homer:

12.2%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.0%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

56.2%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.8%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Homer, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,831$45,9722$576
Streets and Highways 1$1,293$15,5165$2,081
Sewerage 0$0 1$552
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,402
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$2,321
Financial Administration 0$0 1$533
Totals for Government 2$5,124$30,74413$7,465

Homer government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $5,330,000 ($4551.67)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $488,000 ($416.74)
    Police Protection: $102,000 ($87.11)
    Water Utilities: $84,000 ($71.73)
    General Public Buildings: $77,000 ($65.76)
    Sewerage: $52,000 ($44.41)
    Libraries: $40,000 ($34.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($6.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($23.91)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $173,000 ($147.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $143,000 ($122.12)

Homer government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $30,000 ($25.62)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $4,402,000 ($3759.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $29,000 ($24.77)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($11.10)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $104,000 ($88.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $231,000 ($197.27)
    General Local Government Support: $177,000 ($151.15)
    Highways: $35,000 ($29.89)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.85)
  • Tax - Property: $282,000 ($240.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $88,000 ($75.15)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.85)

Homer government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,631,000 ($3954.74)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,983,000 ($3401.37)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $695,000 ($593.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,000 ($40.14)

Homer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $696,000 ($594.36)

6.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($395 average AGI)
Champaign County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  0.64% ($40,129 average AGI)
from Vermilion County, IL  0.35% ($42,775)
from McLean County, IL  0.22% ($41,706)


7.49% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,718 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.49%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($563 average AGI)
Champaign County:

0.11%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  0.81% ($74,943 average AGI)
to Vermilion County, IL  0.28% ($42,804)
to McLean County, IL  0.24% ($47,897)

Strongest AM radio stations in Homer:

  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WITY (980 AM; 1 kW; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: VERMILION BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDWS (1400 AM; 1 kW; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: D.W.S., INC.)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Homer:

  • WGNJ (89.3 FM; ST. JOSEPH, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC.)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WIXY (100.3 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WBGL (91.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE,INC)
  • WXLS (99.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: I.A.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEVX (95.3 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WLRW (94.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WHMS-FM (97.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: D.W.S., INC.)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WDNL (102.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WPCD (88.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: PARKLAND COLLEGE)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WPGU (107.1 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: ILLINI MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WEBX (93.5 FM; TUSCOLA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WEFT (90.1 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WEFT/PRAIRIE AIR, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Homer:

  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCCU (Channel 27; URBANA, IL; Owner: URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W07DD (Channel 7; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • W32CM (Channel 32; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBXC-CA (Channel 46; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W31BX (Channel 31; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 246ft / 74.9mTotal length
  • $2,000Total costs
  • 23,310Total average daily traffic
  • 2,748Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,092Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Homer, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Homer, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Homer)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • State Aid Rt 15 Approximately 1/4 Mi W (Lat: 40.036972 Lon: -87.970028), Structure height: 96 m, Call Sign: WNWZ901,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7000 MHz, Grant Date: 06/07/2011, Expiration Date: 08/08/2021, Certifier: Kevin Dumas, Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Fax: (703) 372-5176, Email:
  • N&w Depot 101 Main St (Lat: 40.034750 Lon: -87.959194), Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WPFJ860, Licensee ID: L00008014,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.900 MHz, Grant Date: 05/14/2004, Expiration Date: 07/28/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2009, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Lat: 40.036167 Lon: -87.963556, Call Sign: WQVH525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.700 MHz, 464.050 MHz, 461.525 MHz, 463.400 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2015, Expiration Date: 02/12/2025, Certifier: Thomas M Davis, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • 1.5 Mi E 1 Mi N Of (Lat: 40.069472 Lon: -87.912806), Overall height: 407.8 m, Call Sign: WMV569,
    Assigned Frequencies: 7025.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/21/1995, Expiration Date: 12/01/2021, Registrant: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP., 1200 Seventeenth Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 663-8195, Fax: (202) 663-8007, Email:
  • STATION, Co-Located With Khj73 St Aid Rte 15 App 1/4 Mi W Of (Lat: 40.036972 Lon: -87.970028), Overall height: 96.3 m, Call Sign: WNEK596,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.612 MHz, 952.612 MHz, Grant Date: 09/21/2010, Expiration Date: 10/03/2020, Certifier: Kevin Dumas, Registrant: Energy Transfer, 1300 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 989-2193, Fax: (713) 989-1173, Email:
  • CH03IP855, 2537 Cr 1050 North (Lat: 40.034694 Lon: -87.986806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.8 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQUK783,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19325.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/05/2014, Expiration Date: 08/05/2024, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • ENT-Michael Learned, 1799 E 1360n Rd (Lat: 40.063083 Lon: -87.906028), Type: Building, Structure height: 21 m, Overall height: 26 m, Call Sign: WRCT884,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/2019, Expiration Date: 01/30/2029, Certifier: Donnie Happel, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:
  • HOMER, St Aid Rte 15 Approx .25 Mi W (Lat: 40.036944 Lon: -87.970000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96.3 m, Call Sign: KHJ73,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/16/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Kevin Dumas, Registrant: Energy Transfer, 1300 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 989-2193, Fax: (713) 989-1173, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Homer)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$103,870
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.00

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 17 took place in 2009, and the least - 1 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Homer, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (64.8%), and Outside Fires (19.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Homer, IL
    • 9464.8%Structure Fires
    • 2819.3%Outside Fires
    • 1812.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 53.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Homer, IL
Most common first names in Homer, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1571.4 years
Charles1377.1 years
John1275.5 years
Robert1169.6 years
William1072.1 years
Ralph968.1 years
Raymond971.1 years
Mary870.5 years
Helen776.9 years
Thomas767.6 years
Most common last names in Homer, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Taylor1576.4 years
Smith1380.1 years
Bear782.4 years
Lewis767.6 years
Clem678.0 years
Messman686.2 years
Place686.3 years
Pruitt669.4 years
Johnson577.4 years
Allen579.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Homer, IL
  • 83.4%Utility gas
  • 15.1%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Homer, IL
  • 67.4%Utility gas
  • 32.6%Electricity


Homer compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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  • George E. Heppe (3)
  • Sona Patel (2)
  • Daniel J. Gordon (1)
  • Curtis D. Dickinson (1)
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Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2021.