Homer, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 1,207 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.6%
 
Males: 605  (50.2%)
Females: 602  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  38.1 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 61849.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,089 (it was $37,429 in 2000)
Homer:

$53,089
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,745 (it was $18,788 in 2000)

Homer village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $106,244 (it was $62,600 in 2000)
Homer:

$106,244
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $184,295; Detached houses: $195,883; Townhouses or other attached units: $134,001; In 2-unit structures: $95,663; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $161,100; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,455; Mobile homes: $56,063

Median gross rent in 2016: $767.

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  • Races in Homer, IL (2010)

    Homer races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Homer: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (32.3%), German (23.1%), English (11.6%), Irish (2.8%), French (2.5%), French Canadian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/16/1894

Elevation: 672 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 1,176 people per square mile   (low).

Homer,IL real estate house value index trend

Homer, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Homer:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Homer village:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

14 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.1%
Illinois:

13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Homer, Illinois as of November 13, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Homer to the number of sex offenders is 651 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,249 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,749 (1.7%)

Homer satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.03 N, Longitude: 87.96 W

Area code: 217

Homer household income distribution Homer home values distribution

Crime rates in Homer by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 000000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000006200000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0540.1167.10.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 662205500010100
per 100,000 500.0502.5168.1172.30.0440.1437.40.00.00.083.50.083.50.00.0
Burglaries 000200332201110
per 100,000 0.00.00.0172.30.00.0262.5267.4180.0167.10.083.583.582.60.0
Theft 330243344876443
per 100,000 250.0251.30.0172.3345.7264.1262.5356.5360.0668.3584.8501.3333.9330.6250.2
Auto thefts 000000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 000000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.5) 114.5115.135.053.413.898.6116.433.0189.088.640.125.935.919.010.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Homer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.83
Illinois average:

2.81
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -87 (-6.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Homer, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Homer 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 the city 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 Homer 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 the city 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:

See full list of schools located in Homer

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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 60.4. This is better than average.

City:

60.4
U.S.:

74.7

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.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.83. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.83
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.8%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Illinois average:

12.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Homer village (based on Champaign County data)

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.
Illinois:

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.
State:

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

7.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Champaign County:

27.6%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$533
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$2,321
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,831$45,9722$576
Streets and Highways 1$1,293$15,5165$2,081
Sewerage 0$0 1$552
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,402
Totals for Government 2$5,124$30,74413$7,465

Homer government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $196,000 ($162.39)
    Water Utilities: $105,000 ($86.99)
    Police Protection: $89,000 ($73.74)
    Regular Highways: $76,000 ($62.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $37,000 ($30.65)
    Libraries: $17,000 ($14.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $148,000 ($122.62)

Homer government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($37.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($19.06)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($9.11)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $111,000 ($91.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $148,000 ($122.62)
    Highways: $42,000 ($34.80)
  • Tax - Property: $127,000 ($105.22)
    NEC: $8,000 ($6.63)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($4.14)

Homer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $310,000 ($256.84)

6.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,772 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($196 average AGI)
Champaign County:

0.06%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  0.74% ($27,410 average AGI)
from Vermilion County, IL  0.34% ($31,189)
from Douglas County, IL  0.19% ($34,770)


7.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($725 average AGI)
Champaign County:

0.20%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  0.87% ($32,640 average AGI)
to Vermilion County, IL  0.29% ($28,860)
to McLean County, IL  0.21% ($35,276)

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
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 2,350Total average daily traffic
  • 423Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,046Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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 MHzGrant Date: 06/07/2011, Expiration Date: 08/08/2021, Certifier: Kevin DumasRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/14/2004, Expiration Date: 07/28/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2009, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 02/12/2015, Expiration Date: 02/12/2025, Certifier: Thomas M DavisRegistrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/21/1995, Expiration Date: 12/01/2013Registrant: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, 1200 Seventeenth Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 663-8525, 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 MHzGrant Date: 09/21/2010, Expiration Date: 10/03/2020, Certifier: Kevin DumasRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/05/2014, Expiration Date: 08/05/2024, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/16/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Kevin DumasRegistrant: Energy Transfer, 1300 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 989-2193, Fax: (713) 989-1173, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB9OTM, Licensee ID: L01207903, Grant Date: 10/31/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016, Registrant: Mari L Hilberg, 2666 S Homer Lake Rd, Homer, IL 61849-9756
  • Call Sign: N9XDC, Licensee ID: L00242439, Grant Date: 06/18/2014, Expiration Date: 06/21/2024, Certifier: Steven D Hilberg, Registrant: Steven D Hilberg, 2666 South Homer Lake Rd, Homer, IL 61849
  • Call Sign: N9XDM, Grant Date: 06/21/1994, Expiration Date: 06/21/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/22/2006, Registrant: Ryan L Adkins, Rr 1 Box 82, Homer, IL 61849
  • Call Sign: WB9KMD, Licensee ID: L00857153, Grant Date: 05/03/2004, Expiration Date: 07/27/2014, Certifier: William T Butler, Registrant: William T Butler, 310 S Caroline St, Homer, IL 61849-1403
  • Call Sign: WB9PAT, Previous Call Sign: KB9QQY, Licensee ID: L01436603, Grant Date: 10/10/2008, Expiration Date: 10/29/2018, Registrant: Patricia J Butler, 310 S Carolina St, Homer, IL 61849
  • Call Sign: WB9PRY, Licensee ID: L01100511, Grant Date: 12/30/2015, Expiration Date: 02/15/2026, Registrant: Daniel W Gordon, 108 South Josephine, Homer, IL 61849
  • Call Sign: KB9VFZ, Licensee ID: L00156878, Grant Date: 11/17/2009, Expiration Date: 09/25/2019, Certifier: Kyle L Webb, Registrant: Kyle L Webb, 303 E South St, Homer, IL 61849

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

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Homer

See full 2006 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (19%)

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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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