Homer, Louisiana

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Population in 2017: 2,874 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: -24.1%
 
Males: 1,478  (51.5%)
Females: 1,396  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 71040.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $18,716 (it was $23,646 in 2000)
Homer:

$18,716
LA:

$46,145

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $14,858 (it was $12,811 in 2000)

Homer town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $54,946 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Homer:

$54,946
LA:

$162,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $80,989; detached houses: $85,890; mobile homes: $24,783

Median gross rent in 2017: $599.

March 2019 cost of living index in Homer: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 36.7%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.6% for Black residents, 55.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Homer, LA (2010)
    • 2,07063.9%Black alone
    • 1,05632.6%White alone
    • 451.4%Hispanic
    • 371.1%Two or more races
    • 270.8%Asian alone
    • 20.06%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Homer, Louisiana as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Homer is 93 to 1.


Crime rates in Homer by year

Type

2005

2006

2011

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(252.0)
5
(148.5)
1
(30.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
33
(924.1)
30
(891.0)
21
(642.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
69
(1,932)
68
(2,020)
54
(1,653)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
96
(2,688)
101
(3,000)
65
(1,990)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(196.0)
1
(29.7)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)518.9486.5357.5

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City-data.com crime index in Homer, LA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.75
Louisiana average:

3.83
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Ancestries: African (26.6%), American (25.5%), German (2.0%), Irish (1.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 281 feet

Land area: 4.58 square miles.

Population density: 627 people per square mile   (low).

Homer, Louisiana map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $313 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $219 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bossier City, LA (41.4 miles , pop. 56,461).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (47.1 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (216.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Athens, LA (3.1 miles ),
Lisbon, LA (3.3 miles),
Haynesville, LA (3.6 miles ),
Gibsland, LA (4.1 miles ),
Shongaloo, LA (4.2 miles),
Minden, LA (4.2 miles ),
Arcadia, LA (4.3 miles ),
Mount Lebanon, LA (4.4 miles)

Latitude: 32.79 N, Longitude: 93.06 W

Area code: 318

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,000
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Louisiana:

3.8%
Historical population in Homer, LA
Historical housing units in Homer, LA
Most common industries in Homer, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.0%)
  • Public administration (11.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.6%)
  • Paper (7.4%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Wood products (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.6%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Social assistance (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Homer, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Woodworkers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)

Average climate in Homer, Louisiana

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Tornado activity:

Homer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/12/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Homer town center killed 18 people and injured 77 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/10/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Homer-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 171.7 miles away from Homer center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 174.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 251.4 miles away from Homer center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 319.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 383.0 miles away from Homer center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Claiborne Parish (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Freezes: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Drought: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Homer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Homer:

  • HOMER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 620 EAST COLLEGE STREET)
  • LAKE CLAIBORNE COMMUNITY HOME (2295 AIRPORT LOOP)
  • CLAIBORNE MANOR (6942 HIGHWAY 79)
  • PRESBYTERIAN VILLAGE OF HOMER (3700 HWY. 79 SOUTH)
  • FMCNA - HOMER (3680 HWY 79)
  • CLAIBORNE HOME HEALTH (619 EAST COLLEGE STREET)

Airports located in Homer:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Homer:

  • Grambling State University (about 28 miles; Grambling, LA; Full-time enrollment: 4,885)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 31 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 5,874)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 37 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,005)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 39 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 6,209)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 46 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Southern University at Shreveport (about 49 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,277)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 61 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)

Public high schools in Homer:

  • HOMER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 259, Location: 1008 NORTH MAIN, Grades: 9-12)
  • DAVID WADE CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Location: 670 BELL HILL ROAD, Grades: 10-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Homer:

See full list of schools located in Homer

Library in Homer:

  • CLAIBORNE PARISH (Operating income: $608,417; Location: 909 EDGEWOOD DRIVE; 66,813 books; 1,821 audio materials; 2,999 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 60 state licensed databases; 129 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Homer: Homer Work Center (A), Homer Volunteer Fire Department (B), Claiborne Parish Office of Family Support (C), Caney Ranger District Office (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Homer Cemetery (1), Arlington Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaver Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Homer: Homer Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Ford Museum (519 South Main Street).

Hotels: Linder Motor Lodge & Restaurant (24608 Highway 2), Tall Timbers Lodge (5356 Harris Road), Hillside Motel (311 West Main Street).

Court: Claiborne Parish - Court Reporter (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Frank T. Norman - Louisiana politician, Enos C. McClendon, Jr. - Judge, James Andrews (physician) - Surgeon, Joe LeSage - Politician, Loy F. Weaver - Politician, Paul Lowe - Football player, Von Wafer - NBA player (Los Angeles Lakers, born: Jul 21, 1985), Bettye Davis - Politician, Cheryl Ford - WNBA player (Detroit Shock, born: Jun 6, 1981), Fred Miller (defensive lineman) - Football player.

Claiborne Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

HOMER WATER SYSTEM (Address: 400 EAST MAIN , Population served: 3,427, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2014)
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-24-2013)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-24-2013)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-24-2013)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-01-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-24-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
CENTRAL CLAIBORNE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 2,859, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2013)
DAVID WADE CORRECTIONAL CENTER WS (Address: 670 BELL HILL RD , Population served: 1,660, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2012)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Louisiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

64.8%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
3 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
60 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Homer (2011 data):

  • First Guaranty Bank: Homer Branch at 401 North 2nd Street, branch established on 1999/01/26. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $1,353.3 mil, Deposits: $1,208.9 mil, headquarters in Hammond, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Homer Branch at 911 West Main Street, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Capital One, National Association: Homer Branch at 617 West Main, branch established on 1986/01/13. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Gibsland Bank & Trust Company: Homer Branch at 813 West Main Street, branch established on 2009/12/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $263.3 mil, Deposits: $239.2 mil, headquarters in Gibsland, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Gibsland Bancshares, Inc.
  • Citizens National Bank, N.A.: Homer Branch at 600 East Main Street, branch established on 2009/10/13. Info updated 2011/12/05: Bank assets: $666.0 mil, Deposits: $589.2 mil, headquarters in Bossier City, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Bancshares Of Bossier, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Homer:

Marital status in Homer, LA
  • Never married: 40.9%
  • Now married: 38.6%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Homer:

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Homer
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Homer, LA (based on Claiborne Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,29232
Black Protestant2,43118
Mainline Protestant1,14611
Catholic861
Other21
None9,238-
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: 3
Claiborne Parish:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

7.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Claiborne Parish:

11.9%
State:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Claiborne Parish:

31.3%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Homer:

47.1%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Homer:

43.5%
Louisiana:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Homer:

30.6
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Homer:

18.1%
Louisiana:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.0%
Louisiana:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Homer:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.7%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Homer:

51.8%
Louisiana:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Homer:

83.7%
Louisiana:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Homer, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Hospitals 102$234,743$27,61764$146,331
Health 16$34,337$25,7531$629
Police Protection - Officers 8$20,119$30,1791$921
Water Supply 4$7,325$21,9750$0
Financial Administration 4$8,304$24,9122$2,682
Streets and Highways 3$7,409$29,6362$2,303
Other Government Administration 1$2,436$29,2320$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,126$25,5120$0
Sewerage 1$2,790$33,4800$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,085
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$345
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 140$319,589$27,39372$154,296

Homer government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $143,000 ($49.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $72,000 ($25.05)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.35)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $34,091,000 ($11861.86)
    Water Utilities: $657,000 ($228.60)
    Police Protection: $602,000 ($209.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $557,000 ($193.81)
    Financial Administration: $487,000 ($169.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $400,000 ($139.18)
    Sewerage: $369,000 ($128.39)
    Regular Highways: $285,000 ($99.16)
    General - Other: $205,000 ($71.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $72,000 ($25.05)
    Air Transportation: $52,000 ($18.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($13.92)
    Central Staff Services: $23,000 ($8.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000 ($3.48)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($2.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $61,000 ($21.22)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $18,000 ($6.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($8.00)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($1.04)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.35)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,529,000 ($2619.69)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $89,000 ($30.97)

Homer government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $34,900,000 ($12143.35)
    Sewerage: $415,000 ($144.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $223,000 ($77.59)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $443,000 ($154.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $18,344,000 ($6382.74)
    Highways: $7,000 ($2.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $284,000 ($98.82)
    Donations From Private Sources: $50,000 ($17.40)
    Fines and Forfeits: $49,000 ($17.05)
    Sale of Property: $19,000 ($6.61)
    Rents: $4,000 ($1.39)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($1.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $716,000 ($249.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $634,000 ($220.60)
    Other: $199,000 ($69.24)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,581,000 ($550.10)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $269,000 ($93.60)
    Property: $196,000 ($68.20)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $7,000 ($2.44)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000 ($1.39)
    Other License: $2,000 ($0.70)

Homer government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,654,000 ($1619.35)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,452,000 ($1201.11)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,693,000 ($589.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $490,000 ($170.49)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $175,000 ($60.89)
    Beginning: $175,000 ($60.89)

Homer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $958,000 ($333.33)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,563,000 ($543.84)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $206,000 ($71.68)

4.94% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,228 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Webster Parish, LA  1.04% ($31,646 average AGI)
from Lincoln Parish, LA  0.58% ($41,333)


5.02% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,293 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Webster Parish, LA  1.23% ($40,053 average AGI)
to Caddo Parish, LA  0.45% ($37,952)
to Bossier Parish, LA  0.43% ($37,500)
Businesses in Homer, LA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
La-Z-Boy1Sears1
McDonald's1Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Homer:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDMS (1290 AM; 5 kW; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: EL DORADO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KASO (1240 AM; 1 kW; MINDEN, LA; Owner: GREENWOOD ACRES BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KOKA (980 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KSYB (1300 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: AMISTAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRJO (1680 AM; 10 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Homer:

  • KYLA (106.7 FM; HOMER, LA; Owner: NWLA BROADCASTING, L.L.C)
  • KXKZ (107.5 FM; RUSTON, LA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KVMA-FM (107.9 FM; MAGNOLIA, AR; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRMD-FM (101.1 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBEF (104.5 FM; GIBSLAND, LA; Owner: GREENWOOD ACRES BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WAIV (102.3 FM; CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • KPCH (97.7 FM; DUBACH, LA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KTKC (92.9 FM; SPRINGHILL, LA; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KGRM (91.5 FM; GRAMBLING, LA; Owner: GRAMBLING COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA)
  • KLPI (89.1 FM; RUSTON, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TECH. UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Homer:

  • KTBS-TV (Channel 3; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KTBS, INC.)
  • KTVE (Channel 10; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MONROE/EL DORADO LICENSE LLC)
  • KPXJ (Channel 21; MINDEN, LA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KSLA-TV (Channel 12; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KSLA, LLC)
  • KMSS-TV (Channel 33; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KARD (Channel 14; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: QUORUM OF LOUISIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KSHV (Channel 45; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF SHREVEPORT LIC. CORP.)
  • KTAL-TV (Channel 6; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • K46DT (Channel 46; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HO (Channel 69; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Homer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Homer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 65.0mTotal length
  • $2,061,000Total costs
  • 58,365Total average daily traffic
  • 9,307Total average daily truck traffic
  • 100,053Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Homer, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Homer, LA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Homer)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Homer, LA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • La 2 1 Km W Of Us 79 & La 2 (Lat: 32.809861 Lon: -93.066806), Overall height: 123.4 m, Call Sign: WPJF490,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6795.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/17/1996, Expiration Date: 10/17/2001, Cancellation Date: 10/30/1997, Phone: (504) 935-0295
  • Homer 197, 1008 N Main Street (Lat: 32.794083 Lon: -93.068278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.1 m, Call Sign: WQJI221,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/02/2018, Expiration Date: 09/17/2028, Certifier: Elizabeth Creekmore, Registrant: Nexus Systems, Inc, 363 Venable Lane, Monroe, LA 71203, Phone: (318) 323-5578, Email:
  • Claiborne 40, 415 East Main Street (Lat: 32.789694 Lon: -93.053750), Type: Building, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQJI616,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17865.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/22/2008, Expiration Date: 09/22/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/24/2018, Certifier: Elizabeth Creekmore, Registrant: Nexus Systems, Inc, 363 Venable Lane, Monroe, LA 71203, Phone: (318) 323-5578, Email:
  • NO02725A, 205 Garrett Hill Road (Lat: 32.809389 Lon: -93.122639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQXQ631,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10975.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 05/10/2016, Expiration Date: 05/10/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • Homer Municipal Airport (Lat: 32.790139 Lon: -93.000722), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB3136, Licensee ID: L00049970,
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.21251 MHz, Grant Date: 07/10/2007, Expiration Date: 02/24/2017, Cancellation Date: 04/29/2017, Registrant: Homer, Town Of, 400 E Main St., Homer, LA 71040, Phone: (318) 927-3555

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Homer)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-520-K (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 14764 , Serial Number: 74-30701, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 08/26/2014, Certificate Issue Date: 09/06/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Broward Corp, Po Box 276, Homer, LA 71040
  • Aircraft: CESSNA U206F (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1503U , Serial Number: U20602228, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 12/17/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 09/25/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Gk Claiborne Investments LLC, 126 Beaver Pt, Homer, LA 71040
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 39974 , Serial Number: 6633, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 02/25/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Neal D Palmquist, 701 Airport Loop, Homer, LA 71040
  • Aircraft: ROTTER GEORGE M SONEX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 412GR , Serial Number: 004, Certificate Issue Date: 01/16/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Emmett R Atkins, 414 Coleman Rd, Homer, LA 71040
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43849 , Serial Number: 7508, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 12/08/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Neal D Palmquist, 701 Airport Loop, Homer, LA 71040
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 77549 , Serial Number: 22040, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 12/15/1992, Certificate Issue Date: 12/30/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Delta Contract Interiors LLC, Po Box 449, Homer, LA 71040
  • Aircraft: HICKEY WILLIAM P SR TITAN TORNADO TWO (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: VOLKSWAGEN CONVERSION (36 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9255U , Serial Number: D931834COHK0079, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1996, Certificate Issue Date: 10/21/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Casey B Heard, 2348 Highway 146, Homer, LA 71040

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 35. The highest number of reported fires - 74 took place in 2014, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Homer, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.6%), and Structure Fires (34.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Homer, LA
    • 28247.6%Outside Fires
    • 20134.0%Structure Fires
    • 7813.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 315.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Homer, LA
Most common first names in Homer, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8975.0 years
James8276.5 years
Mary6781.1 years
Willie6271.0 years
William6173.4 years
Robert4571.5 years
Annie3980.7 years
Mattie3478.4 years
George3375.5 years
Joe2973.4 years
Most common last names in Homer, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6378.3 years
White4579.0 years
Williams4170.6 years
Walker3877.0 years
Johnson3774.0 years
Jones3684.4 years
Moore3375.5 years
Brown3177.4 years
Green3076.0 years
Willis2877.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Homer, LA
  • 65.5%Utility gas
  • 34.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Homer, LA
  • 52.4%Utility gas
  • 45.1%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Homer compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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