Homer, Minnesota

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Population in 2010: 181.
Males: 104  (57.9%)
Females: 77  (42.1%)
Median resident age:

59.7 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $62,064
Homer:

$62,064
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,130

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $184,336
Homer:

$184,336
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $260,257; detached houses: $260,626
March 2019 cost of living index in Homer: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.6%

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  • Races in Homer, MN (2019)
    • 18996.9%White alone
    • 63.1%Other race alone
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Ancestries: Norwegian (30.8%), German (29.2%), Polish (13.8%), European (12.3%), Brazilian (6.2%), Danish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 700 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,761 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,994 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (21.6 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (100.4 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (247.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Winona, MN (2.2 miles ),
Trempealeau, WI (2.5 miles ),
Dodge, WI (2.8 miles ),
Goodview, MN (2.8 miles ),
Fountain City, WI (3.2 miles ),
Minnesota City, MN (3.3 miles ),
Stockton, MN (3.3 miles ),
Galesville, WI (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 44.02 N, Longitude: 91.56 W

Distribution of median household income in Homer, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Homer, MN in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 52.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.7
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 5.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.24
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Homer-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/26/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Homer place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 54.3 miles away from the place center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Homer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 247.6 miles away from Homer center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 222.7 miles away from Homer center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 429.8 miles away from Homer 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 406.9 miles away from Homer center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 429.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 258.8 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 Winona County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Homer:

  • LAKE WINONA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WINONA, MN)
  • WINONA HEALTH SERVICES Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; WINONA, MN)
  • WINONA HEALTH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; WINONA, MN)
  • WATKINS HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WINONA, MN)
  • SAINT ANNE EXTENDED HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WINONA, MN)
  • SAUER HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WINONA, MN)
  • MARINUKA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GALESVILLE, WI)

Amtrak station near Homer:

  • 5 miles: WINONA (65 E. MARK ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Homer:

  • Winona State University (about 5 miles; Winona, MN; Full-time enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 8 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Western Technical College (about 22 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 22 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Viterbo University (about 22 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 44 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • Luther College (about 51 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Pickwick Fire and Rescue Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Homer: Homer United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Homer Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Winona County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

82.9%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.6%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Homer:

Marital status in Homer, MN
  • Never married: 12.3%
  • Now married: 80.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

For population 25 years and over in Homer:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.2%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Homer, MN (based on Winona County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,47013
Evangelical Protestant9,72935
Mainline Protestant6,54823
Other6745
None23,040-
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: 9
Winona County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Winona County:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Winona County:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Winona County:

6.4%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.6%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

13.0%

4.95% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,942 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

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 Olmsted County, MN  0.65% ($53,364 average AGI)
from La Crosse County, WI  0.33% ($33,984)
from Buffalo County, WI  0.27% ($38,800)


5.71% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

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 Olmsted County, MN  0.88% ($43,295 average AGI)
to La Crosse County, WI  0.40% ($34,803)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.39% ($32,452)

Strongest AM radio stations in Homer:

  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KWNO (1230 AM; 1 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Homer:

  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KQAL (89.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K280EI (103.9 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • KAGE-FM (95.3 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • K203BR (88.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KWNO-FM (99.3 FM; RUSHFORD, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNXR (97.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: UNITED AUDIO CORPORATION)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Homer:

  • K62EV (Channel 62; WINONA, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • K38CL (Channel 38; WINONA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 14.3mTotal length
  • $318,000,000Total costs
  • 13,047Total average daily traffic
  • 618Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,458Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 1/2 Mi Ssw Township Rd 25 (Lat: 44.005528 Lon: -91.584583), Call Sign: KAY552, Licensee ID: L00034025,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.0000 MHz, Grant Date: 09/16/1997, Expiration Date: 11/18/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/31/2001, Registrant: Doerers Genuine Parts Inc, Winona, MN 55987-0498, Phone: (507) 452-5632

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K0RHD, Grant Date: 07/13/1994, Expiration Date: 07/13/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/14/2006, Registrant: Warren B Fay, Homer, MN 55942
  • Call Sign: KB0VUR, Grant Date: 03/27/1996, Expiration Date: 03/27/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/28/2008, Registrant: Joseph E Bach, Homer, MN 55942

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Homer, MN
  • 57.0%Utility gas
  • 31.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.6%Electricity
  • 3.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Homer, MN
  • 33.3%Utility gas
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Electricity


Homer compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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