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Homer, AK (Alaska) Houses and Residents

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Total population: 5,415 (Urban population: 0, Rural population: 3,954 (5 farm, 3,949 nonfarm))

Houses: 2,813 (2,133 occupied: 1,332 owner occupied, 799 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

37%
State:

36%

Housing density: 266 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $329,933.

Median contract rent in 2016: $538 (lower quartile is $413, upper quartile is $665)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $961


Median gross rent in Homer, AK in 2016: $638

Housing units in Homer with a mortgage: 782 (21 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 555

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $94,137

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $57,163

Median monthly housing costs: $1,053


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Homer, Alaska Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $280,404 (it was $123,000 in 2000)
Homer:

$280,404
Alaska:

$267,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $208,433 - $385,903

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $333,708
Here:

$333,708
State:

$309,264

Townhouses or other attached units: $366,343
Here:

$366,343
State:

$256,306

In 2-unit structures: $340,188
Here:

$340,188
State:

$318,984

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $198,811
Here:

$198,811
State:

$261,784

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $200,632
Here:

$200,632
State:

$155,054

Mobile homes: $142,944
Here:

$142,944
State:

$109,161

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $736,282
Here:

$736,282
State:

$314,087
Median year house/condo built: 1987

Median year apartment built: 1988

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,455
  • In family households: 4,142 (613 male householders, 683 female householders)
    984 spouses, 1,463 children (1,382 natural, 28 adopted, 52 stepchildren), 66 grandchildren, 31 brothers or sisters, 67 parents, 41 other relatives, 177 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,191 (375 male householders (300 living alone)), 469 female householders (374 living alone)), 345 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 140

Size of family households: 679 2-persons, 264 3-persons, 199 4-persons, 91 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 669 1-person, 132 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 19 4-persons.

744 married couples with children.
338 single-parent households (86 men, 252 women).

89.4% of residents of Homer speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 129 (2.4%)
(66.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.6
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.7
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Homer, Alaska:

  • 30no bedroom
  • 1001 bedroom
  • 3122 bedrooms
  • 5703 bedrooms
  • 2494 bedrooms
  • 575+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Homer population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Homer, Alaska:

  • 53no bedroom
  • 1631 bedroom
  • 3382 bedrooms
  • 1673 bedrooms
  • 574 bedrooms
  • 215+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Homer population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Homer in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 44no vehicle
  • 3381 vehicle
  • 6012 vehicles
  • 2493 vehicles
  • 694 vehicles
  • 255+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Homer population

Cars and other vehicles available in Homer in renter-occupied apartments

  • 120no vehicle
  • 3761 vehicle
  • 2492 vehicles
  • 423 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Homer population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Homer, Alaska:

  • 291 room
  • 412 rooms
  • 1273 rooms
  • 1974 rooms
  • 2535 rooms
  • 2746 rooms
  • 1557 rooms
  • 1198 rooms
  • 1369+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Homer population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Homer, Alaska:

  • 471 room
  • 752 rooms
  • 2233 rooms
  • 2154 rooms
  • 1265 rooms
  • 496 rooms
  • 247 rooms
  • 138 rooms
  • 209+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Homer population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Homer, AK household income distribution

  • Homer, AK household income distribution
  • 68Less than $10,000
  • 100$10,000 to $14,999
  • 103$15,000 to $19,999
  • 81$20,000 to $24,999
  • 122$25,000 to $29,999
  • 119$30,000 to $34,999
  • 91$35,000 to $39,999
  • 95$40,000 to $44,999
  • 105$45,000 to $49,999
  • 204$50,000 to $59,999
  • 226$60,000 to $74,999
  • 252$75,000 to $99,999
  • 203$100,000 to $124,999
  • 129$125,000 to $149,999
  • 111$150,000 to $199,999
  • 95$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Homer, AK

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Homer, AK
  • 5Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 11$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2$40,000 to $49,999
  • 6$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2$60,000 to $69,999
  • 14$70,000 to $79,999
  • 3$80,000 to $89,999
  • 5$90,000 to $99,999
  • 18$100,000 to $124,999
  • 21$125,000 to $149,999
  • 101$150,000 to $174,999
  • 81$175,000 to $199,999
  • 250$200,000 to $249,999
  • 210$250,000 to $299,999
  • 291$300,000 to $399,999
  • 140$400,000 to $499,999
  • 113$500,000 to $749,999
  • 20$750,000 to $999,999
  • 3$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 13$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Homer, AK

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Homer, AK
  • 5Less than $100
  • 20$100 to $149
  • 3$150 to $199
  • 9$200 to $249
  • 5$250 to $299
  • 12$300 to $349
  • 19$350 to $399
  • 11$400 to $449
  • 16$450 to $499
  • 11$500 to $549
  • 32$550 to $599
  • 42$600 to $649
  • 22$650 to $699
  • 59$700 to $749
  • 27$750 to $799
  • 159$800 to $899
  • 92$900 to $999
  • 60$1,000 to $1,249
  • 59$1,250 to $1,499
  • 53$1,500 to $1,999
  • 45No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 612010 or later
  • 182000 to 2009
  • 191990 to 1999
  • 211980 to 1989
  • 151970 to 1979
  • 66Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Homer population
Homer commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 343
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 662
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 517
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 430
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 208
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 48
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 39
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 0
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 9
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 15
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 31
  • 90 or more minutes: 25
Homer, AK Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 94.7%
Number of people working at home: 254 (10.0% of all workers)

Homer mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 3,304 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 523 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0%)
  • Taxi: 177 (4%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (1%)
  • Walked: 306 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 254 (6%)

First ancestries reported:

 English: 357
 German: 333
 Irish: 220
 American: 166
 European: 115
 Norwegian: 65
 Polish: 61
 Scottish: 58
 Italian: 47
 Scandinavian: 46
 Russian: 40
 Danish: 35
 Dutch: 33
 Swedish: 32
 French (except Basque): 27
 Northern European: 27
 French Canadian: 26
 Scotch-Irish: 18
 Greek: 18
 British: 14
 Czechoslovakian: 9
 Welsh: 7
 Ghanaian: 6
 Portuguese: 6
 Canadian: 6
 Ukrainian: 6
 Swiss: 6
 Czech: 6
 Latvian: 5
 Yugoslavian: 5
 Hungarian: 5
 Icelander: 4
 Pennsylvania German: 4
 African: 4
 Celtic: 3
 Albanian: 3
 Finnish: 2
 Romanian: 2

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 26%Philippines
  • 12%Russia
  • 9%Canada
  • 8%Mexico
  • 5%Korea
  • 5%Germany
  • 5%Argentina

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,887
  • Other state: 3,351
  • Northeast: 440
  • Midwest: 940
  • South: 577
  • West: 1,400

76% of Homer residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Alaska.

Homer:

76.1%
State average:

81.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 5
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 6
  • 9th grade: 14
  • 10th grade: 10
  • 11th grade: 20
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 12
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 481
  • Less than 1 year of college: 164
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 353
  • Associate degree: 146
  • Bachelor's degree: 264
  • Master's degree: 132
  • Professional school degree: 42
  • Doctorate degree: 44

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 9
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 9
  • 7th and 8th grade: 15
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 14
  • 11th grade: 17
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 32
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 425
  • Less than 1 year of college: 166
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 409
  • Associate degree: 193
  • Bachelor's degree: 447
  • Master's degree: 272
  • Professional school degree: 23
  • Doctorate degree: 23

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.9%Males
  • 3.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 26.1%Males
  • 35.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 17.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 4.3%Males
  • 11.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 12.8%Females
Homer marital status for males
Homer marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,870
  • One, attached: 64
  • Two: 237
  • 3 or 4: 245
  • 5 to 9: 190
  • 10 to 19: 62
  • 20 to 49: 26
  • 50 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 117
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $53,315

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 4.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.8%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Homer:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Homer
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (54.1%)
  • Utility gas (22.6%)
  • Wood (11.4%)
  • Electricity (5.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.8%)
  • Coal or coke (0.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40.8%)
  • Electricity (23.0%)
  • Utility gas (17.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.9%)
  • Wood (3.6%)
  • Other fuel (2.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

8.9%
Alaska:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

1.9%
Alaska:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

8.1%
Alaska:

11.6%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)