Homer, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 5,697 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +44.4%
Males: 2,654  (46.6%)
Females: 3,043  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99603.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,764 (it was $42,821 in 2000)
Homer:

$60,764
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,958 (it was $21,823 in 2000)

Homer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $244,478 (it was $123,000 in 2000)
Homer:

$244,478
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $311,944; detached houses: $328,637; townhouses or other attached units: $376,375; in 2-unit structures: $321,822; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $188,517; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $299,270; mobile homes: $55,054; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $340,841

Median gross rent in 2017: $993.

March 2019 cost of living index in Homer: 107.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.8%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.0% for Black residents, 24.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.1% for American Indian residents, 16.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Homer, AK (2017)
    • 4,36780.3%White alone
    • 3576.6%American Indian alone
    • 2815.2%Two or more races
    • 2755.1%Hispanic
    • 681.3%Asian alone
    • 230.4%Black alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Homer, Alaska as of September 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Homer is 682 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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)
1
(17.2)
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)
2
(35.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.6)
5
(87.2)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(18.8)
1
(18.5)
1
(17.8)
2
(34.4)
0
(0.0)
5
(81.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(58.3)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.1)
2
(35.6)
1
(17.4)
2
(34.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
34
(639.3)
38
(701.6)
49
(870.5)
48
(826.4)
54
(912.0)
34
(552.1)
34
(667.8)
50
(971.6)
62
(1,168)
32
(595.0)
6
(108.9)
6
(106.9)
5
(87.2)
10
(172.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
31
(582.9)
26
(480.1)
32
(568.5)
67
(1,154)
20
(337.8)
40
(649.6)
36
(707.1)
11
(213.8)
15
(282.5)
18
(334.7)
13
(235.9)
16
(285.1)
24
(418.5)
24
(414.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
212
(3,986)
173
(3,194)
165
(2,931)
198
(3,409)
149
(2,516)
219
(3,556)
151
(2,966)
166
(3,226)
213
(4,012)
215
(3,998)
177
(3,212)
146
(2,601)
178
(3,104)
182
(3,140)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(225.6)
17
(313.9)
23
(408.6)
17
(292.7)
9
(152.0)
6
(97.4)
3
(58.9)
12
(233.2)
10
(188.4)
8
(148.8)
3
(54.4)
5
(89.1)
9
(156.9)
10
(172.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(37.6)
2
(36.9)
1
(17.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.9)
1
(16.2)
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)351.8332.3397.6450.6318.9343.3306.4390.0434.5314.2176.6191.7258.4213.2

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Homer, AK

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 21 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Alaska average:

1.73
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Ancestries: English (14.4%), German (13.0%), Irish (8.6%), American (6.5%), European (3.6%), Norwegian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 10.6 square miles.

Population density: 538 people per square mile   (low).

Homer, Alaska map

131 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

2.4%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,141 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,078 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (122.9 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2316.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Diamond Ridge, AK (1.5 miles ),
Miller Landing, AK (1.8 miles),
Kachemak, AK (2.0 miles ),
Halibut Cove, AK (3.3 miles),
Fritz Creek, AK (3.4 miles ),
Seldovia Village, AK (3.5 miles),
Anchor Point, AK (3.6 miles ),
Nikolaevsk, AK (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 59.64 N, Longitude: 151.53 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Halibut Capital of the world

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,980 (+36.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,013 (82.0%)

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Homer, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Homer, AK in 2017

Homer tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.6%
Alaska:

7.2%
Most common industries in Homer, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.9%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.9%)
  • Educational services (15.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.5%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Homer, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (3.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.3%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.5%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.5%)

Average climate in Homer, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Homer-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 784% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 163.9 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 190.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 297.0 miles away from Homer center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 301.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/23/1906 at 17:22:00, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 211.6 miles away from Homer center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 194.0 miles away from Homer center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Homer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Homer:

  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 4300 BARTLETT ST)
  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL HHA (203 WEST PIONEER AVENUE, SUITE 1)
  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL LTC (4300 BARTLETT STREET)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Homer:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Homer:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 122 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 122 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 380 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1377 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1380 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1381 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1400 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high schools in Homer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Homer:

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Library in Homer:

  • HOMER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $629,909; Location: 500 HAZEL AVENUE; 35,931 books; 892 audio materials; 1,906 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 130 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Homer: Homer Medical Clinic (A), Homer Volunteer Fire Department (B), Seldovia Village Tribe Health Center (C), Homer Public Health Center (D), Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lampert Lake (A), Beluga Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bidarki Creek (A), Palmer Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Homer: Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Beluga Lake Float Plane Service (Recreation Areas; Lambert Lane Beluga Lane) (1), Alaska Academy of Fine Arts (Recreation Areas; Lampbert Lane Beluga L) (2), Alaska Hunting & Fishing Ventures (Tours & Charters; 54860 East End Road) (3), Airborne Scientific Bushplane Adventures (Tours & Charters; 64999 Easterday Road) (4), Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center (Tours & Charters; 95 Sterling Highway) (5), Alaska Wilderness 4 Wheel Tours (Tours & Charters; 4850 Spruce Lane Homer) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Homer Cabins & Halibut Charters (3619 Main Street Apt 8) (1), Alaska Woodside Lodging (300 Woodside Avenue Apt 2) (2), Frontier Cottages (Po Box 1767) (3), Heritage Hotel Lodge of Homer (147 East Pioneer Avenue) (4), Pioneer Inn Homer (244 West Pioneer Avenue) (5), Pioneer Rental Cars (244 West Pioneer Avenue) (6), Arctic Sun Lodging (61995 Mission Road) (7), Best Western Bidarka Inn (575 Sterling Highway) (8), Alaskan Suites (42485 Sterling Highway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Ambrose Olsen - Male model.

Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

HOMER WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 6,008, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-15-2012 to APR-11-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-15-2012 to APR-11-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2012)
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2012)
VOZNESENKA VILLAGE (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2010)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2006)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2005
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 64 regular monitoring violations
  • 35 other older monitoring violations
STONEY CREEK RV PARK (Population served: 202, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
KACHEMAK SELO #3 (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
RAZDOLNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 73, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAR-20-2014 to MAR-25-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-26-2014), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-22-2014 to APR-30-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 15 routine major monitoring violations
  • 68 regular monitoring violations
ALASKA VILLAGE MISSION (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-22-2012 to MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2007)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
OHLSON MOUNTAIN MINERAL SPRINGS BOTTLING (Population served: 25, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.0%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Homer in 2010:

  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in college/university student housing
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Homer in 2000:

  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 26 people in military ships
  • 22 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories

Banks with branches in Homer (2011 data):

  • First National Bank Alaska: Homer Branch at 3655 Heath Street, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,870.3 mil, Deposits: $1,931.3 mil, headquarters in Anchorage, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Homer Branch at 88 Sterling Highway, branch established on 1960/04/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Homer:

Marital status in Homer, AK
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Homer:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Homer
2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Homer, AK (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,68881
Other3,07913
Catholic2,8106
Mainline Protestant1,40715
Orthodox8598
None37,557-
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: 25
This county:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.4%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Homer:

46.4%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Homer:

28.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.7%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Homer:

9.4%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Homer:

36.0%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

56.4%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.3%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Homer, AK 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
Water Transport and Terminals 13$71,672$66,1591$3,507
Other and Unallocable 12$53,132$53,1320$0
Police Protection - Officers 11$78,663$85,8140$0
Other Government Administration 10$65,029$78,0359$3,944
Streets and Highways 9$55,822$74,4291$2,989
Financial Administration 8$45,320$67,9800$0
Police - Other 8$41,350$62,0250$0
Sewerage 6$33,212$66,4240$0
Local Libraries 6$25,706$51,4127$6,769
Firefighters 5$37,043$88,9030$0
Water Supply 5$27,138$65,1310$0
Correction 3$16,481$65,9242$3,029
Parks and Recreation 1$4,947$59,3640$0
Totals for Government 97$555,515$68,72420$20,238

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,377,000 ($417.24)
    General Public Buildings: $1,051,000 ($184.48)
    Regular Highways: $282,000 ($49.50)
    Water Utilities: $181,000 ($31.77)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $43,000 ($7.55)
  • Current Operations - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $3,961,000 ($695.28)
    Police Protection: $2,440,000 ($428.30)
    Water Utilities: $2,033,000 ($356.85)
    Sewerage: $1,667,000 ($292.61)
    Central Staff Services: $1,596,000 ($280.15)
    General - Other: $1,510,000 ($265.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,073,000 ($188.34)
    Libraries: $872,000 ($153.06)
    Financial Administration: $841,000 ($147.62)
    Regular Highways: $828,000 ($145.34)
    Correctional Institutions: $733,000 ($128.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $491,000 ($86.19)
    General Public Buildings: $482,000 ($84.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $343,000 ($60.21)
    Air Transportation: $189,000 ($33.18)
    Health - Other: $154,000 ($27.03)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $587,000 ($103.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $209,000 ($36.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $9,576,000 ($1680.88)
    General - Other: $268,000 ($47.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,630,000 ($1163.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $291,000 ($51.08)

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

  • Charges - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $4,068,000 ($714.06)
    Other: $1,994,000 ($350.01)
    Sewerage: $1,619,000 ($284.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $166,000 ($29.14)
    Air Transportation: $129,000 ($22.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $541,000 ($94.96)
    Interest Earnings: $125,000 ($21.94)
    General Revenue - Other: $91,000 ($15.97)
    Fines and Forfeits: $28,000 ($4.91)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($0.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,995,000 ($350.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $7,046,000 ($1236.79)
    General Local Government Support: $1,622,000 ($284.71)
    Highways: $34,000 ($5.97)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,407,000 ($1124.63)
    Property: $3,180,000 ($558.19)
    Other License: $28,000 ($4.91)
    Other Selective Sales: $24,000 ($4.21)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $23,000 ($4.04)
    Other: $5,000 ($0.88)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,412,000 ($4636.12)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,767,000 ($3820.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,646,000 ($815.52)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,915,000 ($3671.23)

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Alaska average:

7.70%

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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.35% ($66,051 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.40% ($53,581)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($78,851)


6.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Alaska average:

8.52%

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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.21% ($56,387 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.46% ($54,318)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.23% ($50,259)
Businesses in Homer, AK
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Starbucks1
Curves1True Value1
FedEx3U-Haul1
McDonald's1Vons1
RadioShack1

Strongest AM radio stations in Homer:

  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Homer:

  • K285DU (104.9 FM; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K237CL (95.3 FM; HOMER, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS INC)
  • K290AA (105.9 FM; SELDOVIA, AK; Owner: TURQUOISE BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • K296BH (107.1 FM; ANCHOR POINT, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)
  • KWVV-FM (103.5 FM; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K243AH (96.5 FM; KACHEMAK CITY, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K292ED (106.3 FM; KACHEMAK CITY, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMM., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Homer:

  • K02IB (Channel 2; HOMER/SELDOVIA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K07PF (Channel 7; HOMER, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K51AF (Channel 51; ANCHOR POINT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04JH (Channel 4; HOMER, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K13TR (Channel 13; HOMER, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
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
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 39.1mTotal length
  • 350Total average daily traffic
  • 60Total average daily truck traffic
  • 410Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Homer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Homer, AK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 121 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 114 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Homer)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 210 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Homer)

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 46. The highest number of fire incidents - 74 took place in 2014, and the least - 25 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Homer, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.4%), and Outside Fires (38.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Homer, AK
    • 33042.4%Structure Fires
    • 29738.2%Outside Fires
    • 14118.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 101.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Homer, AK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Homer, Alaska:

  • Land's End, 4786 Homer Spit Rd, Homer, Alaska 99603 , Phone: (907) 235-2500, Fax: (907) 235-0420
  • Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Hwy, Homer, Alaska 99603 , Phone: (907) 235-8148, Fax: (907) 235-8140
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Homer, Alaska
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Homer, AK
  • 56.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.6%Utility gas
  • 11.2%Wood
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Electricity
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Homer, AK
  • 42.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.1%Electricity
  • 17.6%Utility gas
  • 9.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Coal or coke


Homer compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 (99603) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
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