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Homer, Alaska

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Welcome to Homer ...

The pronunciation of Homer: HO-mr<1>

When the people of Homer refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Homerite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Homer has a population of 5,515 people<3> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Homer is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Homer lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

Homer lies within the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Homer: 99603<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Homer had a population of 5,003 people.

The population of Homer represents 0.7% of the population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,003 people, the population of Homer increased 26.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,946 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Homer had an population of 5,515 people. This is an increase of 10.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 39.76% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Homer.

Communities near Homer ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2015
Anchor Point   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fox River   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Fritz Creek   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Halibut Cove   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Happy Valley   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jakolof Bay   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Homer.

Communities Also Named Homer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Homer - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Homer.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Homer. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Homer. Our list includes 15 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Homer:

Websites for Homer ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Homer ...

Looking for more information about Homer? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Homer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Homer.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Homer. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Homer refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Homer may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Homer.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Homer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Homer). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Homer or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Homer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Homer) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Homer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Homer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Homer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.6465, Longitude: -151.5371     [Map].

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Homer.


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