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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 2019, Homer has a population of 5,922 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

The telephone area code for Homer: (907)

The ZIP code for Homer: 99603<5>

Websites for Homer ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Homer had an population of 5,922 people. This is an increase of 18.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 50.08% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Homer ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Homer.

  • Seldovia
  • Halibut Cove
  • Fritz Creek
  • Nikolaevsk
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Seldovia Village
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seldovia Village
      • Seldovia Village lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Homer
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    • Jakolof Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jakolof Bay
      • Jakolof Bay lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Homer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jakolof Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jakolof Bay
    • Anchor Point
    • Happy Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
      • Happy Valley lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the north of Homer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Port Graham
    • Fox River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox River
      • Fox River lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Homer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox River have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox River

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Homer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Homer.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Homer. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Homer.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Homer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Homer.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Homer. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Homer.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Homer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.6465, Longitude: -151.5371    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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