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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 2017, Homer has a population of 5,697 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>

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 (which had a count of 3,946 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Homer had an population of 5,697 people. This is an increase of 13.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.37% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Homer ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Homer and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Homer. If available, we provide a satellite 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 ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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.

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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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: 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     [Map].

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