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Welcome to Homer ...

The town of Homer is located in Claiborne Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Claiborne Parish.

The location of Homer has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Homer refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Homerite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Homer has a population of 2,834 people<4> (see below for details).

Homer is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Homer lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Homer: (318)

The ZIP code for Homer: 71040<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Homer had an population of 2,834 people. This is a decrease of 12.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Homer had a population of 3,237 people (or 18.83% of the total population of Claiborne Parish). This makes Homer the parish's most populous community.

The population of Homer represents 0.07% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 90th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,237 people, the population of Homer decreased 14.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,788 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, Alaska, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, 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.

  • Minden [Webster Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minden
    • Minden [Webster Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Homer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,840 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minden<8>
  • Arcadia [Bienville Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
    • Arcadia [Bienville Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Homer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,700 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arcadia<8>
  • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haynesville
    • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Homer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,019 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haynesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haynesville<8>
  • Gibsland [Bienville Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibsland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibsland
    • Gibsland [Bienville Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Homer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 878 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibsland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibsland<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Athens [Claiborne Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Claiborne Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Homer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<8>
    • Shongaloo [Webster Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shongaloo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shongaloo
      • Shongaloo [Webster Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Homer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shongaloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shongaloo<8>
    • Lisbon [Claiborne Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Claiborne Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Homer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 167 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<8>
    • Mount Lebanon [Bienville Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Lebanon
      • Mount Lebanon [Bienville Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Homer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 70 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Lebanon
    • Blackburn [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackburn
      • Blackburn [Claiborne Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Homer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackburn
    • Dykesville [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dykesville
      • Dykesville [Claiborne Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Homer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dykesville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created 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.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Homer. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Homer.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Homer. Our list includes 6 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Claiborne Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Homer. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Claiborne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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 town'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Homer.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Homer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 town (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).
<7>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 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: 32.7930, Longitude: -93.0582       In this case, the coordinates for Homer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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