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Homer, Louisiana

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Welcome to Homer ...

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

When the people of Homer refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Homerite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Homer has a population of 2,874 people<2> (see below for details).

Homer is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Homer is located in the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Homer: 71040<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Homer had a population of 3,237 people (which is 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 (that had a count of 3,788 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Homer had an population of 2,874 people. This is a decrease of 11.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 24.13% 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 you drove it.<5>.

Community   2017
Arcadia   [Map]   2,795   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Athens   [Map]   228   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dykesville   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gibsland   [Map]   921   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Haynesville   [Map]   2,091   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lisbon   [Map]   165   E   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, 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, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Homer. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Homer. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Homer.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Claiborne Parish

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Homer. 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 (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: 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: 32.7930, Longitude: -93.0582     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Homer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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