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Welcome to Homer ...

The Town of Homer is located in Cortland County<1>.

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, the Town of Homer has a population of 6,168 people<4> (see below for details).

Homer is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Homer lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Homer lies within the (607) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Homer had an population of 6,168 people. This is a decrease of 3.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Homer had a population of 6,405 people (or 12.98% of the total population of Cortland County). This makes Homer the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Homer represents 0.03% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 388th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,405 people, the population of Homer has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,363 people).

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

Communities near Homer ...

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

  • Dryden [Tompkins County]
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    • Dryden [Tompkins County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Homer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,904 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dryden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lansing [Tompkins County]
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    • Lansing [Tompkins County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Homer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,767 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pompey [Onondaga County]
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    • Pompey [Onondaga County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Homer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,285 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pompey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Groton [Tompkins County]
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    • Groton [Tompkins County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Homer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,612 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • LaFayette [Onondaga County]
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      • LaFayette [Onondaga County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Homer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for LaFayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moravia [Cayuga County]
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      • Moravia [Cayuga County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Homer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moravia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tully [Onondaga County]
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      • Tully [Onondaga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Homer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tully have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Otisco [Onondaga County]
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      • Otisco [Onondaga County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Homer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otisco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Virgil [Cortland County]
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      • Virgil [Cortland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Homer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,363 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virgil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Groton [Tompkins County]
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      • Groton [Tompkins County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Homer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Groton<7>

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Homer, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Homer.

Mentions & References for Homer

Communities in New York

About Cortland County

About New York

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 Cortland County: www.cortland-co.org/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Cortland, 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 community'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>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, 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 HomerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Homer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6659, Longitude: -76.1685       In this case, the coordinates for Homer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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