Homer, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Homer, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Homer had a population of 3,314 as of July 1, 2017. Homer ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Homer is located at latitude 42.6372 and longitude -76.1854 in Cortland County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Homer (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cortland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,125 feet.

The Village of Homer (GNIS ID: 2390902) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Homer is located within Town of Homer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cortland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Homer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Homer: Te-wis-ta-no-ont-sa-ne-a-ha.

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Homer, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,314
Daytime Population: Workers 1,066
Daytime Population: Residents 1,664
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,730
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 3,263
Population in Familes 2,581
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 1,721
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $52,725
Average Household Income $67,683
Per Capita Income $28,173


Total Housing Units 1,479 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 944 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 436 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $124,142
Average Home Value $160,302


Total Households 1,379
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 882
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.1% -0.16%
Households 0.15% -0.12%
Families 0.08% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

Homer, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Homer to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 464 61st
Population Density # 482 60th
Diversity Index # 933 23rd
Median Household Income # 775 35th
Per Capita Income # 728 39th

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