Homer, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Homer, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Homer had a population of 3,277 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 3,277
Population in Households 3,226
Population in Familes 2,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 1,702
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $54,281
Average Household Income $73,338
Per Capita Income $30,488


Total Housing Units 1,466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 933 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 431 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $127,126
Average Home Value $164,802


Total Households 1,364
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 868
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.05% -0.31%
Households 0.0% -0.27%
Families -0.12% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

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, 2018 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 # 466 61st
Population Density # 489 59th
Diversity Index # 958 20th
Median Household Income # 771 36th
Per Capita Income # 677 43rd

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