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Homer, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Homer had a population of 3,144 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Homer is located at latitude 32.7938 and longitude -93.0591 in Claiborne Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Homer (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Claiborne Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 289 feet.

The Town of Homer (GNIS ID: 2405858) 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 Town of Homer is located within Parish Governing Authority District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Claiborne Parish.

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, 2016.

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Homer, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,144
Population in Households 3,103
Population in Familes 2,485
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 676
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 1,275
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 807
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 655 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 620 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 332 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $70,876
Average Home Value $90,168


Median Household Income $29,058
Average Household Income $40,924
Per Capita Income $16,660
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.67%
Households -0.37% -0.64%
Families -0.75% -0.81%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Homer, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Homer to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 158 67th
Population Density1 # 212 55th
Diversity Index2 # 175 63rd
Median Household Income # 402 15th
Per Capita Income # 411 14th

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