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Homer, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Homer had a population of 2,979 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Homer is located at latitude 32.7918 and longitude -93.0557 in Claiborne Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Homer 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.


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Homer, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,979 (100%)
Population in Households 2,937 (98.6%)
Population in Families 2,340 (78.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 42 ( 1.4%)
Population Density 640
Diversity Index2 52
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,960
Average Household Income $40,877
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $16,689
Wealth Index5 34
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 598 (38.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 616 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 341 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $59,028
Average Home Value $94,169
Housing Affordability Index3 290
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,214
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 761
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.81% -1.29%
Households -0.7% -1.22%
Families -1.03% -1.38%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.16%

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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, 2020 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 # 162 66th
Population Density # 224 53rd
Median Household Income # 415 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 405 85th
Per Capita Income # 394 17th
Diversity Index # 179 63rd

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