Homer is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 5,719 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Homer is the 13th largest community in Alaska.
Homer real estate is some of the most expensive in Alaska, although Homer house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.13% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One of the nice things about Homer is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Homer is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.92 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The population of Homer is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.78% of adults in Homer have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Homer in 2018 was $37,499, which is upper middle income relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,996 for a family of four. However, Homer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Homer is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Homer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Homer residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Homer include German, English, Irish, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Homer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.