Homer is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,630 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Homer is the 396th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Homer was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
When you are in Homer, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.22% of Homer’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Homer is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Homer who work in office and administrative support (14.65%), management occupations (8.22%), and food service (7.92%).
As is often the case in a small village, Homer doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Homer is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.67% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Homer in 2010 was $17,624, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,496 for a family of four. However, Homer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Homer include English, Irish, Scottish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Homer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.