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Population (year 2000): 6,363. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,340 (-0.4% change)
Males: 3,063 (48.1%), Females: 3,300 (51.9%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 38.1 years
Median household income: $41,321 (year 2000)
Median house value: $81,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Homer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (26.7%), Irish (19.0%), German (18.2%), Italian (9.2%), United States (6.9%), Dutch (6.4%).

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Elevation: 1133 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Homer,

For population 25 years and over in Homer

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Homer town

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

1.8% Foreign born




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY (25.8 miles Union, pop. 56,298).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY Rochester, (104.7 miles pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (196.1 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NY (0.0 miles Homer, NY Cortland, (2.6 miles West, NY (4.1 miles Cortland Corners, NY (4.3 miles Munsons NY (6.9 miles McGraw, NY (7.1 miles Preble, NY (7.5 miles Scott, NY (8.9 miles Virgil,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $139,200

Latitude: 42.64 N, Longitude: 76.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 607

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.8%), Manufacturing (17.9%).

Average climate in Homer, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Homer,

Homer-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1983, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 38.9 miles away from the Homer city center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category 3 tornado 39.4 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused $3 million in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Homer:
  • CORTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; CORTLAND, NY)
  • COMMUNITY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; SYRACUSE, NY)
  • CAYUGA MEDICAL CENTER AT ITHACA (about 26 miles; ITHACA, NY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Homer:
  • ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL (about 22 miles; ITHACA, NY; ID: ITH)
  • SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTL (about 33 miles; SYRACUSE, NY; ID: SYR)
  • GREATER BINGHAMTON/EDWIN A LINK FIELD (about 34 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; ID: BGM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Homer:
  • CORTLAND COUNTY-CHASE FIELD (about 4 miles; CORTLAND, NY; ID: N03)
  • MAUS MARINELAND (about 14 miles; NEW HOPE, NY; ID: NK0)
  • SKANEATELES AERO DROME (about 25 miles; SKANEATELES, NY; ID: 6B9)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Homer:
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT CORTLAND (about 4 miles; CORTLAND, NY; Full-time enrollment: 6,187)
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY-ENDOWED COLLEGES (about 25 miles; ITHACA, NY; FT enrollment: 12,036)
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY-NY STATE STATUTORY COLLEGES (about 25 miles; ITHACA, NY; FT enrollment: 7,413)
  • ONONDAGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; SYRACUSE, NY; FT enrollment: 5,132)
  • ITHACA COLLEGE (about 26 miles; ITHACA, NY; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; SYRACUSE, NY; FT enrollment: 15,859)
  • LE MOYNE COLLEGE (about 29 miles; SYRACUSE, NY; FT enrollment: 2,517)
Public high school in Homer:
  • HOMER SHS (Students: 775; Location: 80 S WEST ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Homer:
  • HOMER IS (Students: 612; Location: 58 CLINTON ST; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • HOMER ES (Students: 441; Location: CENTRAL PARK; Grades: KG - 02)
  • HOMER JHS (Students: 413; Location: 58 CLINTON ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
Library in Homer:
  • PHILLIPS FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $114,922; Location: 37 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 16,420 books; 326 audio materials; 148 video materials; 38 serial subscriptions)

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Factory Brook (A).


Homer compared to New York state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Homer:
  • WKRT (920 AM; 1 kW; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHCU (870 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSS (1260 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTKO (1470 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNBF (1290 AM; 9 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WINR (680 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSIV (1540 AM; 3 kW; E. SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CRAM COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPIE (1160 AM; 5 kW; TRUMANSBURG, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ITHACA LTD. N.A.)
  • WDCW (1390 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WEBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; OWEGO, NY; Owner: TIOGA MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Homer:
  • WXHC (101.5 FM; HOMER, NY; Owner: EVES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIII (99.9 FM; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYXL (97.3 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W251AK (98.1 FM; NEDROW, NY; Owner: PATHWAY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WPHR (106.9 FM; AUBURN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMHR (102.9 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYYY (94.5 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCNY-FM (91.3 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: THE PUB. B/C COUNC. OF CEN. NY, INC.)
  • WNTQ (93.1 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHWK (98.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSUC-FM (90.5 FM; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • W278AH (103.5 FM; SYRACUSE, JAMESVILLE, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE FINGER LAKES, INC.)
  • WWHT (107.9 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAAL (99.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSKG-FM (89.3 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUB.TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WMXW (103.3 FM; VESTAL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWDG (105.1 FM; DERUYTER, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSQX-FM (91.5 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CNCL.)
  • WLTB (101.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, NY; Owner: GM BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Homer:
  • WSYT (Channel 68; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WCNY-TV (Channel 24; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK)
  • WSTM-TV (Channel 3; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSTM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WIXT-TV (Channel 9; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WNYS-TV (Channel 43; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RKM MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTVH (Channel 5; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WTVH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSPX-TV (Channel 56; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PAXSON SYRACUSE LICENSE, INC.)
  • W51BA (Channel 51; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WTVU-LP (Channel 22; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WMBO-LP (Channel 60; SYRACUSE, ETC., NY; Owner: METRO TV, INC.)

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