Homer, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Homer, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Town of Homer had a population of 1,172 as of July 1, 2016. Homer ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Homer is located at latitude 34.338 and longitude -83.4948 in Banks County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Homer (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Banks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 814 feet.

The Town of Homer (GNIS ID: 2405857) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Homer is located within Homer Division of Banks County.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Homer: Allentown, New Lebanon.

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


Total Population 1,172
Population in Households 1,172
Population in Familes 1,020
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 122
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 447
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 335
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $132,500
Average Home Value $175,080


Median Household Income $39,524
Average Household Income $52,219
Per Capita Income $19,201
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.17%
Households 0.44% 0.22%
Families 0.89% 0.12%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Homer to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia 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 # 345 45th
Population Density1 # 579 8th
Diversity Index2 # 574 9th
Median Household Income # 273 57th
Per Capita Income # 329 48th

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