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Homer, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Homer had a population of 1,234 as of July 1, 2017. Homer ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Homer is located at latitude 40.033 and longitude -87.9578 in Champaign County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Homer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Champaign County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 676 feet.

The Village of Homer (GNIS ID: 2398532) 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 Village of Homer is located within Township of South Homer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Champaign 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, 2017.

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Homer, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,234
Daytime Population: Workers 295
Daytime Population: Residents 658
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 953
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 1,234
Population in Familes 1,028
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,257
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $56,282
Average Household Income $77,492
Per Capita Income $30,031


Total Housing Units 526 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 403 (76.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $93,947
Average Home Value $129,517


Total Households 474
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 330
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.58%
Households 0.38% 0.58%
Families 0.64% 0.54%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Homer, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Homer to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 649 53rd
Population Density # 601 56th
Diversity Index # 1122 18th
Median Household Income # 562 59th
Per Capita Income # 435 68th

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