Homer (village), New York
|Homer, New York|
United States Post Office in Homer, New York
|• Total||1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)|
|• Land||1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,125 ft (343 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0953124|
Homer is in the former Central New York Military Tract and was within a Military Tract township which was assigned the name "Homer" by a clerk.
Amos Todd, his sister Rhoda Beebe, and her husband Joseph Beebe founded the community in 1791.
The village was incorporated in 1835.
Homer is located at (42.640829,-76.182006).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²).None of the area is covered with water.
The West Branch of the Tioughnioga River flows southward past the east side of the village.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,368 people, 1,373 households, and 922 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,018.4 people per square mile (778.7/km²). There were 1,453 housing units at an average density of 870.8 per square mile (335.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.95% White, 0.56% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.
There were 1,373 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the village the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $39,310, and the median income for a family was $44,545. Males had a median income of $33,519 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,918. About 7.2% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.