is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
. As of the 2000
census, the population of the city is 3,946.
Geography\nHomer is located at 59°38'35" North, 151°31'33" West (59.643059, -151.525900)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 58.1 km²
). 27.4 km² (10.6 mi²) of it is land and 30.7 km² (11.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 52.83% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2
, there are 3,946 people, 1,599 households, and 1,008 families residing in the city. The population density
is 144.0/km² (372.9/mi²). There are 1,873 housing units at an average density of 68.4/km² (177.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 90.55% White
, 0.33% Black
or African American
, 4.23% Native American
, 0.91% Asian
, 0.10% Pacific Islander
, 0.73% from other races
, and 3.14% from two or more races. 2.41% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,599 households out of which 34.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% are married couples living together, 10.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% are non-families. 29.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.99.
In the city the population is spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $42,821, and the median income for a family is $53,571. Males have a median income of $38,063 versus $30,494 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,823. 9.3% of the population and 7.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.6% are under the age of 18 and 6.8% are 65 or older.