Homer, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Homer, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Homer had a population of 1,619 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 Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Homer is located at latitude 42.1464 and longitude -84.8097 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Homer (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 994 feet.

The Village of Homer (GNIS ID: 2398533) 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 Homer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calhoun 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, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,619
Daytime Population: Workers 865
Daytime Population: Residents 905
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,770
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 1,614
Population in Familes 1,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,160
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $41,432
Average Household Income $56,001
Per Capita Income $20,503


Total Housing Units 722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 399 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $86,492
Average Home Value $137,469


Total Households 592
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 420
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 -0.41% -0.32%
Households -0.52% -0.37%
Families -0.48% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Homer, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Homer to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 343 51st
Population Density # 283 59th
Diversity Index # 568 18th
Median Household Income # 472 32nd
Per Capita Income # 538 22nd

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