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Homer is a village in Calhoun County, in the Battle Creek metro area.
The community was named after Homer, NY
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Homer. For links to other places called Homer, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Homer is 42.145N. The longitude is -84.808W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 991 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,823.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Homer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Calhoun County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Battle Creek area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49245 ZIP code.
21% of Homer residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Homer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Homer was $16,394, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Homer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Homer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $281. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $750.
Libraries in Homer include Homer Public Library ... View libraries
Calhoun County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Homer political report.
The average commute time for Homer workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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