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Homer is a village in Champaign County, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Homer. For links to other places called Homer, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Homer is 40.034N. The longitude is -87.958W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 676 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,200.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Homer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Champaign County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61849 ZIP code.
25% of Homer residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $18,788, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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 $328. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $666.
Champaign County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Homer political report.
The average commute time for Homer workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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