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Homer is a village in Dakota County, in the Sioux City metro area.
The community was named for the ancient Greek poet
The latitude of Homer is 42.321N. The longitude is -96.489W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,109 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 603.
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32% of Homer residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $17,361, 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 $365. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $795.
Dakota 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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