Homer, Nebraska

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Homer, Nebraska
Village
John Street in Homer
John Street in Homer
Motto: "Little But Lively"
Location of Homer, Nebraska
Location of Homer, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°19′15″N 96°29′24″W / 42.32083°N 96.49000°W / 42.32083; -96.49000
HOMER NEBRASKA Latitude and Longitude:

42°19′15″N 96°29′24″W / 42.32083°N 96.49000°W / 42.32083; -96.49000
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Dakota
Area [1]
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,109 ft (338 m)
Population ( 2010) [2]
 • Total 549
 • Estimate (2016) [3] 532
 • Density 1,500/sq mi (570/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) ( UTC-6)
 • Summer ( DST) CDT ( UTC-5)
ZIP code 68030
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-22920 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0830094 [5]

Homer is a village in Dakota County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NE– SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 549 at the 2010 census.

History

Homer was platted in 1874. [6] It was named for the Greek poet Homer. [7]

Geography

Homer is located at 42°19′15″N 96°29′24″W / 42.32083°N 96.49000°W / 42.32083; -96.49000 (42.320915, -96.489960). [8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all of it land. [1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 251
1900 341 35.9%
1910 397 16.4%
1920 491 23.7%
1930 452 −7.9%
1940 477 5.5%
1950 345 −27.7%
1960 370 7.2%
1970 457 23.5%
1980 564 23.4%
1990 553 −2.0%
2000 590 6.7%
2010 549 −6.9%
Est. 2016 532 [3] −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [9]

2010 census

As of the census [2] of 2010, there were 549 people, 213 households, and 154 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,483.8 inhabitants per square mile (572.9/km2). There were 228 housing units at an average density of 616.2 per square mile (237.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.5% White, 5.3% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 213 households of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.7% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the village was 36.8 years. 29% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census [4] of 2000, there were 590 people, 211 households, and 163 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,561.5 people per square mile (599.5/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 587.5 per square mile (225.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.95% White, 2.88% Native American, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 211 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the village, the population was spread out with 33.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $44,500, and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $37,667 versus $22,426 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,361. About 6.2% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

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