Profile for Homer, New York, NY
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Homer is a village in Cortland County, in the Cortland metro area.
The community was named for the ancient poet.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Homer. For links to other places called Homer, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Homer is 42.636N. The longitude is -76.179W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,125 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,333.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Homer demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Francis Bicknell Carpenter, painter
· William Osborn Stoddard, secretary to Abraham Lincoln
· Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragist
Local festivals include:
- Holiday in Homer - July 21, 2007
- Winterfest - Feb. 9-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Homer web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Homeville Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
There is, it must be confessed, the strangest confusion of names in the western counties of this state that ingenuity could well imagine. In one district, you have all the poets from Homer to Pope, nay for aught I know, they come down to Byron; in another, you have a collection of Roman heroes; in a third, all the mighty cities of the world, from the great Assyrian empire downwards...
-- Views of Society and Manners in America, by an Englishwoman
Frances Wright, 1822
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Ancestry & family history
17% of Homer residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $20,918, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Homer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Homer festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Holiday in Homer - J
- Winterfest - F
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Homer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $983.
Libraries in Homer include Phillips Free Library ... View libraries
Cortland 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 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ There is, it must be confessed, the strangest confusion of names in the western counties of this state that ingenuity could well imagine. In one district, you have all the poets from Homer to Pope, nay for aught I know, they come down to Byron; in another, you have a collection of Roman heroes; in a third, all the mighty cities of the world, from the great Assyrian empire downwards... ”
~ Views of Society and Manners in America, by an Englishwoman
Frances Wright, 1822
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