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Homer City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Homer City had a population of 1,607 as of July 1, 2017. Homer City ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Homer City is located at latitude 40.5407 and longitude -79.16 in Indiana County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Homer City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Indiana County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The Borough of Homer City (GNIS ID: 1215289) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Homer City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Homer City: Homer, Philips Mills.

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Homer City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,607
Daytime Population: Workers 352
Daytime Population: Residents 880
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,232
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 1,604
Population in Familes 1,227
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 2,910
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $43,575
Average Household Income $54,111
Per Capita Income $25,208


Total Housing Units 843 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 482 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 266 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $95,205
Average Home Value $109,699


Total Households 748
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 448
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.83% -0.76%
Households -0.68% -0.68%
Families -0.78% -0.72%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Homer City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Homer City to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 737 58th
Population Density # 453 74th
Diversity Index # 1492 16th
Median Household Income # 1277 28th
Per Capita Income # 1003 43rd

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