Homer is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,645 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Homer is the 396th largest community in Michigan. Homer has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Homer is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.40% of the Homer workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Homer is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Homer who work in office and administrative support (14.61%), maintenance occupations (9.34%), and management occupations (6.50%).
The citizens of Homer are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.67% of adults in Homer have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Homer in 2018 was $20,048, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,192 for a family of four. However, Homer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Homer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Homer residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Homer include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Homer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.