Homer, Alaska






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A Taste of Homer, Alaska

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT HOMER?

  1. Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population was 5,364.

  2. One of Homer's nicknames is "the cosmic hamlet by the sea"; another is "the end of the road". A popular local bumper sticker characterizes the town as "Homer - A quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem."

  3. Homer has long been known as the "halibut fishing capital of the world" and halibut and salmon sport fishing, along with other tourism, commercial fishing, and logging are the dominant industries in the Homer area. Homer co-hosted the 2006 Arctic Winter Games. The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve co-host a visitor center with interpretive displays known as the "Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center",[3] and there is a cultural and historical museum called "The Pratt Museum.

  4. The median income for a household in town is $42,821, and the median income for a family is $53,571.

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Demographics of Homer, Alaska

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

88%

2.33%

4.88%

2%

2.41%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Here are some pictures from the first half of our trip to Homer, Alaska.

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