Homer, Alaska

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Homer
View of the Homer Spit and boat harbor
View of the Homer Spit and boat harbor
Homer is located in Alaska
Homer
Homer
Coordinates: 59°38′35″N 151°31′34″W / 59.64306°N 151.52611°W / 59.64306; -151.52611Coordinates: 59°38′35″N 151°31′34″W / 59.64306°N 151.52611°W / 59.64306; -151.52611
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
BoroughKenai Peninsula
Area
 • Total25.254 sq mi (65.41 km2)
 • Land13.787 sq mi (35.71 km2)
 • Water11.467 sq mi (29.70 km2)
Population
 (2020)[2]
 • Total5,522
Websitecityofhomer-ak.gov

Homer is a city on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. It is known for being "the end of the road." There are signs that Native American people lived in the area as early as 6000 BC.[3] In 2020, 5,522 people lived in Homer.[2] The most notable feature of Homer is the Homer Spit, a 4.5-mile-long (7.2 km) peninsula that sticks out into Kachemak Bay. The town's harbor and many of its fishing and tourism-related businesses are on the Spit.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2021 Gazetteer Places Files - Alaska". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Homer city, Alaska - Census Bureau Profile". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  3. "Facts & Figures | The Official Site of the City of Homer Alaska". cityofhomer-ak.gov. Archived from the original on December 11, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2011.