Homer is located close to the center of Illinois. Homer is between the Champaign, Vermilion county. Homer has 0.98 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Homer population is 1,159, which has shrunk 3.42% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 3.62% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Homer median household income is $50,192 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 34.10% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 22.70% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Homer median house value is $89,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 40.50% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 34.33% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Homer is better than the state average in quality. The Homer area code is 217.