- Homer City, Pennsylvania
name = Borough of Homer City
category = Borough
country = United States
state = Pennsylvania
region = Indiana
region_type = County
area_imperial = 1.5
area_land_imperial = 1.5
area_water_imperial = 0.0
area_water_percentage = auto
area_percentage_round = 2
area_round = 1
lat_d = 40
lat_m = 32
lat_s = 23
lat_NS = N
long_d = 79
long_m = 09
long_s = 33
long_EW = W
elevation_imperial = 1375
elevation_round = 1
population_as_of = 2000
population = 1844
mayor = Michael Gaydosh
timezone = EST
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
postal_code = 15748
postal_code_type = ZIP code
area_code = 724
map_caption = Location of Homer City in Pennsylvania
map_locator = Pennsylvania
map1 = Map of USA PA.svg
map1_caption = Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
website = http://www.homercitycom/
Homer City is a borough in Indiana County,
Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,844 at the 2000 census. The Homer City Generating Stationis located outside of Homer City but it takes its name from the borough. Homer City is located in the Indiana metro area. The community was named for the ancient Greek poet Homer.
The history of Homer City dates back to the mid 1700's, when settlers began to establish homesteads on lands previously owned by six Indian nations. The village of Homer City was laid out in 1854 by William Wilson, who named it after the ancient Greek poet, Homer. Fact|date=November 2007Businesses within the borough that provide goods and services to residents include a pharmacy, a bank, a grocery store, a dollar store, restaurants, a laundromat, a hair salon, physician's offices and other service oriented businesses.
A book called The Roving Red Rangers or Laura Lamar of the Susquehanna by Charles Asbury Robinson, was set in the Homer City area. It was published by the author in 1902.
State Representative Dave Reed was born in Homer City/Indiana and attended
Homer-Center High School. He still resides in the Indiana area. The Homer City Generating Stationhas the tallest chimney in the United States and the third tallest in the world.
The borough's local radio station is 1160 WCCS "The Voice of Indiana County".
*ZIP Code: 15748
*Area Code: 724
*Local Phone Exchanges: 479
The Borough is a part of the
Homer-Center School District, with the schools being located just south of the Borough line.
Steve Demeter(born 1935) - professional baseball player for Detroit Tigersand Cleveland Indiansfrom 1959-1960. [http://www.armchairgm.com/Steve_Demeter]
Ralph McConnaughey(1889-1966) - professional baseball player in 1914. [http://www.armchairgm.com/Ralph_McConnaughey]
Patricia Robertson(1963-2001) - NASA Astronaut class of 1998.
* Dave Reed (born 1978) - Pennsylvania State Representative for the 62nd District.
* Ben McAdoo - Current
Green Bay Packerstight ends coach. [http://www.packers.com/team/coaches/mcadoo_ben/]
Hoodlebug Summer Festival
The Hoodlebug Summer Festivalis a festival held in July, usually on the first Sunday. It hosts a variety of games and activities for local residents. The Hoodlebug Festival gets its name from the train "The HoodleBug" which was formerly operational through Homer City.
Sanso's Festival was a festival held in the summer, and was sponsored by the Italian Restaurant and Deli "Sanso's", located in Homer City.
Homer City is located at coor dms|40|32|23|N|79|9|33|W|city (40.539672, -79.159244)GR|1. Homer City Borough is situated 6 miles from
Indiana, 30 miles from Greensburg, 25 miles from Johnstown, and 50 miles from Pittsburgh.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,844 people, 805 households, and 511 families residing in the borough. The population densitywas 3,298.3 people per square mile (1,271.4/km²). There were 869 housing units at an average density of 1,554.4/sq mi (599.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.40% White, 0.22% African American, 0.05% Asian, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.
There were 869 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the borough the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $30,815, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $31,607 versus $21,250 for females. The
per capita incomefor the borough was $16,293. About 8.4% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.
Major ancestry groups reported by Homer City residents would include: 18% German, 17% Italian, 11% Irish, 9% Polish, 7% Slovak, 7% English, 5% Dutch, 3% Scots-Irish, 3% Scottch, 2% Hungarian, 1% Swedish, 1% Ukrainian, 1% French (except Basque), 1% Pennsylvania German, 1% Croatian, 1% Welsh, 1% Russian, 1% Norwegian, 1% Slovene and 1% Slavic.
Homer City Borough's elected officials consist of a seven member council and a mayor. The council of Homer City meets the first Tuesday of every month for general business.
Mayor: Michael Gaydosh
Borough Council members:
* [http://www.homercity.com/ Homer City official website]
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