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Homer Homer is a first class city located on the north shore of Kachemak Bay on the southwestern edge of the Kenai Peninsula Homer is part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough ♦

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Homer Homer is a first class city located on the north shore of Kachemak Bay on the southwestern edge of the Kenai Peninsula Homer is part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough ♦ Powered By Docstoc
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Homer is a first class city located on the north shore of Kachemak Bay on the southwestern edge of the Kenai
Peninsula. Homer is part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

                      ♦   The estimated population for 2009 was 5,551, a gain of about 1,605 since the 2000 Census.
                      ♦   About 51 percent of the resident population 16+ years old worked in 2009.
                      ♦   Trade, Transportation and Utilities was the main industry in 2009, employing 24 percent of the area's workers.
                      ♦   More workers were employed as Teachers and Instructors, All Other than any other occupation.


Please note: There is an important distinction between the local/regional employment data and our “standard” employment series. Most of these
data reflect totals for area residents only. Total worker counts may be lower than expected in areas with a large number of nonresident workers.
The Alaska Permanent Fund dividend file is used to determine the worker’s geographic residence. Only Alaska residents (as defined by PFD
application) are included in these totals. Also note that federal employees, the military, and the self-employed are not included in these data.


                                                 Homer Resident Snapshot (2009)
                       Working Age Residents                                                               Wages
 Residents age 16+                                                 4,326 Total wages                                                 $70,221,604
               Resident Worker Characteristics                                              Resident Workers by Sector
 Total                                                             2,220 Private                                              1,703
 Male                                                              1,057 State government                                       110
 Female                                                            1,162 Local government                                       407
 Age 45+                                                           1,048              Quarterly Number of Resident Workers
 Age 50+                                                             813 Peak (2nd) quarter workers                           1,975
                                                                         Percent working all 4 quarters                      64.8%
                            Unemployment                                     Construction/AGIA Occupation Experience (2005-2009)
 UI Claimants                                                        386 Some construction                                      412
                                                                         At least 1 year construction                           236
                               New Hires                                 At least 2 years construction                          147
 New hires                                                           730 Worked in an AGIA occupation                         1,615
The number of residents age 16+ is derived directly from PFD applicant information. Population estimates are calculated using a model that relies on
PFD information as one input, but also the relationship between the PFD applicants at the time of the US census with the census count and other
variables. For some places, the number of PFD applicants may exceed the estimated number of residents. An asterisk (*) means data are
suppressed. Numbers may not sum due to rounding. AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act) means the occupation has been identified as a core
occupation involved in the gasline project.




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                    2009 Residents




Percent of Resident Workers by Annual Wage Range, 2009




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Top Occupations
                                                                           Number
                                                                          employed Percent female                  Age 45+              Age 50+
 Teachers and Instructors, All Other                                               84             66.7%                   54                   46
 Cashiers                                                                          68             57.4%                   20                   16
 Retail Salespersons                                                               65             70.8%                   27                   23
 Recreational Therapists                                                           56             66.1%                   31                   20
 Registered Nurses TOP JOB                                                         47             85.1%                   34                   25
 Office Clerks, General AGIA                                                       43             79.1%                   19                   17
 Food Preparation Workers AGIA                                                     43             65.1%                    5                    4
 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners AGIA                                              43             83.7%                   17                    7
 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other AGIA                         42             85.7%                   18                   15
 Receptionists and Information Clerks AGIA                                         39             97.4%                   17                   12
 Construction Laborers AGIA TOP JOB                                                36             13.9%                    6                    5
 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels TOP JOB                              35              5.9%                   20                   16
 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other                           31             51.6%                    6                    4
 Home Health Aides                                                                 31             93.5%                   18                   16
 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks AGIA                                 30             90.0%                   17                   13
 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants                                          29             96.6%                   12                   10
 Carpenters AGIA TOP JOB                                                           28              0.0%                   11                    7
 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers                                      27             29.6%                    8                    7
 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive                                 27             92.6%                   17                   16
 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment                              27              0.0%                   15                   11
 Operators AGIA TOP JOB
AGIA(Alaska Gasline Inducement Act) means the occupation has been identified as a core occupation involved in the gasline project.   TOP JOB
means the occupation is projected to have a high growth rate and numerous openings, and has an above average wage.




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                                                   Resident Workers by Industry




Workers by Industry
                                                                                Number
                                                                               employed Percent female        Age 45+          Age 50+
 Natural Resources and Mining                                                         97              9.3%         49               37
 Construction                                                                        151             13.9%         59               47
 Manufacturing                                                                        74             45.9%         21               14
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities                                                 524             40.3%        232              177
 Information                                                                          33             39.4%         15               12
 Financial Activities                                                                 55             83.6%         24               13
 Professional and Business Services                                                   99             39.4%         38               32
 Educational and Health Services                                                     276             80.1%        155              119
 Leisure and Hospitality                                                             312             62.8%         94               67
 State Government                                                                    110             50.9%         63               45
 Local Government                                                                    407             67.1%        261              218
 Other                                                                                78             51.3%         36               31
 Unknown                                                                               *                  *         *                *
An asterisk (*) means data are suppressed.

                                                   Recent Unemployment Statistics
                                         06/2010                       07/2010                      08/2010             09/2010
 UI Claimants**                            141                           135                         115                 121
**UI claimants are individuals in this area who had an active claim at any time during the month.




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Top Employers (ranked by number of workers)
Kenai Peninsula Borough School
South Peninsula Hospital Inc
SPBHS Inc
                                                                                              2000 Census
Safeway Inc                                                              Median Age                                            38.8
Homer City of                                                            Average Family Size                                    3.0
State of AK (excludes U of A)                                            Average Household Size                                 2.4
Lands End Resort
University of AK                                                         Per Capita Income                                 $21,823
Homer Electric Assn Inc                                                  Median Family Income                              $53,571
Homer Senior Citizens Inc                                                Median Household Income                           $42,821




                                                                        (Note: Racial classification is based on self identification.
                                                                        The “Multi” category consists of those who claim to be
                                                                        members of more than one race. The “Native” category
                                                                        includes Alaska Natives and American Indians.)


                                                            2009 Taxes

  Tax Type                       Revenue       Tax Type                       Revenue         Tax Type                      Revenue
  Sales Tax                     $7,600,739     Total Property Tax            $2,980,980


                                        2009 Property Values – Mill Rate: 11.3
                                                             Real                         Personal          Total Real and Personal
  Total Value                                       $720,155,700                      $129,912,900                      $850,068,600
  Taxable Value                                     $631,527,262                       $31,030,146                      $662,557,408

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Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section
Last updated: 01-Nov-10




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