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Homer (T)

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Homer is a town in Cortland county, New York in United States. It also contains a village called Homer. The town is on the west border of the county, immediately to the north of the city of Cortland. The region was part of the central New York military tract which used to pay soldiers of the American revolution. Homer was the name of one of the townships in the military tract, the name being assigned by a clerk interested in the Classics. This region was settled in 1791 by the Beebe family and the town was established when Onondaga county was formed in 1794. Cortland was reduced by the formation of new towns named Solon, Virgil and Cortlandville.
According to the United States census bureau, the town has a total area of 131.2 square kilometers of which 130.4 square kilometers is land and 0.8 square kilometers is water. The population was 6,363 according to the 2000 census and was 6,340 according to the 2005 census estimate. In the town the population was spread out with 26.6 percent under the age of 18, 6.8 percent from 18 to 24, 28.0 percent from 25 to 44, 25.1 percent from 45 to 64 and 13.5 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The town is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of New York, it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. The town has undergone some improvement in various fields and enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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