That number does seem a little high since your homepage is relatively simple.
Requests refer to not only the HTML page, but each individual graphic or other file.
I can't remember if it's in the 'default' stats page or if you have to configure it, but you see what the breakdown percentage of requested files is. There should also be a listing of the most requested individuals files.
It's been a little while since I've logged into my stats, so I can't remember exactly how it's set up (I just tried to login, but I've misplaced my password, so I have to wait for a new one to kick in .