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Elsmere, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Elsmere had a population of 8,867 as of July 1, 2017. Elsmere ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elsmere is located at latitude 38.9936 and longitude -84.6017 in Kenton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elsmere (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Kenton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 919 feet.

The City of Elsmere (GNIS ID: 2403562) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Elsmere is located within Independence Division of Kenton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elsmere population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elsmere: South Erlanger.

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Elsmere, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,867
Daytime Population: Workers 1,408
Daytime Population: Residents 4,369
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,777
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 8,743
Population in Familes 7,134
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density2 3,381
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $49,473
Average Household Income $59,361
Per Capita Income $21,381


Total Housing Units 3,408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,268 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 879 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 261 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $115,324
Average Home Value $117,901


Total Households 3,147
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 2,187
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% 0.31%
Households 0.21% 0.25%
Families 0.03% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Elsmere, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elsmere to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 52 91st
Population Density # 62 89th
Diversity Index # 41 93rd
Median Household Income # 183 66th
Per Capita Income # 297 45th

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