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Elsmere, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Elsmere had a population of 9,560 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.0126 and longitude -84.6047 in Kenton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elsmere 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 Covington Division of Kenton County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elsmere: South Erlanger.

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Elsmere, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,560
Population in Households 9,436
Population in Familes 7,749
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density2 3,645
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $52,177
Average Household Income $62,966
Per Capita Income $22,636


Total Housing Units 3,661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,322 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,072 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $121,329
Average Home Value $126,508


Total Households 3,394
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 2,363
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.18% 0.84%
Households 1.1% 0.73%
Families 0.97% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

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, 2018 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 # 46 92nd
Population Density # 54 90th
Diversity Index # 45 92nd
Median Household Income # 173 68th
Per Capita Income # 285 47th

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