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Elsmere, Kentucky
City
Location of Elsmere, Kentucky
Location of Elsmere, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Kenton
Incorporated May 11, 1896
Area
 • Total 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Land 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 919 ft (280 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,451
 • Density 3,256.2/sq mi (1,257.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 41018
Area code(s) 859
FIPS code 21-24778
GNIS feature ID 0491746
Website http://www.cityofelsmere.com/

Elsmere is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 8,451 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Elsmere is located at 39°0′5″N 84°36′11″W / 39.00139°N 84.60306°W / 39.00139; -84.60306 (39.001475, -84.603116).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), all land.

History

The community was first settled in 1885 as South Erlanger. Elsmere organized as a city in 1896, renamed after Elsmere Avenue in Norwood, Ohio, the hometown of one of its founders.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 519
1910 900 73.4%
1920 919 2.1%
1930 2,917 217.4%
1940 2,885 −1.1%
1950 3,483 20.7%
1960 4,607 32.3%
1970 5,161 12.0%
1980 7,203 39.6%
1990 6,847 −4.9%
2000 8,139 18.9%
2010 8,451 3.8%
Est. 2015 8,536 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

According to the 2000 U.S. census, there were 7,301 people, 3,132 households, and 1,783 families residing in the city. The racial makeup was 91 percent White, 4 percent Black, and 2 percent Hispanic.

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