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Elsmere, Kentucky
Location of Elsmere in Kenton County, Kentucky
Location of Elsmere in Kenton County, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Kenton
Incorporated May 11, 1896
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
Area
 • Total 2.65 sq mi (6.85 km2)
 • Land 2.63 sq mi (6.81 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
919 ft (280 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 9,159
 • Density 3,485.16/sq mi (1,345.83/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
41018
Area code(s) 859
FIPS code 21-24778
GNIS feature ID 0491746

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%
2020 9,159 8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

According to the 2010 U.S. census, there were 8,451 people, 2,992 households, and 2,131 families residing in the city. The racial makeup was 84.3 percent white, 7.1 percent black, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian American, 0.2% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 4.2% some other race, and 3.4% two or more races. 8.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Economy

Regal Beloit (formerly Emerson Power Transmission) and L'Oréal have facilities in an unincorporated pocket of Kenton County surrounded by Elsmere. Portions of Elsmere have a Florence mailing address. Mazak's North American headquarters are in Elsmere.

Education

The cities of Elsmere and adjacent Erlanger share a public school system. The following schools are shared by the two cities:

Primary schools

Secondary schools

  • Lloyd Memorial High School
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