Elsmere, Kentucky

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Elsmere, Kentucky

Introduction to Elsmere, Kentucky

Elsmere, Kentucky is 13 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is in Kenton county. The city is part of the Cincinnati metro area. The population of Elsmere is 8,139.

Elsmere History

The city of Elsmere is located in the Bluegrass Region. It is situated in Kenton County, which was established in 1840. The city was named after a street called Elsmere Avenue in Norwood, Ohio. The city in the beginning was sparsely populated and gradually developed with the early settlers, who visited the area in around 1839. In the early 1800s, the city served as a coach stop aside the Montgomery Road. Elsmere was incorporated in 1896. The arrival of Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad and the Cincinnati, Lebanon and Northern Railway helped the city to develop.

Elsmere and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Anthropology
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site
  • Little Miami State Park
  • Miami White Water Forest Park
  • Ceaser Creek State Park

Things To Do In Elsmere

To be a part of the historic city of Elsmere tourists can visit the William Howard Taft National Historic Site. One can also enjoy the green and the wilderness of the Miami White Water Forest Park, which is known for its rich vegetation and campinf facilities. The Lincoln Woods State Park is also worth visiting. The Newport Aquarium is also close to the city.

Elsmere Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Elsmere Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from Miami University, Northern Kentucky University, Campbell County, University of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, and Xavier University.

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High Points

Elsmere strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Elsmere Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Elsmere Low Property Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 10% Elsmere Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Elsmere, Kentucky

Comparing Elsmere to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 5 8
Well-Paid Single Men 3 7
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Age of the Population 2 1
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 10
Portion of People Married 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 8
People Above Poverty 6 8
Median Family Income 5 8
College Educated Adults 2 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Short Commute Times 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 3
Affordability of Rents 5 2
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 8
Low Property Crime 10 8

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Elsmere Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 13 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Kenton
Standard Zip Codes 41018
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.012
Longitude -84.604

Elsmere Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
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Elsmere Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,139 100%
Male 4,025 49.5%
Female 4,114 50.5%
Under 18 2,321 28.5%
18+ 5,818 71.5%
65+ 659 8.1%
Median Age 31.3
Average Family Size 3.12
White 7,497 92.1%
African-American 445 5.5%
Asian 27 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.2%
Other 46 0.6%
Mixed Race 107 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 124 1.5%

Estimated Elsmere Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,948
Growth -191
Growth % -2.3%

Elsmere Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30%
US/American 19.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.2%
Irish 12.2%
English 9.8%
Italian 4.9%
Scottish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
European 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Yugoslavian 0.5%
African 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Australian 0.4%
Polish 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elsmere 8,139 $46,280
Crescent Springs 3,931 $50,573
Crestview Hills 2,889 $77,898
Edgewood 9,400 $80,578
Erlanger 16,676 $51,442
Florence 23,551 $52,160
Lakeside Park 2,869 $70,000
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