Introduction to Erlanger, Kentucky

Erlanger, Kentucky, in Kenton county, is 12 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Erlanger has a population of 16,676.

Erlanger History

The city of Erlanger is located in the Bluegrass region, near the Cincinnati metro area. The community was named after Baron Frederic Emile D'Erlanger, a German born English financier who invested in the railroad and gradually developed the city. The city’s existence goes back to the year 1807 when Bartlett Graves built a log cabin in this area. The small community gradually grew up to be known as Timberlake in honor of a local physician, William Timberlake. In 1882, when a post office was established, both the post office and the depot were named as Erlanger.

Erlanger and nearby Attractions

  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site
  • Harrison State Park
  • Kenton County Golf Course
  • Embshoff Woods and Nature Preserve

Things To Do In Erlanger

Be it the Cincinnati Art Museum or the William Howard Taft National Historic Site, tourists can get to know more about the history of the city from both the places. Tourists can also take a stroll in the Harrison State Park. The rolling green grass of the Kenton County Golf Course is a delight for the golf lovers.

Erlanger Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Erlanger Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by several colleges and universities which include Miami University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, and Xavier University.


Total Population 18,370
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 9,361
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.1%
Median Earnings25+ $36,485
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,090


Median Family Income $62,222
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%


People Living Alone 27%
Median Gross Rent $750
Median House Value $121,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.9%
Irish 18.1%

Erlanger Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Kenton
Standard Zip Codes 41017, 41018
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.027
Longitude -84.6

Erlanger Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.9 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 8.5 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 11.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Erlanger, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Crescent Park (41017)

Dixie (41017)

South Fort Mitchell (41017)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crescent Springs 3,958 $52,461
Crestview Hills 3,310 $103,487
Edgewood 8,665 $103,750
Elsmere 8,451 $46,372
Florence 31,038 $64,812
Lakeside Park 2,745 $85,195
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Erlanger High Schools

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Serves 603 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

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