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Overview

Introduction to Elsmere, Delaware

Elsmere, Delaware is 2 miles W of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center) and 27 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is in New Castle county and is part of the Wilmington - Newark metro area.

Elsmere History

Elsmere town was incorporated In the year 1909. It served the purpose of keeping the City of Wilmington from the annexation of the area that joins Wilmington on the southwest of the city. The four men who incorporated the town were Thomas Kane, Joseph A. Ranck, Albert Wild, and Penrose S. Foreman.

Elsmere and nearby Attractions

  • Amstel House
  • Bryan Martin Park
  • Town Hall Park
  • Brandywine River Museum
  • Delaware Art Museum

Things To Do In Elsmere

Tourists can visit museums such as the Brandywine River Museum, Delaware art Museum, and Delaware History Museum. There are also several parks including Fairgrounds Park, Bryan Martin Park, Maple Park, and Town Hall Park. Historically significant places such as the Amstel House, Bellevue State Park, and Dutch House are also worth visiting.

Elsmere Transportation

New Castle County Airport is the closest airport to the town of Elsmere.

Elsmere Higher Education

Higher educational institutions near Elsmere include Wilmington College, University of Delaware, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Delaware County Community College, and Widener University-Main Campus.

People

Total Population 6,154
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 2,867
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 35.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.9%
Median Earnings25+ $33,498
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,659
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,112

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,641
% Above Poverty Level 89.7%
% Below Poverty Level 10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.9%
Median Gross Rent $932
Median House Value $169,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 23.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Elsmere Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County New Castle
Standard Zip Codes 19805
Phone Area Codes 302
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.739
Longitude -75.598

Elsmere Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station WILMINGTON NEW CASTLE AP
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 46 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station NEWARK UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station WEST CHESTER 2 NW
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arden 538 $92,188
Bellefonte 1,318 $93,000
New Castle 5,371 $67,083
Newark 32,740 $90,651
Newport 1,165 $36,346
Wilmington 71,549 $50,737

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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