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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 Population6,154
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+2,867
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married35.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.9%
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 Level89.7%
% Below Poverty Level10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30.9%
Median Gross Rent$932
Median House Value$169,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.9%
US/American0%
English7.6%
Irish23.6%

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

Elsmere Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center)
Nearest Large City27 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CountyNew Castle
Standard Zip Codes19805
Phone Area Codes302
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude39.739
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)

StationWILMINGTON NEW CASTLE AP
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp46 to 66 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationNEWARK UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationWEST CHESTER 2 NW
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arden538$92,188
Bellefonte1,318$93,000
New Castle5,371$67,083
Newark32,740$90,651
Newport1,165$36,346
Wilmington71,549$50,737

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

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