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Overview

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.

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 camping 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.

People

Total Population 8,489
Male Share of the Population 53.5%
Female Share of the Population 46.5%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,080
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.5%
Median Earnings25+ $31,497
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,908

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,685
% Above Poverty Level 77.7%
% Below Poverty Level 22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.4%
Median Gross Rent $976
Median House Value $106,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 18.4%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station CINCINNATI COVINGTON AP
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
Station CHEVIOT
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
Station CINCINNATI LUNKEN AP
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crescent Springs 3,976 $51,320
Crestview Hills 3,320 $104,539
Edgewood 8,699 $105,816
Erlanger 18,510 $61,676
Florence 31,428 $64,171
Lakeside Park 2,757 $100,156

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

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