Elsmere, Kentucky Population 2020

8,814
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Elsmere is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 8,814, it is the 46th largest city in Kentucky and the 3356th largest city in the United States. Elsmere is currently growing at a rate of 0.99% annually and its population has increased by 4.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,451 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Elsmere has a population density of 3,354 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elsmere is $67,081 with a poverty rate of 19.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,053 per month, and the median house value is $107,600. The median age in Elsmere is 32.2 years, 29.5 years for males, and 35.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.9 males.

Elsmere Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elsmere was:

  • White: 87.35%
  • Black or African American: 6.91%
  • Other race: 3.07%
  • Two or more races: 2.67%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elsmere, Kentucky is 8,814, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,642.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,451.

Elsmere, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,48687.35%
Black or African American5926.91%
Some Other Race2633.07%
Two or More Races2292.67%
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Elsmere Population Pyramid 2020

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Elsmere Median Age

32.2


Total

29.5


Male

35.4


Female

Elsmere Adults

There are 6,044 adults, (828 of whom are seniors) in Elsmere.

Elsmere Age Dependency

64.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Elsmere Sex Ratio

Female

4,182

48.80%

Male

4,388

51.20%

Elsmere Households and Families

Elsmere Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elsmere Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.6%19.4%
Non Family61.9%38.1%
All61.8%38.2%
Female38.8%61.2%
Male29.1%70.9%

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9092.961.8
Married1,1263.3680.6
Non Family9581.5261.9
Female5883.7738.8
Male2374.1229.1

3.43

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

9.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Elsmere Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2073.76%
9th to 12th Grade61011.08%
High School Graduate1,63629.71%
Some College1,60529.14%
Associates Degree5159.35%
Bachelors Degree65211.84%
Graduate Degree2825.12%
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Elsmere Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,8134,110917
Black460460
Hispanic1988417
Other Race12123
Multiple Races3636

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.05%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,927$35,093$31,652
Less Than High School$24,618$25,182$21,420
High School Grad$35,227$36,616$27,317
Some College$34,181$40,616$31,512
Bachelors Degree$41,467$41,750$40,938
Graduate Degree$41,000$31,838$44,219

$32,927

Average Earnings

$35,093

Average Male

$31,652

Average Female

Elsmere Language

Elsmere Language by Age

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Elsmere Language

95.05% of Elsmere residents speak only English, while 4.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.67% of the population.

Elsmere Poverty

Elsmere Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,0701,23717.50%
Hispanic41817040.67%
Other26317064.64%
Black59213522.80%
Multiple22910445.41%

19.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.85%

Male Poverty Rate

18.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elsmere

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elsmere is Other, with 64.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elsmere is White, with 17.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.33%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.81%
Some College9.08%
High School5.93%
Bachelors or Greater5.23%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.22%
Male Employed9.01%
Female Employed6.72%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Elsmere Income

Elsmere Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,697$67,081
Families$59,337$72,773
Married Families$82,217-
Non Families$39,306$48,171
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Elsmere Marital Status

Elsmere Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Elsmere Married by Age and Sex

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Elsmere Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Elsmere Marital Status by Race

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Elsmere Veterans

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588

Number of Veterans

529

Male Veterans

59

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam219
Second Gulf War118
First Gulf War100
Korea24
World War II21
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54282
55 to 64194
75+69
65 to 7443
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5219.71%
Black6714.32%

Elsmere Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elsmere Employment Status

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69.8%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.82%

Born in Kentucky

97.18%

Native Born

2.82%

Foreign Born

2.31%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.18% of Elsmere residents were born in the United States, with 62.82% having been born in Kentucky. 2.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,814860.99%
20198,728861.00%
20188,64220.02%
20178,640861.01%
20168,554290.34%
20158,525250.29%
20148,500170.20%
20138,483460.55%
20128,437410.49%
20118,39610.01%
20108,3952560.31%
20008,1391,2921.74%
19906,847-356-0.51%
19807,2032,0423.39%
19705,1615541.14%
19604,6071,1242.84%
19503,4835981.90%
19402,885-32-0.11%
19302,9170.00%