Elsmere is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 9,301, it is the 49th largest city in Kentucky and the 4350th largest city in the United States. Elsmere is currently growing at a rate of 0.77% annually and its population has increased by 1.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,159 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Elsmere has a population density of 3,539 people per square mile.
The average household income in Elsmere is $67,568 with a poverty rate of 16.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,138 per month, and the median house value is $117,500. The median age in Elsmere is 32.2 years, 29.2 years for males, and 34.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elsmerewas:
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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 20.10%.
90.08% of Elsmere residents speak only English, while 9.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.59% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Elsmere is Hispanic, with 39.96% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Elsmere is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.75%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Elsmere
93.39% of Elsmere residents were born in the United States, with 57.72% having been born in Kentucky. 6.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.