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Elsmere is a home rule-class city[2] in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 8,451 at the 2010 census.

Elsmere, Kentucky
City
Location of Elsmere in Kenton County, Kentucky.
Location of Elsmere in Kenton County, Kentucky.
Coordinates: 39°0′5″N 84°36′11″W / 39.00139°N 84.60306°W / 39.00139; -84.60306Coordinates: 39°0′5″N 84°36′11″W / 39.00139°N 84.60306°W / 39.00139; -84.60306
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Kenton
Incorporated May 11, 1896
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Marty Lenhof
Area
 • Total 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Land 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 919 ft (280 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,451
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 8,520
 • Density 3,256.2/sq mi (1,257.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 41018
Area code(s) 859
FIPS code 21-24778
GNIS feature ID 0491746
Website http://www.cityofelsmere.com/

Contents

GeographyEdit

Elsmere is located at 39°0′5″N 84°36′11″W / 39.00139°N 84.60306°W / 39.00139; -84.60306 (39.001475, -84.603116).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), all land.

HistoryEdit

The community was first settled in 1885 as South Erlanger. Elsmere organized as a city in 1896, renamed after Elsmere Avenue in Norwood, Ohio, the hometown of one of its founders.[4][5]

GovernmentEdit

In 1998, Billy Bradford was elected mayor of Elsmere, the first African-American mayor elected in Northern Kentucky. He served 12 years (three terms), and now serves as a member of the city council. The current mayor is Marty Lenhof.[6]

EconomyEdit

Regal-Beloit (formerly Emerson Power Transmission[7]) and L'Oréal[8] have facilities in an unincorporated pocket of Kenton County surrounded by Elsmere. Portions of Elsmere have a Florence mailing address.[9] Mazak's North American headquarters are in Elsmere.[10]

EducationEdit

Both the cities of Elsmere and adjacent Erlanger share a public school system. The following schools are shared by the two cities:[11]

Primary schoolsEdit

Secondary schoolsEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1900519
191090073.4%
19209192.1%
19302,917217.4%
19402,885−1.1%
19503,48320.7%
19604,60732.3%
19705,16112.0%
19807,20339.6%
19906,847−4.9%
20008,13918.9%
20108,4513.8%
Est. 20168,520[1]0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

According to the 2000 U.S. census, there were 7,301 people, 3,132 households, and 1,783 families residing in the city. The racial makeup was 91 percent White, 4 percent Black, and 2 percent Hispanic.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Summary and Reference Guide to House Bill 331 City Classification Reform" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Elsmere and Erlanger Historical Societies (January 20, 2010). Elsmere and Erlanger. Arcadia Publishing. p. 6. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  5. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 93. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  6. ^ http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/NKAA/subject.php?sub_id=119
  7. ^ Regal Beloit closes on purchase of Emerson's power transmission unit
  8. ^ L'Oréal USA's Florence Manufacturing Facility Honored with Governor's Safety and Health Award
  9. ^ 2015 NKY 200
  10. ^ Mazak expands, renovates in Elsmere
  11. ^ Erlanger-Elsmere Public Schools Retrieved on 2010-05-05
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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