Elsmere, Kentucky

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Elsmere, Kentucky
City
Location of Elsmere, Kentucky
Location of Elsmere, 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
 • Density 3,256.2/sq mi (1,257.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 41018
Area code(s) 859
FIPS code 21-24778
GNIS feature ID 0491746
Website http://www.cityofelsmere.com/

Elsmere is a home rule-class city[1] in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 8,451 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

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).[2]

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

History[edit]

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.[3][4]

Government[edit]

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 City Council. The current mayor of Elsmere is Marty Lenhof.[5]

Economy[edit]

Regal-Beloit (formerly Emerson Power Transmission[6]) and L'Oréal[7] have facilities in an unincorporated pocket of Kenton County surrounded by Elsmere. The area has a Florence mailing address.[8] Mazak's North American headquarters are in Elsmere.[9]

Education[edit]

Both the cities of Elsmere and adjacent Erlanger share a public school system. The following schools are shared by the two cities:[10]

Primary schools[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 519
1910 900 73.4%
1920 919 2.1%
1930 2,917 217.4%
1940 2,885 −1.1%
1950 3,483 20.7%
1960 4,607 32.3%
1970 5,161 12.0%
1980 7,203 39.6%
1990 6,847 −4.9%
2000 8,139 18.9%
2010 8,451 3.8%
Est. 2014 8,507 [11] 0.7%
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.

References[edit]

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

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