Elsmere, Kentucky

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Elsmere, Kentucky
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
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyKenton
IncorporatedMay 11, 1896
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorMarty Lenhof
Area
 • Total2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Land2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
919 ft (280 m)
Population
 • Total8,451
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
8,520
 • Density3,256.2/sq mi (1,257.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
41018
Area code(s)859
FIPS code21-24778
GNIS feature ID0491746
Websitehttp://www.cityofelsmere.com/

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.

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).[3]

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.[4][5]

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 the city council. The current mayor is Marty Lenhof.[6]

Economy[edit]

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]

Education[edit]

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

Primary schools[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
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.

References[edit]

  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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