Elsmere, KY
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Elsmere is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 8,536 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elsmere is the 49th largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elsmere is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elsmere is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elsmere who work in office and administrative support (18.30%), food service (9.84%), and sales jobs (8.90%).

The percentage of adults in Elsmere with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.81% of adults in Elsmere have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Elsmere in 2010 was $20,536, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,144 for a family of four. However, Elsmere contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elsmere is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elsmere home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elsmere residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elsmere include Irish, English, Scottish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Elsmere is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.