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Welcome to Elsmere ...

The town of Elsmere is located in New Castle County<1>.

The location of Elsmere has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elsmere has a population of 5,872 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Elsmere.

Elsmere is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Elsmere lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Elsmere lies within the (302) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elsmere had an population of 5,872 people. This is a decrease of 4.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elsmere had a population of 6,131 people. This makes Elsmere the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Elsmere represents 0.68% of the population of Delaware (which has 897,934 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,131 people, the population of Elsmere increased 5.71% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,800 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elsmere.

Communities Also Named Elsmere ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Elsmere - they are located in Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (3) and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elsmere.

Communities near Elsmere ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elsmere.

  • Chester [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Delaware County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Elsmere
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,000 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<6>
  • Newark [New Castle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [New Castle County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Elsmere
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,515 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newark<6>
  • West Chester [Chester County]
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    • West Chester [Chester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Elsmere
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,029 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Chester<6>
  • Elkton [Cecil County]
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    • Elkton [Cecil County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Elsmere
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brookhaven [Delaware County]
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      • Brookhaven [Delaware County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Elsmere
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<6>
    • Downingtown [Chester County]
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      • Downingtown [Chester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Elsmere
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downingtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downingtown<6>
    • Glenolden [Delaware County]
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      • Glenolden [Delaware County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Elsmere
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenolden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenolden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenolden<6>
    • Ridley Park [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridley Park
      • Ridley Park [Delaware County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Elsmere
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,065 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridley Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridley Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridley Park<6>
    • Folcroft [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folcroft
      • Folcroft [Delaware County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Elsmere
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folcroft have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folcroft
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folcroft<6>
    • Prospect Park [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect Park
      • Prospect Park [Delaware County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Elsmere
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,492 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prospect Park<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elsmere. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elsmere.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elsmere. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Elsmere.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elsmere. See our Newspapers Page for Elsmere.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elsmere ...

Looking for more information about Elsmere? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Elsmere, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Elsmere.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About New Castle County

About Delaware

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elsmere. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for New Castle County: www.co.new-castle.de.us/

The official website for State of Delaware: https://delaware.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Delaware's counties, including New Castle, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elsmere.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elsmere - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elsmere) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elsmere. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elsmere

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elsmere. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7384, Longitude: -75.5945       In this case, the coordinates for Elsmere have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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