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Elsmere, Delaware

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Welcome to Elsmere ...

The town of Elsmere is located in New Castle County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Elsmere has a population of 6,106 people<1> (see below for details).

Elsmere is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Elsmere: (302)

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 5,800 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Elsmere had an population of 6,106 people. This is a decrease of 0.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.28% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Elsmere ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Elsmere and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2016
Newark   [Map]   33,398   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Elkton (MD)   [Map]   15,744   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brookhaven (PA)   [Map]   8,066   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Chester (PA)   [Map]   33,988   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Downingtown (PA)   [Map]   7,905   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Folcroft (PA)   [Map]   6,621   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elsmere. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elsmere.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Elsmere? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to 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 Tourism Map for Elsmere.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Elsmere. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Delaware

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:

The official website for State of Delaware:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elsmere.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elsmere - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Elsmere. 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 (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elsmere

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elsmere. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7384, Longitude: -75.5945     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elsmere have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Elsmere.


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