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Welcome to Elsmere ...
The town of Elsmere is located in New Castle County<1>.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Elsmere has a population of 5,792 people<2> (see below for details).
Elsmere is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Elsmere lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Elsmere: (302)
The ZIP code for Elsmere: 19805<4>
We don't have a date for the establishment of Elsmere.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elsmere had an population of 5,792 people. This is a decrease of 5.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.14% 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 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.
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.
Adding Elsmere to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Elsmere in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Elsmere was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Elsmere on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Delaware (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Elsmere.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for New Castle County: www.co.new-castle.de.us/
The official website for State of Delaware: https://delaware.gov/
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