Elsmere, Delaware

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Population in 2017: 6,045 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 
Males: 2,856  (47.3%)
Females: 3,189  (52.7%)
Median resident age:

35.7 years
Delaware median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 19804, 19805.

Elsmere Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,113 (it was $39,415 in 2000)
Elsmere:

$50,113
DE:

$62,852

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,922 (it was $18,643 in 2000)

Elsmere town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $170,526 (it was $88,700 in 2000)
Elsmere:

$170,526
DE:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $167,637; detached houses: $181,361; townhouses or other attached units: $146,370

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,012.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elsmere: 100.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.0%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.1% for Black residents, 9.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.2% for American Indian residents, 0.4% for other race residents, 12.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Elsmere, DE (2010)
    • 3,66059.7%White alone
    • 1,45923.8%Hispanic
    • 75312.3%Black alone
    • 1151.9%Two or more races
    • 1051.7%Asian alone
    • 200.3%American Indian alone
    • 190.3%Other race alone

Races in Elsmere detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Elsmere, Delaware as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elsmere is 1,032 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Elsmere by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.5)
1
(17.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(17.2)
2
(34.5)
2
(35.0)
2
(35.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(52.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(48.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(120.4)
10
(172.7)
13
(227.2)
11
(192.9)
10
(176.2)
6
(104.8)
8
(129.2)
17
(272.4)
6
(97.3)
4
(64.8)
3
(48.7)
5
(81.3)
2
(32.8)
6
(99.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
29
(498.9)
12
(207.3)
38
(664.2)
25
(438.5)
24
(422.8)
34
(593.8)
12
(193.7)
47
(753.2)
19
(308.2)
15
(243.0)
11
(178.6)
21
(341.5)
14
(229.4)
17
(281.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
52
(894.5)
54
(932.6)
41
(716.7)
46
(806.9)
40
(704.7)
46
(803.4)
59
(952.5)
40
(641.0)
44
(713.7)
31
(502.2)
22
(357.3)
29
(471.6)
29
(475.3)
32
(530.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
109
(1,875)
130
(2,245)
118
(2,063)
150
(2,631)
104
(1,832)
130
(2,270)
150
(2,422)
117
(1,875)
103
(1,671)
80
(1,296)
74
(1,202)
107
(1,740)
72
(1,180)
48
(795.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(326.9)
37
(639.0)
31
(541.9)
23
(403.4)
20
(352.4)
17
(296.9)
16
(258.3)
12
(192.3)
9
(146.0)
14
(226.8)
10
(162.4)
15
(243.9)
13
(213.0)
15
(248.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)313.4327.1440.0402.7288.2362.9261.7367.6219.3212.1136.4240.9153.2201.6

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Elsmere, DE

Crime rate in Elsmere detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Delaware average:

2.35
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Ancestries: German (11.2%), American (10.5%), Irish (9.9%), Italian (9.8%), English (2.8%), Polish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1909

Elevation: 80 feet

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 6,140 people per square mile   (high).

Elsmere, Delaware map

700 residents are foreign born (9.7% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

This town:

11.2%
Delaware:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,575 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,309 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, DE (2.4 miles , pop. 72,664).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (29.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Lower Christiana, DE (0.8 miles ),
Newport, DE (1.4 miles ),
Wilmington, DE (1.5 miles ),
Greenville, DE (1.6 miles ),
Wilmington Manor, DE (1.9 miles ),
Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood, DE (2.0 miles ),
Piedmont, DE (2.1 miles ),
Edgemoor, DE (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 39.74 N, Longitude: 75.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,614 (-25.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 107 (3.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Distribution of median household income in Elsmere, DE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Elsmere, DE in 2017
Elsmere satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $125,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Elsmere, DE residents
Average permit cost in Elsmere, DE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Delaware:

3.2%
Historical population in Elsmere, DE
Historical housing units in Elsmere, DE
Most common industries in Elsmere, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.9%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (19.0%)
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Elsmere, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)

Average climate in Elsmere, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Elsmere, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 95.2. This is worse than average.

City:

95.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.236. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.69. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.69
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.474. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.474
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.31
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00426. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00426
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Elsmere-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Delaware state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the Elsmere town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 9.3 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elsmere-area historical earthquake activity is near Delaware state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 279.7 miles away from Elsmere center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 298.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from Elsmere center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Castle County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elsmere topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elsmere:

  • WILMINGTON VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 1 miles away; WILMINGTON, DE)
  • GENERATIONS HOME CARE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; WILMINGTON, DE)
  • HILLSIDE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WILMINGTON, DE)
  • PARKVIEW NURSING (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WILMINGTON, DE)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; WILMINGTON, DE)
  • EMILY BISSELL HOSP (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WILMINGTON, DE)
  • REGENCY HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WILMINGTON, DE)

Amtrak stations near Elsmere:

  • 3 miles: WILMINGTON (M. L. KING BLVD, & FRENCH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: NEWARK (429 S. COLLEGE AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: DOWNINGTOWN (VIADUCT AVE.) . Services: public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Elsmere:

  • 14 miles: Salem 2 in Salem, NJ.
  • 14 miles: Hope Creek in Salem, NJ.
  • 14 miles: Salem 1 in Salem, NJ.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elsmere:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 3 miles; Wilmington, DE; Full-time enrollment: 4,972)
  • Wilmington University (about 4 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • University of Delaware (about 10 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 20,078)
  • Neumann University (about 13 miles; Aston, PA; FT enrollment: 2,622)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (about 15 miles; West Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 14,492)
  • Widener University-Main Campus (about 16 miles; Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 19 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,042)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Elsmere: Elsmere Police Department (A), Elsmere Library (B), Elsmere Town Hall (C), Elsmere Fire Company Number 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elsmere include: Sikh Center of Delaware (A), Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church (B), Abundant Life Church (C), Elsmere United Presbyterian Church (D), Gospel Light Tabernacle Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Chestnut Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Bill Hawke - Major League Baseball player.

New Castle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.6%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.9%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
9 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Elsmere (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Elsmere Branch at 1309 Kirkwood Highway, branch established on 1972/10/16. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Elsmere:

Marital status in Elsmere, DE
  • Never married: 42.8%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 18.2%

For population 25 years and over in Elsmere:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Delaware average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Elsmere
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elsmere, DE (based on New Castle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,17233
Mainline Protestant48,124125
Evangelical Protestant32,993169
Other22,67245
Black Protestant7,21236
Orthodox1,1665
None288,140-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
New Castle County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
New Castle County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 71
New Castle County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
New Castle County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
New Castle County:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
New Castle County:

8.0%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
New Castle County:

26.7%
Delaware:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Elsmere:

46.7%
Delaware:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.6%
Delaware:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.0%
Delaware:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.3%
Delaware:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elsmere:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elsmere:

33.1%
Delaware:

34.1%

General health condition:
Elsmere:

52.9%
Delaware:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.4%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elsmere, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 13$65,868$60,8010$0
Other Government Administration 3$13,784$55,1367$300
Financial Administration 3$14,685$58,7400$0
Streets and Highways 3$9,650$38,6000$0
Other and Unallocable 2$6,935$41,6100$0
Police - Other 1$3,959$47,5080$0
Totals for Government 25$114,881$55,1437$300

Elsmere government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $850,000 ($140.61)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,391,000 ($230.11)
    Central Staff Services: $611,000 ($101.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $553,000 ($91.48)
    Regular Highways: $403,000 ($66.67)
    Financial Administration: $257,000 ($42.51)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $195,000 ($32.26)
    General - Other: $134,000 ($22.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000 ($13.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $39,000 ($6.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,423,000 ($235.40)

Elsmere government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $388,000 ($64.19)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $106,000 ($17.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $211,000 ($34.90)
    General Revenue - Other: $142,000 ($23.49)
    Rents: $80,000 ($13.23)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($2.48)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $162,000 ($26.80)
    Highways: $103,000 ($17.04)
  • Tax - Property: $2,505,000 ($414.39)
    Other License: $377,000 ($62.37)

Elsmere government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,000 ($2.15)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,000 ($2.15)

Elsmere government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,008,000 ($166.75)

4.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,695 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,256 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.03%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Delaware County, PA  0.43% ($65,458 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.35% ($59,267)
from Kent County, DE  0.32% ($46,206)


4.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($78,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($990 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, DE  0.39% ($48,838 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.31% ($122,722)
to Delaware County, PA  0.29% ($74,188)

Businesses in Elsmere, DE

  • Dunkin Donuts: 1
  • Wendy's: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Elsmere:

  • WTMC (1380 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: STATE OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF TRAN)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJBR (1290 AM; 3 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WILM (1450 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELAWARE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WDEL (1150 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elsmere:

  • WSTW (93.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMHS (88.1 FM; PIKE CREEK, DE; Owner: RED CLAY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WMPH (91.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: BRANDYWINE SCHOOL DIST, BRD OF EDUC)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W278AK (103.5 FM; VILLAGE GREEN, PA; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPTP (96.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elsmere:

  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
Elsmere fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Elsmere fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 522ft / 159mTotal length
  • $14,382,000Total costs
  • 528,168Total average daily traffic
  • 33,000Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Elsmere, DE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Elsmere, DE

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Elsmere)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PL13XC439, 470 Centerville Road (Lat: 39.732472 Lon: -75.616806), Type: Pole, Structure height: 47.2 m, Overall height: 47.9 m, Call Sign: WQLW624,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/12/2010, Expiration Date: 05/12/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • DE0038, North Park Drive And Belmont Ave (Lat: 39.731944 Lon: -75.595167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46.9 m, Call Sign: WQMM763,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/27/2010, Expiration Date: 09/27/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2012, Certifier: Dan Mieszala, Registrant: Open Range Communications Inc., 6430 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, Phone: (303) 376-2112, Fax: (303) 376-2109, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA3TXC, Grant Date: 12/20/1988, Expiration Date: 12/20/1998, Cancellation Date: 12/21/2000, Registrant: Joseph D Morris, 1219 Maple Ave, Elsmere, DE 19805
  • Call Sign: KB3PMT, Licensee ID: L01307428, Grant Date: 06/07/2017, Expiration Date: 07/23/2027, Certifier: William D Stephey Jr, Registrant: William D Stephey Jr, 8 Tamarack Ave, Elsmere, DE 19805
  • Call Sign: KC3AQM, Licensee ID: L01790476, Grant Date: 05/21/2013, Expiration Date: 05/21/2023, Certifier: Chet Emerle, Registrant: Chet Emerle, 104 Chestnut Ave Apt F2, Elsmere, DE 19805-5437

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: LINETT MICHAEL J RV10 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 408ZW , Serial Number: 41724, Certificate Issue Date: 06/28/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Michael J Linett, 707 Kirkwood Hwy, Elsmere, DE 19805
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-A1B6D (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 52076 , Serial Number: 177RG1163, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 08/24/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Michael J Linett, 707 Kirkwood Hwy, Elsmere, DE 19805

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED44$158,83814$127,10887$147,40912$75,7280$010$110,7670$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$173,4700$013$142,9572$15,5800$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$174,1563$54,86340$141,39613$38,3471$6,051,9205$77,7061$38,950
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$76,7001$4,79021$142,6641$119,8400$03$79,8500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$184,5001$169,0006$177,7301$155,7900$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.00 , 0124.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$189,9433$153,020
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$91,080
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.00 , 0124.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Elsmere, DE
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Elsmere, DE - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elsmere, DE
  • 68.6%Utility gas
  • 17.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.6%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elsmere, DE
  • 52.1%Utility gas
  • 29.6%Electricity
  • 13.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%No fuel used
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Elsmere compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Elsmere on our top lists:

  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Mei-Ling In Johnson (1)
  • Mark Varone (1)
  • Mei-Ling Johnson (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2020.