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As of 2010, the total population of Elsmere is 6,131, which is 5.71% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 14.59% and is lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. The Elsmere population density is 6,091.59 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 360.80 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Elsmere is white, which represent 69.65% of the total population. The average Elsmere education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 6,131. #18

Population Growth Since 2000, #44

Elsmere, DE

Population Density, #2

Elsmere, DE
6,091.59 per square mile
360.80 per square mile
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:4,270 (69.65%, #46)
Black:802 (13.08%, #39)
Hispanic:1,459 (23.80%, #4)
Asian:106 (1.73%, #26)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):48 (0.78%, #12)
One Race, Other:670 (10.93%, see rank)
Two or More Races:235 (3.83%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:820 (56.20%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:485 (33.24%, see rank)
Cuban:8 (0.55%, see rank)
Central American:21 (1.44%, see rank)
South American:29 (1.99%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:56 (52.83%, see rank)
Chinese:23 (21.70%, see rank)
Filipino:14 (13.21%, see rank)
Japanese:3 (2.83%, see rank)
Korean:8 (7.55%, see rank)
Vietnamese:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Asian, Other:2 (1.89%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

5,652 (92.19%) out of the total population of 6,131 reported first ancestry.

 Elsmere, DE% of the Total PopulationDelawareU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.28%0.53%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.25%0.50%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.20%0.45%
Dutch711.16%, see rank1.49%1.51%
English4036.57%, see rank11.70%8.53%
French971.58%, see rank2.51%3.54%
German77912.71%, see rank15.87%15.79%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.51%0.42%
Hungarian821.34%, see rank0.50%0.48%
Irish1,47123.99%, see rank18.09%11.36%
Italian74212.10%, see rank9.97%5.66%
Norwegian210.34%, see rank0.44%1.46%
Polish5438.86%, see rank4.84%3.13%
Portuguese70.11%, see rank0.20%0.46%
Russian100.16%, see rank0.91%0.97%
Scotch-Irish590.96%, see rank0.94%1.07%
Scottish801.30%, see rank1.79%1.81%
Subsaharan African80.13%, see rank0.94%0.93%
Swedish200.33%, see rank0.79%1.34%
Swiss00.00%, see rank0.21%0.31%
Ukrainian90.15%, see rank0.57%0.31%
American2213.60%, see rank4.55%6.72%
Welsh250.41%, see rank0.99%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 2,935 (47.87%, see rank)
Females: 3,196 (52.13%, see rank)

Elsmere, DE
Male: 47.87%
Female: 52.13%
Male: 48.44%
Female: 51.56%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Elsmere, DE
34.40 years old
38.80 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Elsmere, DE
33.60 years old
37.40 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Elsmere, DE
35.30 years old
40.10 years old
38.50 years old

 Elsmere, DE% of the Total PopulationDelawareU.S.
Under 5 years4657.58%, see rank6.22%6.54%
5 to 9 years3986.49%, see rank6.29%6.59%
10 to 14 years3876.31%, see rank6.33%6.70%
15 to 19 years4116.70%, see rank7.19%7.14%
20 to 24 years3826.23%, see rank7.00%6.99%
25 to 34 years1,06317.34%, see rank12.41%13.30%
35 to 44 years79112.90%, see rank12.93%13.30%
45 to 54 years90614.78%, see rank14.87%14.58%
55 to 64 years64110.46%, see rank12.35%11.82%
65 to 74 years3716.05%, see rank8.07%7.03%
75 to 84 2263.69%, see rank4.57%4.23%
85 years and over901.47%, see rank1.75%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Elsmere, DEDelawareU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population4,075, 100%603,331204,336,017
Less Than High School999, 24.52%, see rank12.32%14.28%
High School Graduate1,676, 41.13%, see rank31.64%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree923, 22.65%, see rank27.52%28.99%
Bachelor Degree323, 7.93%, see rank17.09%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree154, 3.78%, see rank11.43%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#12.05, see rank13.5413.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Elsmere, DE DelawareU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten21885.78%14.22%62.61%37.39%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)69687.79%, see rank12.21%, see rank83.22%16.78%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)33792.58%, see rank7.42%, see rank85.03%14.97%90.52%9.48%
College17589.14%, see rank10.86%, see rank81.00%19.00%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School4067.50%, see rank32.50%, see rank55.10%44.90%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Elsmere, DEDelawareU.S.
Total Households2,424, 100%342,297116,716,292
Average Household Size2.53, see rank2.552.58
1 Person Households754, 31.11%, see rank25.56%26.74%
2 or More Person Households1,670, 68.89%, see rank74.44%73.26%
Family Households (Families)1,494, 61.63%, see rank67.41%66.43%
Average Family Size3.18, see rank3.063.14
Married-Couple Family875, 36.10%, see rank48.29%48.42%
Nonfamily Households930, 38.37%, see rank32.59%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Elsmere, DE%DelawareU.S.
15 Years and Over Total4,967see rank730,642248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over2,334100%, see rank349,918120,789,875
Never Married1,03244.22%, see rank35.11%35.08%
Married93540.06%, see rank52.42%52.93%
Widowed743.17%, see rank3.08%2.53%
Divorced29312.55%, see rank9.40%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over2,633100%, see rank380,724127,252,362
Never Married91934.90%, see rank30.10%28.74%
Married94936.04%, see rank47.99%49.95%
Widowed27610.48%, see rank9.39%9.34%
Divorced48918.57%, see rank12.52%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Elsmere, DE%DelawareU.S.
Native5,11083.35%, see rank91.68%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence3,54357.79%, see rank45.48%58.71%
Born in Different State1,39322.72%, see rank44.55%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1742.84%, see rank1.64%1.38%
Foreign Born1,02116.65%, see rank8.32%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1422.32%, see rank3.56%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship87914.34%, see rank4.77%7.16%
Born In Europe340.55%, see rank1.14%1.56%
Born In Asia00.00%, see rank2.57%3.67%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.79%0.51%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America98716.10%, see rank3.65%6.79%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.15%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Elsmere, DE%DelawareU.S.
English1,72975.60%, see rank86.33%79.64%
Spanish49221.51%, see rank6.61%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages662.89%, see rank4.08%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages00.00%, see rank2.14%3.24%
Other00.00%, see rank0.85%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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