Elsmere, DE

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Living in Elsmere

Elsmere is a somewhat small town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 5,872 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elsmere is the 12th largest community in Delaware.

Elsmere is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elsmere is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elsmere who work in office and administrative support (15.51%), sales jobs (9.99%), and maintenance occupations (9.25%).

Also of interest is that Elsmere has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Elsmere citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.77% of adults in Elsmere have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elsmere in 2018 was $32,949, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,796 for a family of four. However, Elsmere contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elsmere is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Elsmere home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elsmere residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Elsmere also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.38% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elsmere include Irish, German, Italian, English, and French.

The most common language spoken in Elsmere is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.