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Income/capita 23%
Household income 13%
Unemployment 73%
IndexElsmereDelawareNational
Income per capita$23,106$31,118$29,829
Median household income$48,021$61,017$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,758$72,470$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,981$38,152$35,192
Median earnings male$30,084$39,093$36,919
Median earnings female$28,586$30,154$26,250
Unemployment rate8.1%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level14.0%12.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Elsmere is 23% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Elsmere is 13% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Elsmere is 73% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Elsmere is 7% lower than the national average

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      $32,010$48,021$96,042
      City
      $40,673$61,017$122,034
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Elsmere median earnings by income bracket

      Elsmere employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.7%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector5.2%0.9%
      Financial & insurance services3.8%7.1%
      Wholesale & retail services15.0%14.7%
      Public administration5.0%3.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.0%1.9%
      Education, health & social services9.5%32.6%
      Other33.7%30.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rose Valley, PA944$175,625217%
      North Star, DE7,567$140,691154%
      Hockessin, DE13,702$117,346112%
      Pike Creek, DE8,466$109,23997%
      Beckett, NJ4,792$109,11597%
      Elsmere, DE6,137$48,02113%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Taylor, PA6,136$42,76023%
      Kennett Square, PA6,139$65,79519%
      Spring Ridge, MD6,133$95,47673%
      El Granada, CA6,132$125,896128%
      Kasson, MN6,143$68,19923%
      Elsmere, DE6,137$48,02113%
      Source: The Elsmere, DE employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).