Elsmere is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 8,451 at the 2010 census. The city was named after Elsmere Avenue in Norwood, Ohio.
The mayor is Billy Bradford, the first African-American mayor elected in Northern Kentucky. He was first elected in 1998.
Elsmere is located at 39°0′5″N 84°36′11″W / 39.00139°N 84.60306°W / 39.00139; -84.60306 (39.001475, -84.603116).