Elon, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elon, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Elon had a population of 10,273 as of July 1, 2018. Elon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elon is located at latitude 36.1012 and longitude -79.5087 in Alamance County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elon (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Alamance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 705 feet.

The Town of Elon (GNIS ID: 2406445) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Elon is located within Township 3-Boone Station, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alamance County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elon: Elon College.

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Elon, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,273
Population in Households 7,371
Population in Familes 4,852
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,902
Population Density2 2,642
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $53,621
Average Household Income $79,795
Per Capita Income $28,003


Total Housing Units 3,324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,791 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,220 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 313 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $242,781
Average Home Value $287,235


Total Households 3,011
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,616
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.06% 0.68%
Households 0.91% 0.82%
Families 2.14% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Elon, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elon to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 88 88th
Population Density # 13 98th
Diversity Index # 527 29th
Median Household Income # 192 74th
Per Capita Income # 228 69th

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