Elon, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elon, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Elon had a population of 10,143 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elon: Elon College.

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Elon, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,143
Daytime Population: Workers 3,606
Daytime Population: Residents 7,089
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,695
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 7,251
Population in Familes 4,714
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,892
Population Density2 2,609
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $51,690
Average Household Income $78,335
Per Capita Income $27,495


Total Housing Units 3,286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,658 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,318 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 310 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $241,117
Average Home Value $285,012


Total Households 2,976
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,594
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 1.03% 0.6%
Households 0.87% 0.72%
Families 2.25% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

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, 2017 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 # 11 99th
Diversity Index # 527 29th
Median Household Income # 191 74th
Per Capita Income # 205 72nd

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