Elon Alamance County, North Carolina

Elon: Town in North Carolina

About

Elon is a town located in the county of Alamance in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 9,419 and a population density of 923 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 12,186 inhabitants.

Elon Quick Facts

Population : 12,186 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Alamance County
Postal code : 27244
Area : 10.2 km2
Altitude : 719 feet / 219 meters
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 02:49:05 (4th October 2022)
Density : 1,195 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 22.71% (2010-2020)
Elon locator map
Location of Elon on North Carolina map.
NCMap-doton-ElonCollege locator map image
NCMap-doton-ElonCollege
NCMap-doton-ElonCollege locator map image

Geography

Elon is located at 36°6'10"N 79°30'24"W (36.1029100, -79.5066900).

Elon map

Demographics

The population of Elon increased by 22.71% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 9,419 - census
2011 9,480 0.64% estimation process
2012 9,417 -0.67% estimation process
2013 9,525 1.13% estimation process
2014 9,865 3.45% estimation process
2015 9,951 0.86% estimation process
2016 11,587 14.12% estimation process
2017 11,701 0.97% estimation process
2018 12,131 3.54% estimation process
2019 12,232 0.83% estimation process
2020 12,186 -0.38% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 7,007
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 6,960
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 0.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 7,099
April 1, 2010 Population : 6,960
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.8%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 25.9%
People over 65 (%) : 8.8%
Female persons, % : 49.4%
White only, percent : 82.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 3.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.4%
Asians alone % : 2.6%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 4.2%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 45.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 48.2%
2015-2019 Veterans : 205
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 28.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 58.0%

Elon zip code is 27244. County name: Alamance, County fips: 37001

Elon, Elon College

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 58.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $97,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,230
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $525
2015-2019 median gross rent : $784
2015-2019 Households : 2,197
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.85
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 78.4%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 41.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 83.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 79.6%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 71.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 21.1%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 64.9%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 53.9%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 7,473
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 26,180
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 98,360
2012 total retail sales per capita : $13,711
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $45,717
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $19,513
Percentage of people living in poverty : 26.1%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 436
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 155
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 144
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 70
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 339
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 377
2010 population per square mile : 2,382.4
2010 land area in square miles : 2.92

Schools in Elon

College & universities near Elon, NC

Code Name City ZIP
198516 Elon University Elon (NC) 27244-2010

Stations (13)

Amtrak & bus stations near Elon, NC

Code Name Address Type
BNC Burlington 101 North Main Street RAIL
GRO J. Douglas Galyon Depot 236 East Washington Street RAIL
HPT High Point 100 West High St RAIL
DAN Danville 677 Craghead St. RAIL
DNC Durham 400 W. Chapel Hill Street RAIL

Post offices near Elon

Post Office Name City ZIP
Elon Post Office Elon (NC) 27244

Other cities in Alamance County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Alamance County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Burlington 55,599 City in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States
Mebane 16,732 City in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States
Graham 15,766 City in North Carolina
City of Graham 14,153 City in North Carolina
Glen Raven 2,750 Township in Alamance County, North Carolina
Haw River 2,532 City in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States of America
Green Level 2,341 City in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States of America
Saxapahaw 1,648 Township in Alamance County, North Carolina
Swepsonville 1,386 Town of the United States
Pleasant Hill 1,087 Pleasant Hill is a city in Alamance County, North Carolina
Alamance 1,047 City in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States of America
Ossipee 593 Human settlement in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Elon distances to largest North Carolina cities