Elon, North Carolina Population 2020

12,105

Elon is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 12,105, it is the 77th largest city in North Carolina and the 2706th largest city in the United States. Elon is currently growing at a rate of 1.06% annually and its population has increased by 28.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,419 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Elon has a population density of 3,046 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elon is $74,644 with a poverty rate of 20.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,234 per month, and the median house value is $246,900. The median age in Elon is 21.9 years, 23.1 years for males, and 21.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 71.9 males.

Elon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elon was:

  • White: 86.26%
  • Black or African American: 7.69%
  • Asian: 2.94%
  • Two or more races: 1.54%
  • Other race: 1.13%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elon, North Carolina is 12,105, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,851.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,419.

Elon, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,49586.26%
Black or African American8467.69%
Asian3242.94%
Two or More Races1701.54%
Some Other Race1241.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native490.45%

Elon Population Pyramid 2020

Elon Median Age

21.9


Total

23.1


Male

21.7


Female

Elon Adults

There are 9,805 adults, (1,973 of whom are seniors) in Elon.

Elon Age Dependency

40.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Elon Sex Ratio

Female

6,405

58.18%

Male

4,603

41.82%

Elon Households and Families

Elon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female86.3%13.7%
Married76.1%23.9%
All51.7%48.3%
Male36.5%63.5%
Non Family25.8%74.2%

51.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3222.3751.7
Married1,5742.9176.1
Non Family1,5681.7825.8
Female952.7486.3
Male852.9436.5

2.89

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elon Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade781.62%
9th to 12th Grade982.03%
High School Graduate81216.86%
Some College90318.75%
Associates Degree4188.68%
Bachelors Degree1,32927.60%
Graduate Degree1,17824.46%

Elon Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,9993,9152,266
Black466439170
Hispanic17915325
Asian1117226
Other Race6767
Native American454520
Multiple Races1616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 56.66%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,279$62,022$31,213
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$21,107$19,485$32,083
Some College$35,459$42,344$30,446
Bachelors Degree$43,750$64,918$30,729
Graduate Degree$65,250$66,972$38,421

$41,279

Average Earnings

$62,022

Average Male

$31,213

Average Female

Elon Language

Elon Language by Age

Elon Language

92.14% of Elon residents speak only English, while 7.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.44% of the population.

Elon Poverty

Elon Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,6561,37120.60%
Hispanic34716948.70%
Other9191100.00%
Asian1403927.86%
Black687111.60%

20.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.61%

Male Poverty Rate

19.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elon is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elon is Black, with 1.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.75%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.92%
High School16.47%
Some College6.48%
Bachelors or Greater1.08%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.15%
Female Employed20.75%
Male Employed17.36%
Male Unemployed11.36%

Elon Income

Elon Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,962$74,644
Families$82,600$105,775
Married Families$89,389-
Non Families$31,768$39,441

Elon Marital Status

Elon Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.6%

Male Marriage Rate

27.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Elon Married by Age and Sex

Elon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Elon Marital Status by Race

Elon Veterans

521

Number of Veterans

486

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam174
World War II92
Korea75
Second Gulf War55
First Gulf War35
Age Group Veterans
75+298
65 to 74116
55 to 6476
35 to 5420
18 to 3411
Name Veterans % of Total
White4245.01%
Black9713.64%
Hispanic203.58%

$Elon Veterans by Education

3.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elon Employment Status

40.9%

Labor Force Participation

39.3%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Elon Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

40.41%

Born in North Carolina

93.80%

Native Born

6.20%

Foreign Born

3.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.80% of Elon residents were born in the United States, with 40.41% having been born in North Carolina. 3.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,1051271.06%
201911,9781271.07%
201811,8511261.07%
201711,7251271.10%
201611,5981,63916.46%
20159,959880.89%
20149,8713393.56%
20139,5321101.17%
20129,422-59-0.62%
20119,481860.92%
20109,3952,6573.38%
20006,7382,3444.37%
19904,3941,5214.34%
19802,8730.00%