Elon, North Carolina Population 2024

11,583

Elon is a city located in Alamance County, Caswell County, Guilford County, and Rockingham County North Carolina. Elon has a 2024 population of 11,583. Elon is currently growing at a rate of 0.55% annually and its population has increased by 2.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,329 in 2020.

The average household income in Elon is $103,187 with a poverty rate of 25.04%. The median age in Elon is 22.1 years: 22.5 years for males, and 21.6 years for females.

Elon Demographics

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

  • White: 84.96%
  • Black or African American: 7.83%
  • Two or more races: 3.33%
  • Asian: 3.04%
  • Other race: 0.84%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,775.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.24% (254)
The current population of Elon, North Carolina is 11,583 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,329.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,48284.96%
Black or African American8747.83%
Two or more races3723.33%
Asian3393.04%
Other race940.84%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elon Population by Race

Elon Population Pyramid 2024

Elon Median Age

22.1

Total

22.5

Male

21.6

Female

Elon Adults

There are 9,906 adults, (1,521 of whom are seniors) in Elon.

Elon Age Dependency

33.1

Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15

Child Dependency Ratio

Elon Sex Ratio

Female6,05454.24%
Male5,10745.76%

Elon Population by Age

Elon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9492.5859.340.7
Married1,5362.9382.717.3
Non Family1,2162.0624.875.2
Female1612.8888.811.2
Male364.081000

2.9

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

59.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elon Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade962.08%
Associates Degree60013%
Bachelors Degree1,31228.44%
Graduate Degree1,09223.67%
High School Graduate63613.78%
Less Than 9th Grade1152.49%
Some College76316.54%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elon Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,8743,7442,164
Black527446122
Asian10910994
Hispanic767634
2+ Races525214
Other Race24240

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 86.24%.

Elon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$61,375$92,096$46,375
Graduate Degree$125,276$152,624$67,708
High School Graduate$23,893$24,848$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$55,313$84,917$41,556
Some College$32,000$29,405$32,857

$55,313

Average Earnings

$84,917

Average Male

$41,556

Average Female

Elon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elon Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elon Language

94.17% of Elon residents speak only English, while 5.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.42% of the population.

Elon Language

Elon Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,3331,43222.61%
Black67813519.91%
Asian24912851.41%
Hispanic31912037.62%
Multiple24511546.94%

25.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.6%

Male Poverty Rate

25.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elon is Asian, with 51.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elon is Black, with 19.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.11%.

Elon Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.62%
High School9.56%
Some College7.75%
Bachelors or Greater4.29%

Elon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50.68%
Female Employed17.15%
Male Employed11.45%
Female Unemployed0%

Elon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elon Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$122,772$144,974
Households$73,597$103,187
Married Families$141,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,690$41,056

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elon Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.4%

Male Marriage Rate

26.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Elon Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Elon Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elon Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

509

Number of Veterans

422

Male Veterans

87

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War185
Vietnam127
First Gulf War61
Korea56
World War II20

Elon Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+222
35 to 54120
18 to 3465
55 to 6461
65 to 7441

Elon Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4565.49%
Black505.94%
2+ Races30.94%

Elon Veterans by Race

Elon Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.4%

Labor Force Participation

43.6%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Elon Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elon Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

36.01%

Born in Elon

96.01%

Native Born

3.99%

Foreign Born

2.2%

Non Citizen

1.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.01% of Elon residents were born in the United States, with 36.01% having been born in North Carolina. 2.2% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Elon Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,901630.53%
202811,838640.54%
202711,774640.55%
202611,710630.54%
202511,647640.55%
202411,583630.55%
202311,5201371.2%
202211,3832031.82%
202111,180-149-1.32%
202011,329-815-6.71%
201912,144270.22%
201812,1174263.64%
201711,6911161%
201611,5751,63316.43%
20159,942870.88%
20149,8553383.55%
20139,5171111.18%
20129,406-65-0.69%
20119,471870.93%
20109,38400%
20006,7382,34453.35%
19904,3941,52152.94%
19802,873-9,028-75.86%

Elon Population by Year