Nationwide Claims to Fame

Elon is 30th out of 6,406 other cities in Female residents

Statewide Claims to Fame

Elon is 3rd in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Female residents

Elon is 9th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Elon Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 9,576 88th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 3.9 139th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,424.5 9th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Elon Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 2.0% 143rd 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 10.5% 143rd 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 16.4% 44th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Elon Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 92.0% 34th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 38.5% 33rd 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Elon Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 86.7% 31st 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 8.5% 108th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1% 143rd 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.0% 55th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 110th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.6% 109th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.6% 129th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 85.2% 28th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Elon Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 56.4% 3rd 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.2% 117th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Elon Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 3,063 114th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 24.4% 51st 17.0% 25.9%
Households 2,712 113th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 58.0% 82nd 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $214,300 32nd $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.4 94th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Elon Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $23,313 76th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $49,542 57th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 18.2% 67th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Elon Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 418 117th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $20,294 118th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $2,889 112th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $4,143 109th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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