Elon, North Carolina
|Elon, North Carolina|
|Motto: "Heritage. Character. Progress."|
Location of Elon, North Carolina
|• Total||3.9 sq mi (10.2 km2)|
|• Land||3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|• Density||2,422/sq mi (935.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Elon (formerly known as Elon College) is a town in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population as of the 2010 census was 9,419. The town of Elon is home to Elon University. The town was called "Elon College" until the college known as Elon College became Elon University. The town then changed its name officially to Elon.
The economy of the town of Elon is largely dominated by the adjacent Elon University.
Downtown Elon is home to the three-story, 24,000-square-foot, Elon Town Center, managed by Elon University.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km2), of which 3.9 square miles (10.1 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.23%, is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 9,419 people, 2,794 households, and 1,357 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,415.1 people per square mile (923.4/km²). There were 3,063 housing units at an average density of 785.4 per square mile (300.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.7% White, 8.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.
There were 2,794 households out of which 18.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.4% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the town the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 20, 30.7% from 20 to 24, 9.5% from 25 to 44, 13.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21.8 years.
The median income for a household in the town was $49,542, and the median income for a family was $86,985. The per capita income for the town was $23,313. About 0% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.
Public schools in Elon are part of the Alamance-Burlington School System, which was created by a merger between the Alamance County School System and the Burlington City School System in 1996.
Local public schools in Elon include:
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Elon town, North Carolina, revision 08-09-2012". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Town of Elon—official website
- Elon University—official website
- Town of Gibsonville—official website
- Alamance-Burlington School System—official website