Elon, NC

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Population

9,939

1.62% growth

Poverty Rate

18.6%


Median Age

21.9


Median Household Income

$50,521

10.4% growth

Number of Employees

3,510

4.74% growth

Median Property Value

$232,600

1.65% decline

About

In 2017, Elon, NC had a population of 9.94k people with a median age of 21.9 and a median household income of $50,521. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elon, NC grew from 9,781 to 9,939, a 1.62% increase and its median household income grew from $45,767 to $50,521, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elon, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.62%), White (Hispanic) (3.21%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.81%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%). N/A% of the people in Elon, NC speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elon, NC are Elon University (1,886 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Elon, NC is $232,600, and the homeownership rate is 50.5%. Most people in Elon, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Elon, NC is 3 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Elon, NC employs 3.51k people. The largest industries in Elon, NC are Educational Services (896 people), Retail Trade (442 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (425 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($85,234), Finance & Insurance ($70,764), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,359).

Median household income in Elon, NC is $50,521. Males in Elon, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Elon, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,521

2017 value

± $6,705

10.4%

1 Year Growth

± 15.7%

Households in Elon, NC have a median annual income of $50,521, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,767 in 2016, which represents a 10.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elon, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 206.01

  2. Census Tract 217.01

  3. Census Tract 217.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elon, NC was Census Tract 206.01 with a value of $86,645, followed by Census Tract 217.01 and Census Tract 217.02, with respective values of $73,945 and $65,020.

The following map shows all of the places in Elon, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elon, NC (1.3k out of 7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,213 ± 329

  2. Other

    50 ± 95

  3. Hispanic

    50 ± 95

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elon, NC is White, followed by Other and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.51k

2017 Value

± 422

4.74%

1 Year growth

± 17.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elon, NC grew at a rate of 4.74%, from 3.35k employees to 3.51k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elon, NC, are Management Occupations (485 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (413 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (324 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elon, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elon, NC, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (485 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (413 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (324 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elon, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (3.32 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.7 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elon, NC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($92,813), Management Occupations ($71,250), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($66,222).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.51k

2017 Value

± 422

4.74%

1 Year growth

± 17.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elon, NC grew at a rate of 4.74%, from 3.35k employees to 3.51k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elon, NC, are Educational Services (896 people), Retail Trade (442 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (425 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elon, NC, though some of these residents may live in Elon, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Elon, NC, by number of employees, are Educational Services (896 people), Retail Trade (442 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (425 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elon, NC has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.75 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.46 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elon, NC, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($85,234), Finance & Insurance ($70,764), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,359).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.8% of the population of Elon, NC has health coverage, with 60.8% on employee plans, 3.9% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 17% on non-group plans, and 0.675% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Elon, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Elon, NC see 2083 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.63% increase from the previous year (1972 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2188 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 794 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,083 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Alamance County, NC see an average of 2,083 patients per year. This represents a 5.63% increase from the previous year (1,972 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alamance County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.23%

Uninsured

60.8%

Employer Coverage

3.9%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

17%

Non-Group

0.675%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elon, NC declined by 32.8% from 6.3% to 4.23%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elon, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Elon, NC is home to a population of 9.94k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.26% of Elon, NC residents were born outside of the country (523 people).

In 2017, there were 8.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.12k people) in Elon, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 956 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 319 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

22

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

23

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 20.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elon, NC was 21.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 23. But people in Elon, NC are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Elon, NC residents was 22.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

523 people

5.66%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

554 people

As of 2017, 5.26% of Elon, NC residents (523 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elon, NC was 5.66%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Elon, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elon, NC was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elon, NC

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    8.12k ± 274

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    956 ± 206

  3. White (Hispanic)

    319 ± 120

In 2017, there were 8.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.12k people) in Elon, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 956 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 319 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Elon, NC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    118 ± 51

  2. Korea

    94 ± 48

  3. World War II

    69 ± 46

Elon, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Elon, NC awarded 1,886 degrees. The student population of Elon, NC is skewed towards women, with 2,725 male students and 4,066 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elon, NC are White (1,549 and 83.5%), followed by Black or African American (103 and 5.56%), Hispanic or Latino (99 and 5.34%), and Two or More Races (40 and 2.16%).

The largest universities in Elon, NC by number of degrees awarded are Elon University (1,886 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Elon, NC are General Finance (164 and 8.7%), Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (162 and 8.59%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (138 and 7.32%).

The median tuition costs in Elon, NC are $33,829 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Elon, NC was Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication with 162 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Elon, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,886 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$33,829

Median Private

In 2017, the Elon, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Elon University with 1,886 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

735

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,151

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 735 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elon, NC, which is 0.639 times less than the 1,151 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,549 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    103 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    99 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Elon, NC were to White students. These 1,549 degrees mean that there were 15 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 103 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elon, NC was $232,600 in 2017, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $236,500 to $232,600, a 1.65% decrease. The homeownership rate in Elon, NC is 50.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elon, NC have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elon, NC is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$232,600

2017 Median

± $20,071

$236,500

2016 Median

± $27,951

In 2017, the median property value in Elon, NC declined from to $232,600 from the previous year's value of $236,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elon, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elon, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$50,521

Median Household Income

± $6,705

2.97k

Number of Households

± 352

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.97k households in Elon, NC grew to $50,521 from the previous year's value of $45,767.

The following chart displays the households in Elon, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Elon, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elon, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

50.5%

2017 Homeownership

48.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 50.5% of the housing units in Elon, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Elon, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elon, NC have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% of the workforce in Elon, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.75%

  3. Walked

    7.58%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Elon, NC was Drove Alone (79.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.75%) and those who Walked (7.58%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elon, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elon, NC have 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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