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4.33% growth
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8.69% growth


The economy of Elon, NC employs 3,351 people. The economy of Elon, NC is specialized in Educational Services; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 2.45; 1.74; and 1.44 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Elon, NC are Educational Services (765), Retail trade (458), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (367), and the highest paying industries are Healthcare & Social Assistance ($67,656), Finance & Insurance ($61,367), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($31,715).

Median household income in Elon, NC is $45,767. Males in Elon, NC have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,847. The income inequality of Elon, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.424 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Elon, NC. In Alamance County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 51 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,892. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Elon, NC is from the county of Alamance County, NC.

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Elon, NC is home to a population of 9,781 people, from which 97.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Elon, NC is composed of 8,191 White residents (83.7%), 848 Black residents (8.67%), 363 Hispanic residents (3.71%), 257 Asian residents (2.63%), and 103 Two+ residents (1.05%). The most common foreign languages in Elon, NC are Spanish (178 speakers), Gujarati (68 speakers), and Scandinavian (67 speakers), but compared to other places, Elon, NC has a relative high number of Scandinavian (67 speakers), Greek (59 speakers), and Gujarati (68 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Elon, NC awarded 1,734 degrees. The student population of Elon, NC is skewed towards females, with 689 male students and 1,045 female students. Most students in Elon, NC are White (1,411 and 81.4%), followed by Black or African American (114 and 6.57%), Hispanic or Latino (72 and 4.15%), and Unknown (37 and 2.13%). The largest universities in Elon, NC by number of graduates are Elon University (1,734 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Elon, NC are Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (148 and 8.54%), General Finance (111 and 6.4%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (109 and 6.29%). The median tuition costs in Elon, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $32,685 and $32,685 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elon, NC is $236,500, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $217,600 to $236,500, a 8.69% increase. The homeownership rate of Elon, NC is 48.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Elon, NC have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elon, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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