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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Elon is a town in North Carolina with a population of 9,939. Elon is in Alamance County. Living in Elon offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Elon there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Elon and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Elon are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$232,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,166
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Elon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    38.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    184.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    311.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    9.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    46%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Elon

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,521
National
$55,322
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Elon Reviews

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B-E-A-utiful town with a heart of gold. People are always friendly, no matter if you're a friend or stranger. There is a central attraction to the Elon University, however there's more to the town. It gracefully flows straight into Burlington, NC, and is located less than 10 minutes from I-40. The best time to visit is in the spring. You must check out The Root restaurant!
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Great college town with some cute restaurants, coffee shops and clothing stores. Fun live music at The Fat Frogg on weekends! Some areas could using sprucing up
It is a very beautiful place, and not very crowded which is good. Almost everything is centered around the university, however. In Elon you either have the school or a bunch of restaurants.