Elon is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 9,630 people and just one neighborhood, Elon is the 95th largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Elon real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Elon house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Elon is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elon is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elon who work in management occupations (16.07%), sales jobs (14.40%) and office and administrative support (14.05%).
Of important note, Elon is also a town of artists. Elon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Elon’s character.
Also of interest is that Elon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Elon is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Elon to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Elon. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Elon.