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Elon is a town in Alamance County, in the Burlington metro area.

The community was named for the school that opened here in 1890.

The latitude of Elon is 36.102N. The longitude is -79.506W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,738.


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Median household income
Local
$41,049
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elon demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Elon College
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 29. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "He Got Game"
Colleges and universities: Elon University

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16% of Elon residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elon was $16,805, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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41% of Elon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Elon include Elon College Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Elon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $696.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,256.


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Alamance County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elon political report.

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The average commute time for Elon workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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