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Welcome to Elon ...

The town of Elon is located in Alamance County<1>.

The location of Elon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elon has a population of 12,144 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Elon.

Elon is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Elon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Elon: (336)

Websites for Elon ...

Official Website:   www.elonnc.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.alamancechamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elon had an population of 12,144 people. This is an increase of 28.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 78.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elon had a population of 9,419 people (which is 6.23% of the total population of Alamance County). This makes Elon the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Elon represents 0.1% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 89th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,419 people, the population of Elon increased 38.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,806 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elon.

Communities Also Named Elon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Elon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elon.

Communities near Elon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elon.

  • Greensboro [Guilford County]
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    • Greensboro [Guilford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Elon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 297,878 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<6>
  • Mebane [Alamance County]
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    • Mebane [Alamance County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Elon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,732 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mebane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mebane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mebane<6>
  • Graham [Alamance County]
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    • Graham [Alamance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Elon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,766 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graham<6>
  • Reidsville [Rockingham County]
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    • Reidsville [Rockingham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Elon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,993 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidsville<6>
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    • Pleasant Garden [Guilford County]
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      • Pleasant Garden [Guilford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Elon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,990 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Garden<6>
    • Liberty [Randolph County]
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      • Liberty [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Elon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<6>
    • Haw River [Alamance County]
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      • Haw River [Alamance County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Elon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haw River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haw River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haw River<6>
    • Green Level [Alamance County]
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      • Green Level [Alamance County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Elon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Swepsonville [Alamance County]
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      • Swepsonville [Alamance County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Elon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swepsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sedalia [Guilford County]
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      • Sedalia [Guilford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Elon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sedalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Elon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elon. See our Newspapers Page for Elon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elon ...

Looking for more information about Elon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Elon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Elon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Alamance County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Elon: www.elonnc.com/

The official website for Alamance County: www.alamance-nc.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Alamance, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0989, Longitude: -79.5096       In this case, the coordinates for Elon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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