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Introduction to Elon College, North Carolina

Elon College, North Carolina is 16 miles E of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center) and 54 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina. It is located in Alamance County and is part of the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metro area. The population of Elon College is 6,738.

Elon College History

The Town of Elon College, which is now known as "Elon", changed its name on June 1st, 2001, when Elon College became Elon University. A train depot was established in 1881, and the town was originally served by the North Carolina Rail Road. The first post office was established in 1888. Both the college and the town were named after the local oak trees.

Elon College and Nearby Attractions

  • Graham Historical Museum
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
  • Emerald Pointe Water Park
  • Natural Science Center of Greensboro
  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
  • Greensboro Arboretum

Things To Do In Elon College

The town of Elon College offers easy access to numerous museums like the Greensboro Historical Museum, Graham Historical Museum, Richard Petty Museum, and Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art. The Jordan Lake State Recreation Area features nature trails and picnic areas and also offers facilities for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, and camping. Another popular park is the Eno River State Park. The Greensboro Arboretum, and Emerald Pointe Water Park are other notable attractions close to Elon College.

Elon College Transportation

Air transportation is available from Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Elon College Higher Education

Elon University is located in the town. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Guilford Technical Community College, and High Point University are also close by.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Elon College Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles E of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Alamance
Metro Area Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point
Standard Zip Codes 27244
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.13
Longitude -79.5

Elon College Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BURLINGTON FIRE STN #5
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 45 inches
Station SILER CITY 2 N
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station GREENSBORO RGNL AP
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Elon College, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Elon (27244)

Ossipee (27244)

Stonycreek (27244)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alamance 871 $88,833
Burlington 52,241 $46,994
Gibsonville 6,634 $64,306
Graham 14,468 $41,404
Sedalia 563 $63,068
Whitsett 756 $69,306

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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