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Eden, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Eden is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rockingham County at latitude 36.503 and longitude -79.74. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Eden, but most people and references simply refer to it as Eden, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Eden indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Eden (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Eden: Draper, Leaksville, Spray.

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Eden, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,299
Population in Households 15,081
Population in Familes 11,686
Population in Group Qrtrs 218
Population Density1 1,136
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 6,580
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 4,022
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,836 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,658 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,922 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,256 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $108,333
Average Home Value $133,980


Median Household Income $29,153
Average Household Income $39,721
Per Capita Income $17,208
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.35% -0.37%
Households -0.23% -0.32%
Families -0.45% -0.47%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Eden, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eden to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 59 92nd
Population Density1 # 174 77th
Diversity Index2 # 337 55th
Median Household Income # 628 15th
Per Capita Income # 590 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.