Eden, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Eden, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Eden had a population of 15,448 as of July 1, 2016. Eden ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Eden is located at latitude 36.503 and longitude -79.74 in Rockingham County. 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. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

The City of Eden (GNIS ID: 2403539) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Eden is located within Township of Leaksville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockingham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Eden, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,448
Population in Households 15,234
Population in Familes 11,808
Population in Group Qrtrs 214
Population Density1 1,112
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 6,619
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 4,046
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,862 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,642 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,977 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,243 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $84,262
Average Home Value $121,020


Median Household Income $32,875
Average Household Income $43,364
Per Capita Income $19,007
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.27%
Households -0.2% -0.23%
Families -0.34% -0.36%
Median Household Income   -0.64%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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, 2016 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 # 60 92nd
Population Density1 # 188 75th
Diversity Index2 # 339 54th
Median Household Income # 571 23rd
Per Capita Income # 530 28th

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