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Eden, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Eden had a population of 15,348 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Eden is located at latitude 36.4885 and longitude -79.7667 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eden 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.

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


Eden, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 15,348 (100%)
Population in Households 15,142 (98.7%)
Population in Families 11,685 (76.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 206 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 1,081
Diversity Index2 51


Median Household Income $32,086
Average Household Income $48,396
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $20,873
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,611 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,984 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,414 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $90,003
Average Home Value $117,287
Housing Affordability Index3 197


Total Households 6,595
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 4,005
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.21% -0.04%
Households -0.17% 0.0%
Families -0.32% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.09%


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, 2020 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 # 69 91st
Population Density # 195 74th
Median Household Income # 666 10th
Housing Affordability Index # 379 51st
Per Capita Income # 550 26th
Diversity Index # 344 53rd

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