Eden, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Eden, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Eden had a population of 15,250 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Eden, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,250
Daytime Population: Workers 7,933
Daytime Population: Residents 9,627
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,560
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 15,037
Population in Familes 11,620
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density2 1,098
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $34,498
Average Household Income $45,280
Per Capita Income $19,822


Total Housing Units 7,877 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,545 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,987 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,345 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $87,656
Average Home Value $126,622


Total Households 6,532
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 3,975
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.37% -0.3%
Households -0.35% -0.3%
Families -0.54% -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 2017 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 # 65 91st
Population Density # 193 74th
Diversity Index # 336 55th
Median Household Income # 562 24th
Per Capita Income # 523 29th

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