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Overview

Introduction to Eden, North Carolina

Eden, North Carolina, in Rockingham county, is 28 miles N of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center) and 80 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Eden History

The region now known as the city of Eden was originally a 70,000-acre estate of William Byrd, an English landowner. This 18th century estate was then called "The Land of Eden." Byrd was taken in by the land's lush vegetation and, hence, named it Eden. This name was later adopted by the area's residents when the area was officially incorporated in 1967. Eden became a city when the towns of Spray, Draper, and Leaksville merged. The region had a prosperous textile center, but recent plant closings has led to large scale job losses.

Eden and nearby Attractions

  • Virginia Museum of Natural History
  • Saint John’s Church
  • Greensboro Arboretum
  • Smiths Lake
  • Eden Mall
  • Spray Recreation Park

Things To Do In Eden

The Virginia Museum of Natural History offers valuable insights into the historical and cultural background of the city of Eden. Saint John’s Church, Meadow View Church, Hampton Heights Church, and Kings Highway Christian Church are among the beautiful churches in the city. One can also enjoy shopping at the Eden Mall, Meadow Greens Shopping Center, and the Kingsway Plaza Shopping Center. In addition, the city hosts the annual Ribfest celebration in the month of May.

Eden Transportation

Piedmont Triad International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Eden Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Elon College, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical St. University.

People

Total Population 15,483
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,156
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 37.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,625
% Above Poverty Level 71.5%
% Below Poverty Level 28.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.5%
Median Gross Rent $621
Median House Value $81,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 7.1%

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

Eden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles N of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 27288
P.O. Box Zip Codes 27289
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.488
Longitude -79.766

Eden 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 REIDSVILLE 2 NW
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station MARTINSVILLE FILTER PLT
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 38 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Station DANBURY 5 SE
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Boulevard (27288)

Draper (27288)

Leaksville (27288)

Meadow Summit (27288)

New Leaksville (27288)

Spray (27288)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Madison 2,278 $43,164
Mayodan 2,762 $36,641
Reidsville 14,191 $55,933
Stoneville 1,295 $42,026
Summerfield 10,622 $119,872
Wentworth 2,762 $59,348

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

Eden Public Libraries

Library
Rockingham County Public Library
527 BOONE ROAD
Eden, North Carolina
(336) 627-1106
Library Web Site

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Eden Hospitals

MOREHEAD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
117 E KINGS HIGHWAY
(336) 623-9711
Emergency Service: Yes

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134 N PIERCE ST
336-627-7731
Serves 1,151 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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