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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,121
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens20.8%
Employed Population 16+5,687
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married42.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.9%
Median Earnings25+$26,458
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,205
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,924

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,003
% Above Poverty Level77.6%
% Below Poverty Level22.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone39.4%
Median Gross Rent$646
Median House Value$83,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.7%
Irish6.5%
English6.5%
German6.4%
Italian4.2%
Scottish1.4%
French Except Basque1.1%
Polish0.5%
Greek0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
African0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Eden Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyRockingham County
Standard Zip Codes27288
P.O. Box Zip Codes27289
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.5
Approximate Longitude-79.74

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)

StationREIDSVILLE 2 NW
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationMARTINSVILLE FILTER PLT
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 46 F
Apr Temp38 to 69 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.6 inches
StationDANBURY 5 SE
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp42 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Madison2,463$53,793
Mayodan2,754$36,574
Reidsville13,909$42,823
Stoneville1,300$50,682
Summerfield11,044$124,115
Wentworth2,724$67,159

Eden Public Libraries

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

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Eden Hospitals

Morehead Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
117 East Kings Hwy
(336) 623-9711

Eden Public Schools

Central Elementary
435 E Stadium Dr
ZIP: 27288
(336) 623-8378
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Douglass Elementary
408 Price St.
ZIP: 27288
(336) 623-6521
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Draper Elementary
1719 E Stadium Dr
ZIP: 27288
(336) 635-6541
Primary
Total Enrollment 228
J E Holmes Middle
211 N Pierce St
ZIP: 27288
(336) 623-9791
Middle
Total Enrollment 762
John M Morehead High
134 N Pierce St
ZIP: 27288
(336) 627-7731
High
Total Enrollment 940
Leaksville-spray Elementary
415 Highland Dr
ZIP: 27288
(336) 627-7068
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
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