East Bend, NC

East Bend, situated in Yadkin County, is a small town made up of 1.3 square miles.

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The town was originally named Banner's Store, after Martin Luther Banner. The town was incorporated in 1887.  


The median resident age in East Bend is 46 years. The median estimated household income is about $42,000 making it about $6,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $24,000. The average price for a home in East Bend is about $115,000 (2015) which is $45,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of East Bend is 93% White, 5% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 1% other. 85% of the population are high school graduates, with 14% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 56% are married, 8% are divorced, 6% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 22% that have never been married.

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Yadkin County

East Bend belongs to Yadkin County in the northern part of North Carolina. The County, named after the Yadkin River, is part of the Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Yadkin County has a population of 38,000 and its largest city Yadkinville, with a population of 3,000, is the county seat.

In 1850, the county was formed from part of Surry County.

Yadkin County borders Surry, Forsyth, Iredell, Davie, and Wilkes counties.

Yadkin County is made up of 338 square miles. 335 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.


The population of East Bend, NC is about 600. The population has been steadily decreasing since 2010.


The elevation of East Bend, NC is 1,066 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for East Bend, NC is 27018.

Area Code

The area code for East Bend, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking East Bend and Yadkin County have voted mostly Republican, with 75% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 42% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 57% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for East Bend is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average of around 5%.

Construction, manufacturing, and transportation make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Yadkin Ripple and The Elkin Tribune are the primary newspapers that cover the Yadkin County area.