Eden, NC

Eden, situated in Rockingham County, is a small town made up of 15.2 square miles.

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The town was originally owned by William Byrd II as a part of his estate, called "The Land of Eden".  


The median resident age in Eden is 40 years. The median estimated household income is about $29,000 making it about $19,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Eden is about $83,000 (2015) which is $77,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Eden is 63% White, 25% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 9% other. 79% of the population are high school graduates, with 13% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

41% are married, 17% are divorced, 7% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 28% that have never been married.

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Rockingham County

Eden belongs to Rockingham County in the northern part of North Carolina.

The County, which during the Civil War produced rifles for the Confederate army, is a part of the Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC Combined Statistical Area, has a population of 93,650, while its county seat, Wentworth, has a population of 2,800.

The county's largest city, Eden, has a population of 15,500.

Rockingham County borders Stokes, Caswell, Pittsylvania (VA), Guilford, Forsyth, and Henry (VA) counties.

Rockingham County is made up of 573 square miles. 566 of which is land with the remaining 7 as water.


The population of Eden, NC is about 15,500. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 200.


The elevation of Eden, NC is 591 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Eden, NC is 27288.

Area Code

The area code for Eden, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Eden and Rockingham County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 59% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 39% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Eden is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing, construction, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Rockingham County Daily Journal, Eden's Own Journal, and Rockingham Now are the primary newspapers that cover the Rockingham County area.