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Eden is a city in Rockingham County, in the Greensboro-High Point metro area.

In the early 18th century, English landowner William Byrd II called the place Eden because of its lush vegetation. When the city incorporated in 1967 after the merger of the towns of Leaksville, Spray and Draper, local residents chose the name for the new community

The latitude of Eden is 36.488N. The longitude is -79.766W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 591 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,622.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,670
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Eden demographic reports
Eden is between the Smith and Dan rivers
The region prospered as a textiles center, but has suffered the loss of jobs because of recent plant closings
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 69. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Ribfest - May 12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Eden web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Eden demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rockingham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27288 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Eden residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eden ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eden was $15,275, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Eden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Eden festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Eden include Boone Road Historic District, Central Leaksville Historic District, Spray Industrial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Eden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $341.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $735.


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Libraries in Eden include Eden Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Eden include Eden Daily News

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Rockingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eden political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Eden workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Eden between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Eden include Days Inn Eden, Innkeeper Eden, Jameson Inns.

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