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Edenton is a town in Chowan County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Charles Eden, colonial governor.

The latitude of Edenton is 36.044N. The longitude is -76.613W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,981.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$25,241
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Edenton demographic reports
Edenton is on Albemarle Sound.
Former and merged names include:
· Queen Anne's Creek
North Carolina's provincial capital

Busy port until the Dismal Swamp Canal opened in 1830. The pirate Blackbeard made frequent stops here

Local women gathered in 1774 and pledged to boycott tea and other British goods

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 41. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 7.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Chowan County Fair - Sept. 25-29, 2007
  • Music & Water Festival - June 16, 2007
  • Hog Fest - April 27-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Edenton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: James Iredell House, Cupola House

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Edenton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chowan 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 27932 ZIP code.

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5% of Edenton residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Edenton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Edenton was $13,264, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Edenton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Edenton include Edenton Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Edenton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $279.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $906.


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Libraries in Edenton include Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Edenton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Edenton include Super 8.

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