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Eden, Texas
Eden City Hall
Eden City Hall
Location in Concho County
Location in Concho County
Eden, Texas is located in Texas
Eden, Texas
Eden, Texas
Location in Texas
Eden, Texas is located in the United States
Eden, Texas
Eden, Texas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Texas
County Concho
Incorporated February 4, 1911
 • Total 2.38 sq mi (6.16 km2)
 • Land 2.38 sq mi (6.16 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,054 ft (626 m)
 • Total 2,766
 • Estimate 
 • Density 543.93/sq mi (210.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 325
FIPS code 48-22552
GNIS feature ID 1356813

Eden is a city in Concho County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,766 at the 2010 census. The community is a rural trading center for agricultural products for the many large ranches and farms in West Texas.


Eden is located at 31°13′3″N 99°50′36″W / 31.21750°N 99.84333°W / 31.21750; -99.84333 (31.217525, -99.843207).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all of it land.

Don Freeman Memorial Museum in Eden, TX IMG 4377
Don Freeman Memorial Museum in Eden


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 593
1930 1,194 101.3%
1940 1,603 34.3%
1950 1,993 24.3%
1960 1,486 −25.4%
1970 1,291 −13.1%
1980 1,294 0.2%
1990 1,567 21.1%
2000 2,561 63.4%
2010 2,766 8.0%
2019 (est.) 1,294 −53.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, 2,561 people, 499 households, and 333 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,055.2 people per square mile (406.9/km2). The 602 housing units averaged 248.0 per square mile (95.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.63% White, 1.52% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 6.48% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 51.43% of the population.

Of the 499 households, 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were not families. About 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city, the population was distributed as 12.3% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 47.4% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 262.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 320.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,636, and for a family was $34,750. Males had a median income of $17,341 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,119. About 8.8% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.



The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Eden has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


The City of Eden is served by the Eden Consolidated Independent School District. Eden Elementary School and Eden High School are located in the city.


The United States Postal Service operates the Eden Post Office.

The Eden Detention Center incarcerates male federal prisoners who are primarily criminal aliens who will be deported upon release. The facility is operated by Corrections Corporation of America on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, employs 285 staff, and has a capacity of 1,558 inmates.

Concho County Hospital is a 16-bed general medical and surgical hospital in Eden. It has an emergency room, and four staff doctors.

Notable people

  • Gwinn Henry, football player and coach
  • James Earl Rudder, US Army general and president of Texas A&M University: The James Earl Rudder Memorial Park is located in the Eden town square

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