Ayden is a town in Pitt County, North Carolina. It falls within the Greenville Metro Area, and has a total area of 2.3 square miles, all of which is land. The town was established and incorporated in 1891. The growth here is fueled by the rise of Greenville as a major economic center in the state.
Local businesses include Weyerhaeuser, Carolina Classics Catfish, Minges Bottling Group, CMI Plastics, Inc., amd a few more. Shopping centers include the Ayden Plaza and Ayden Crossings. Public schooling comprises one elementary, one middle and one high school. It is administered by the Pitt County Public School System.
The town hosts an annual Ayden Collard Festival. The cost of living here is 8.90% lower than the country average.
The town gets 46 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 107. Snowfall is about 4 inches per year.