Emerald Isle, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 3,683 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.6%
 
Males: 1,807  (49.1%)
Females: 1,876  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

56.4 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28594.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $67,095 (it was $53,274 in 2000)
Emerald Isle:

$67,095
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $45,408 (it was $31,316 in 2000)

Emerald Isle town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $375,486 (it was $185,600 in 2000)
Emerald Isle:

$375,486
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $449,885; detached houses: $492,788; townhouses or other attached units: $445,041; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $486,442; mobile homes: $99,326

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,200.

March 2019 cost of living index in Emerald Isle: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.7%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Emerald Isle, NC (2017)
    • 3,50692.6%White alone
    • 1112.9%Two or more races
    • 772.0%Hispanic
    • 260.7%American Indian alone
    • 260.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 110.3%Black alone
    • 60.2%Asian alone

Races in Emerald Isle detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Emerald Isle, North Carolina as of July 15, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Emerald Isle is 3,785 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Emerald Isle by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(106.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.0)
1
(26.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.8)
1
(26.8)
2
(53.6)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.6)
2
(53.3)
2
(54.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(53.8)
1
(27.0)
1
(26.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(53.7)
1
(26.8)
3
(80.4)
1
(27.0)
1
(27.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(53.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(106.6)
4
(108.9)
9
(246.0)
4
(107.6)
4
(108.1)
3
(80.2)
12
(327.1)
13
(349.0)
4
(107.3)
4
(107.2)
11
(296.5)
14
(379.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
91
(2,453)
107
(2,846)
115
(3,065)
92
(2,505)
106
(2,897)
142
(3,818)
170
(4,593)
108
(2,886)
104
(2,835)
93
(2,497)
70
(1,877)
85
(2,278)
89
(2,399)
87
(2,361)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
93
(2,507)
108
(2,872)
111
(2,958)
119
(3,241)
133
(3,635)
104
(2,796)
155
(4,188)
181
(4,837)
133
(3,625)
131
(3,517)
88
(2,360)
110
(2,948)
82
(2,210)
93
(2,524)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(161.8)
5
(133.0)
5
(133.3)
4
(108.9)
2
(54.7)
3
(80.7)
6
(162.1)
5
(133.6)
3
(81.8)
4
(107.4)
4
(107.3)
3
(80.4)
8
(215.6)
9
(244.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.3)
1
(26.9)
1
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(54.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)295.8332.7466.2351.9423.6423.2553.4451.6415.4485.1285.3372.3384.1413.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Emerald Isle, NC

Crime rate in Emerald Isle detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 19 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.88
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: English (17.3%), American (14.4%), Irish (11.1%), German (10.6%), Italian (4.8%), Scottish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 5.24 square miles.

Population density: 703 people per square mile   (low).

Emerald Isle, North Carolina map

63 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,004 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,822 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, NC (23.4 miles , pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (121.8 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (382.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bogue, NC (1.6 miles ),
Cape Carteret, NC (1.8 miles ),
Cedar Point, NC (2.0 miles ),
Peletier, NC (2.4 miles ),
Broad Creek, NC (2.4 miles ),
Swansboro, NC (2.6 miles ),
Indian Beach, NC (2.7 miles),
Pine Knoll Shores, NC (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 34.67 N, Longitude: 77.01 W

Distribution of median household income in Emerald Isle, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Emerald Isle, NC in 2017
Emerald Isle satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 92 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 1998: 86 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 1999: 115 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 2000: 72 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2001: 70 buildings, average cost: $205,200
  • 2002: 79 buildings, average cost: $208,600
  • 2003: 117 buildings, average cost: $241,300
  • 2004: 118 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2005: 99 buildings, average cost: $342,200
  • 2006: 55 buildings, average cost: $433,200
  • 2007: 46 buildings, average cost: $433,200
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $351,000
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $380,400
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $340,200
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $330,600
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $389,400
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $389,400
  • 2014: 26 buildings, average cost: $326,900
  • 2015: 30 buildings, average cost: $378,800
  • 2016: 34 buildings, average cost: $391,600
  • 2017: 54 buildings, average cost: $335,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Emerald Isle, NC residents
Average permit cost in Emerald Isle, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,041 (+42.5%).
Most common industries in Emerald Isle, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.7%)
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Emerald Isle, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Carpenters (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Engineers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Carpenters (6.3%)
  • Engineers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Top executives (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)

Average climate in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Emerald Isle-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.8 miles away from the Emerald Isle town center killed 2 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/15/1999, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the town center caused $300,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Emerald Isle-area historical earthquake activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 217.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.0 miles away from Emerald Isle center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 210.4 miles away from Emerald Isle center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 317.7 miles away from Emerald Isle center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 230.0 miles away from Emerald Isle center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carteret County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 16, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Emerald Isle topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Emerald Isle:

  • QUEEN'S POND (Hospital, about 10 miles away; HUBERT, NC)
  • LIFE, INC NINE FOOT ROAD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; NEWPORT, NC)
  • SANDRIDGE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; HUBERT, NC)
  • CROATAN RIDGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NEWPORT, NC)
  • CARTERET GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; MOREHEAD CITY, NC)
  • BMA OF CRYSTAL COAST INC (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; MOREHEAD CITY, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Emerald Isle:

  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 23 miles; Jacksonville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,502)
  • Craven Community College (about 32 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 51 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 58 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 59 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 61 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • Pitt Community College (about 66 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Your listing of radio station WRUP is now WNBB and is owned by Coastal Carolina Radio.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Emerald Isle: Yellow Hill Landing (A), Rices Path (B), Emerald Isle Police Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Water Boggan of Emerald Isle (Water Parks & Slides; 8915 Reed Drive) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Emerald Cove Suites (2306 Emerald Drive) (1), Emerald Isle Inn Bed & Breakfast by the Sea (502 Ocean Drive) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Queens Court (9100 Reed Drive) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Carteret County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Emerald Isle and their reported violations in the past:

WHITE OAK SHORES RV PARK (Address: FORTIN CONTRACT SERVICE , Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.9%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Emerald Isle:

Marital status in Emerald Isle, NC
  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Emerald Isle:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Emerald Isle
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Emerald Isle, NC (based on Carteret County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,89673
Mainline Protestant9,17134
Catholic2,3451
Other1,1476
Black Protestant8137
None37,097-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Carteret County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Carteret County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Here:

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 96
Carteret County:

15.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Carteret County:

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Carteret County:

27.3%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Carteret County:

15.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Emerald Isle:

57.7%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Emerald Isle:

57.3%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Emerald Isle:

28.4
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.0%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Emerald Isle:

8.2%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Emerald Isle:

36.8%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Emerald Isle:

62.4%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Emerald Isle:

78.4%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Emerald Isle, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 14$50,616$43,3856$6,127
Police Protection - Officers 12$45,245$45,2458$15,073
Parks and Recreation 7$22,315$38,25422$8,565
Other Government Administration 5$25,972$62,33313$4,750
Streets and Highways 4$14,378$43,1340$0
Police - Other 3$8,174$32,6961$523
Financial Administration 3$10,689$42,7560$0
Solid Waste Management 2$6,483$38,8980$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 50$183,872$44,12950$35,038

Emerald Isle government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $9,780,000 ($2655.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $220,000 ($59.73)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,406,000 ($381.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,284,000 ($348.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,209,000 ($328.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $750,000 ($203.64)
    Central Staff Services: $591,000 ($160.47)
    Natural Resources - Other: $533,000 ($144.72)
    General - Other: $330,000 ($89.60)
    Health - Other: $300,000 ($81.46)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $233,000 ($63.26)
    Regular Highways: $64,000 ($17.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000 ($26.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $135,000 ($36.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $60,000 ($16.29)
    Police Protection: $58,000 ($15.75)

Emerald Isle government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,337,000 ($363.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $238,000 ($64.62)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $15,000 ($4.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $37,000 ($10.05)
    General Revenue - Other: $31,000 ($8.42)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.81)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,123,000 ($2205.54)
    General Local Government Support: $522,000 ($141.73)
    Highways: $154,000 ($41.81)
  • Tax - Property: $4,133,000 ($1122.18)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,408,000 ($382.30)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $236,000 ($64.08)
    Other License: $6,000 ($1.63)

Emerald Isle government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,429,000 ($659.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,429,000 ($659.52)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,400,000 ($380.12)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,400,000 ($380.12)

7.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($748 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.09%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Craven County, NC  0.83% ($45,707 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.65% ($42,216)
from Wake County, NC  0.43% ($88,405)


7.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($820 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Craven County, NC  1.11% ($37,000 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.80% ($37,425)
to Wake County, NC  0.44% ($36,111)
Businesses in Emerald Isle, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1FedEx2
Ben & Jerry's1UPS3
CVS1Vans1
Dairy Queen1

Strongest AM radio stations in Emerald Isle:

  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WANG (1330 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WBTB (1400 AM; 1 kW; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: EASTERN CAROLINA BROADCASTING COMPAN)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Emerald Isle:

  • WRHT (96.3 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLGP (100.3 FM; HARKERS ISLAND, NC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WOTJ (90.7 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WANG-FM (105.1 FM; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WBJD (91.5 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNBR (94.1 FM; ORIENTAL, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTKF (107.3 FM; ATLANTIC, NC; Owner: ATLANTIC RIDGE TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WRUP (97.9 FM; BAYBORO, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTEB (89.3 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W218AR (91.5 FM; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Emerald Isle:

  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXI (Channel 8; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • W05BI (Channel 5; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Emerald Isle fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Emerald Isle fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Emerald Isle)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • WELL 5, Well 5 - 100 Pinewood Place (Lat: 34.657278 Lon: -77.070250), Type: Mast, Structure height: 3.1 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQKR914,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.468 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2009, Expiration Date: 08/27/2019, Certifier: Dan Forten, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:
  • TANK 3, Tank 3 - 9381 Coast Guard Rd (Lat: 34.659361 Lon: -77.066444), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQKR915,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.468 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2009, Expiration Date: 08/27/2019, Certifier: Dan Forten, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Emerald Isle, NC, Lat: 34.666389 Lon: -77.028889, Call Sign: WQCF311,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz, 956.293 MHz, Grant Date: 12/24/2014, Expiration Date: 02/17/2025, Certifier: Cathy Craft, Registrant: Itron, Inc., 2818 N. Sullivan Rd., Spokane, WA 99216, Phone: (509) 891-3636, Fax: (509) 891-3334, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • East Of Intersection Black Skinner Rd. & Emerald Drive (Lat: 34.666806 Lon: -77.026056), Call Sign: KNKI384,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.120 MHz, Grant Date: 04/23/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Registrant: Anser-Quik Enterprises, Inc, 1403 Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, Phone: (252) 247-2211, Fax: (866) 786-0848, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 510 West Marina Dr (Lat: 34.677944 Lon: -77.044667), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQO859, Licensee ID: L00281829,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.425 MHz, Grant Date: 07/08/2005, Expiration Date: 09/05/2015, Cancellation Date: 11/07/2015, Registrant: Vision Marine LLC, Salter Path, NC 28575, Phone: (252) 247-9436, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Emerald Isle)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4316R , Serial Number: 17263069, Year manufactured: 1974, Certificate Issue Date: 07/20/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Charles T Marston, Po Box 4429, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 455TA , Serial Number: AA5B-0571, Certificate Issue Date: 03/14/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Gregory Taylor Surles, 125 Eastview Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 735XT , Serial Number: 18265773, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 06/09/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 08/15/2011
    Registrant (LLC): Ventura Aviation LLC, 218 N Shorewood Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8598F , Serial Number: 28-7790263, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 12/09/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 03/27/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Jacqueline B Surles, 125 Eastview Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCAA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9619S , Serial Number: 13, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 12/24/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 07/28/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Barney L Jr Culp, 7222 Archers Creek Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 33. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 55 took place in 2018, and the least - 15 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Emerald Isle, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (45.2%), and Outside Fires (32.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Emerald Isle, NC
    • 25745.2%Structure Fires
    • 18632.7%Outside Fires
    • 9717.1%Other
    • 284.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Emerald Isle, NC
Most common first names in Emerald Isle, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1776.8 years
William1568.9 years
Helen883.0 years
Robert877.8 years
Mary779.9 years
Charles781.7 years
James773.1 years
Margaret684.0 years
Joseph663.8 years
George678.8 years
Most common last names in Emerald Isle, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1075.6 years
Brown582.8 years
Johnson487.2 years
Taylor484.2 years
Buckham363.4 years
Gray385.3 years
Maloney381.0 years
Roberts377.3 years
Williams381.6 years
Miller282.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Emerald Isle, NC
  • 91.4%Electricity
  • 3.7%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Emerald Isle, NC
  • 93.3%Electricity
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Utility gas


Emerald Isle compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 17 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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