Emerald Isle, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 3,714 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.5%
 
Males: 1,948  (52.5%)
Females: 1,766  (47.5%)
Median resident age:  52.2 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28594.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,702 (it was $53,274 in 2000)
Emerald Isle:

$62,702
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $36,695 (it was $31,316 in 2000)

Emerald Isle town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $415,994 (it was $185,600 in 2000)
Emerald Isle:

$415,994
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $527,736; Detached houses: $571,480; Townhouses or other attached units: $329,381; In 2-unit structures: $815,838; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $372,472; Mobile homes: $111,230

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,404.

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Emerald Isle races chart
  • White alone - 3,483 (95.3%)
  • Hispanic - 72 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 33 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 28 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 21 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Emerald Isle: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (16.7%), English (15.1%), German (13.2%), Scottish (5.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.2%), Polish (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 5.24 square miles.

Population density: 708 people per square mile   (low).

Emerald Isle,NC real estate house value index trend

Emerald Isle, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Emerald Isle:

  • High school or higher: 98.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Emerald Isle town:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

37 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.0%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,802 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,790 (0.5%)

Emerald Isle satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.67 N, Longitude: 77.01 W

Emerald Isle household income distribution Emerald Isle home values distribution

Crime rates in Emerald Isle by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 112400401011
per 100,000 28.227.756.5111.60.00.0106.60.027.30.027.026.7
Robberies 020101220211
per 100,000 0.055.50.027.90.026.653.354.50.053.827.026.7
Assaults 8691720449443
per 100,000 225.5166.4254.5474.353.90.0106.6108.9246.0107.6108.180.2
Burglaries 553843679110711592106142170108
per 100,000 1550.61054.11215.71869.42453.52845.73065.02505.42897.03818.24593.42886.2
Thefts 7886737393108111119133104155181
per 100,000 2199.02385.62063.92036.82507.42872.32958.43240.73634.92796.54188.14837.0
Auto thefts 712365542365
per 100,000 197.327.756.583.7161.8133.0133.3108.954.780.7162.1133.6
Arson 002100001110
per 100,000 0.00.056.527.90.00.00.00.027.326.927.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 287.1249.8275.2422.1303.3341.2478.1360.8434.4434.0567.5463.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Emerald Isle detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.54
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1,041 (+42.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

Work and jobs in Emerald Isle: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 Emerald Isle 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 the city 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 the city 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carteret County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, 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.

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 51.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 17.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 9.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.57
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.6%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Emerald Isle compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Emerald Isle travel time to work - commute Emerald Isle mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (96%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.82%
Here: 41.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchOriginal Free Will BaptistsInternational Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents28.5%24.4%7.2%6.7%6.6%
Congregations20.6%22.7%1.0%13.4%6.2%
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents5.8%4.6%3.1%2.5%10.6%
Congregations3.1%4.1%2.1%5.2%21.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
State:

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
Carteret County:

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Carteret County:

27.3%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

15.6%
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
Financial Administration 3$10,689$42,7560$0
Other Government Administration 5$25,972$62,33313$4,750
Police Protection - Officers 12$45,245$45,2458$15,073
Police - Other 3$8,174$32,6961$523
Firefighters 14$50,616$43,3856$6,127
Streets and Highways 4$14,378$43,1340$0
Solid Waste Management 2$6,483$38,8980$0
Parks and Recreation 7$22,315$38,25422$8,565
Totals for Government 50$183,872$44,12950$35,038

Emerald Isle government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,023,000 ($275.44)
    Fire Protection: $720,000 ($193.86)
    Central Staff Services: $704,000 ($189.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $693,000 ($186.59)
    General - Other: $495,000 ($133.28)
    Parks & Recreation: $369,000 ($99.35)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $192,000 ($51.70)
    Regular Highways: $151,000 ($40.66)
    Natural Resources - Other: $102,000 ($27.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resource - Other: $3,460,000 ($931.61)
    Parks & Recreation: $155,000 ($41.73)
    Police Protection: $126,000 ($33.93)
    General - Other: $83,000 ($22.35)
    Fire Protection: $49,000 ($13.19)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($0.81)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,940,000 ($522.35)

Emerald Isle government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $730,000 ($196.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $88,000 ($23.69)
    All Other: $35,000 ($9.42)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $718,000 ($193.32)
    All Other: $35,000 ($9.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $187,000 ($50.35)
    Interest Earnings: $63,000 ($16.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,506,000 ($674.74)
    General Support: $215,000 ($57.89)
    Highways: $176,000 ($47.39)
  • Tax - Property: $2,371,000 ($638.40)
    NEC: $243,000 ($65.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $88,000 ($23.69)

Emerald Isle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,873,000 ($504.31)

8.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($743 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.11%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Craven County, NC  1.16% ($31,659 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.74% ($40,085)
from Wake County, NC  0.38% ($54,474)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,816 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($453 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Craven County, NC  0.95% ($35,176 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.56% ($31,901)
to Wake County, NC  0.40% ($38,723)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Emerald Isle, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 19
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 41
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 33
  • Fatalities: 121
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 299
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19
See more detailed statistics of Emerald Isle fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • 7412 Emerald Drive (Lat: 34.667222 Lon: -77.026389), Type: 51.5, Overall height: 51.5 m
    Registrant: 9193543307, , 7412 EMERALD DRIVE

FCC Registered Private 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: 02/17/2005, Expiration Date: 02/17/2015, 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: 05/05/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019
    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: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/08/2005, Expiration Date: 09/05/2015
    Registrant: Vision Marine LLC, Salter Path, NC 28575, Phone: (252) 247-9436, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (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
    Registrant (Individual): Charles T Marston, Po Box 4429, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5299L , Serial Number: 28-4601, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/1968
    Registrant (Partnership): C O R S, 8754 Reed Dr Ste 13a, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7085W , Serial Number: 28-871, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 11/09/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Carson A Mullen, 202 Captains Ct, 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
    Registrant (Individual): Barney L Jr Culp, 7222 Archers Creek Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9622M , Serial Number: 670199, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/30/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Matthew C Freeman, 116 Tracy Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 23
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Emerald Isle

See full 2006 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
Businesses in Emerald Isle, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1FedEx2
Ben & Jerry's1UPS3
CVS1Vans1
Dairy Queen1
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