Facts & Figures

Growth of the Town of Emerald Isle

YearsTax BaseTax RateBudgetEmployeesPopulation
2021 to 2022N/A.15511,493,49075N/A
2020 to 20213,103,963,225.15510,968,520733840
2019 to 20202,806,769,677.15510,874,284703822
2018 to 20192,799,132,903.15510,018,100683797
2017 to 20182,765,100,000.1559,454,176613784
2016 to 20172,743,074,381.1559,103,200573791
2015 to 20162,718,824,516.1558,902,435553797
2014 to 20153,006,859,084.1408,454,128573775
2013 to 20143,005,643,363.1258,284,239583784
2012 to 20132,991,621,833.1156,971,385553717
2011 to 20122,974,241,884.1156,754,621553711
2010 to 20114,286,747,000.0807,016,691583669
2009 to 20104,299,889,000.0706,678,711583982
2008 to 20094,253,358,605.0707,758,977613877
2007 to 20084,280,662,779.0677,383,048633855
2006 to 20071,508,750,664.1556,420,916613861
2005 to 20061,429,930,054.1556,272,744603803
2004 to 20051,388,577,305.1656,515,983593720
2003 to 20041,357,286,348.1756,207,147593609
2002 to 20031,356,819,173.1855,113,879593564
2001 to 20021,332,768,000.1755,391,960583488
2000 to 2001$1,020,000,000.195$4,649,505563219
1999 to 2000$1,008,000,000.195$4,407,547543156
1998 to 1999$993,000,000.185$4,668,161503187
1997 to 1998$975,000,000.175$4,026,000503061
1996 to 1997$701,300,000.200$3,562,204493091
1995 to 1996$693,155,722.200$3,352,785462792
1994 to 1995$662,428,642.215$2,974,067432842
1993 to 1994$645,217,782.215$2,485,295422538
1992 to 1993$629,580,122.215$2,485,295422538
1991 to 1992$607,711,402.215$2,426,734412447


Population

The permanent population of Emerald Isle is 3,797 while the peak-season population is 50,000.

YearPopulation
196014
1970122
1980865
19902424
20003219
20103669


YearAge 55 & Over
197018%
198027%
199028%


Average Temperatures

MonthWaterAir (High / Low)
January4850 to 39
February4855 to 39
March5462 to 44
April6070 to 53
May7078 to 62
June7584 to 70
July8087 to 73
August8187 to 73
September8083 to 68
October7075 to 58
November6066 to 47
December5457 to 39


Other Information

Land Area: Barrier Island, 5.6 square miles, approximately 13 miles long and 1/2 mile wide

Land Parcels: Approximately 6,500

Street Mileage: 46.3 miles

Average Annual Rainfall: 46.9 inches

Churches

Baptist and Interdenominational are located in Town. Churches for most other religious denominations are located in neighboring communities.

Schools

While no schools are located within Emerald Isle's corporate limits, elementary, middle and high schools, both public and private, are in close proximity.

Medical

Doctors and dentists have offices in Emerald Isle with numerous clinics and hospitals located within a twenty mile radius of Town. Emergency Medical Services are provided by the Emerald Isle Emergency Medical Services Squad, one of the most well trained, highly certified and properly equipped volunteer EMS services in all of Eastern North Carolina.