How Does Emerald Isle Compare to Other NC Beach Towns?

BeachThere are a total of 21 oceanfront municipalities in North Carolina, and this is the peer group that is most relevant when making comparisons of the Town of Emerald Isle to others.

While there are important differences among these communities, they all share common characteristics, including a desirable natural environment, similar demographics, relatively highly valued properties, and similar local government challenges. With this in mind, it is interesting to compare some of the basic indicators among the 21 oceanfront municipalities.

By most measures, Emerald Isle is among the largest of the 21 oceanfront municipalities in North Carolina.

A Note About the Data

The data presented above is intended to give the reader a better general sense of how Emerald Isle compares to our most relevant peer group, but it is also important to note that this data does not account for differences in the individual communities' expectations, historical development patterns, historical challenges and opportunities, the range of services provided, nor the quality of services provided.

We hope this information is interesting and helpful to you. All of us at the Town of Emerald Isle try our best to provide the highest quality local government services at the lowest possible cost for our taxpayers. We also continually strive to improve the quality of life for our residents and also continually enhance Emerald Isle's desirability as a tourism destination and vacation home community!