Facts & Figures

Growth of the Town of Emerald Isle

Years Tax Base Tax Rate Budget Employees Population
2016-2017   .155 9,103,200 57 3791
2015-2016 2,718,824,516 .155 8,902,435 55 3797
2014-2015 3,006,859,084 .140 8,454,128 57 3775
2013-2014 3,005,643,363 .125 8,284,239 58 3784
2012-2013 2,991,621,833 .115 6,971,385 55 3717
2011-2012 2,974,241,884 .115 6,754,621 55 3711
2010-2011 4,286,747,000 .080 7,016,691 58 3669
2009-2010 4,299,889,000 .070 6,678,711 58 3982
2008-2009 4,253,358,605 .070 7,758,977 61 3877
2007-2008 4,280,662,779 .067 7,383,048 63 3855
2006-2007 1,508,750,664 .155 6,420,916 61 3861
2005-2006 1,429,930,054 .155 6,272,744 60 3803
2004-2005 1,388,577,305 .165 6,515,983 59 3720
2003-2004 1,357,286,348 .175 6,207,147 59 3609
2002-2003 1,356,819,173 .185 5,113,879 59 3564
2001-2002 1,332,768,000 .175 5,391,960 58 3488
2000-2001 $1,020,000,000 .195 $4,649,505 56 3219
1999-2000 $1,008,000,000 .195 $4,407,547 54 3156
1998-99 $993,000,000 .185 $4,668,161 50 3187
1997-98 $975,000,000 .175 $4,026,000 50 3061
1996-97 $701,300,000 .200 $3,562,204 49 3091
1995-96 $693,155,722 .200 $3,352,785 46 2792
1994-95 $662,428,642 .215 $2,974,067 43 2842
1993-94 $645,217,782 .215 $2,485,295 42 2538
1992-93 $629,580,122 .215 $2,485,295 42 2538
1991-92 $607,711,402 .215 $2,426,734 41 2447

Population

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

Year Population
1960 14
1970 122
1980 865
1990 2424
2000 3219
2010 3669
Year Age 55 & Over
1970 18%
1980 27%
1990 28%

 Average Temperatures

Month Water Air (High / Low)
January 48 50-39
February 48 55-39
March 54 62-44
April 60 70-53
May 70 78-62
June 75 84-70
July 80 87-73
August 81 87-73
September 80 83-68
October 70 75-58
November 60 66-47
December 54 57-39

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 & 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.