Emerald Isle, North Carolina Population 2024

4,013

Emerald Isle is a city located in Carteret County North Carolina. Emerald Isle has a 2024 population of 4,013. Emerald Isle is currently growing at a rate of 0.93% annually and its population has increased by 4.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,846 in 2020.

The average household income in Emerald Isle is $131,444 with a poverty rate of 3.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Emerald Isle is 57.9 years, 58 years for males, and 57.7 years for females.

Emerald Isle Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Emerald Isle was:

  • White: 92.92%
  • Two or more races: 6.64%
  • Black or African American: 0.31%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
4.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
815.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.34% (167)
The current population of Emerald Isle, North Carolina is 4,013 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,846.

Emerald Isle, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,59692.92%
Two or more races2576.64%
Black or African American120.31%
Native American50.13%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Emerald Isle Population by Race

Emerald Isle Population Pyramid 2024

Emerald Isle Median Age

57.9

Total

58

Male

57.7

Female

Emerald Isle Adults

There are 3,286 adults, (1,197 of whom are seniors) in Emerald Isle.

Emerald Isle Age Dependency

85.3

Age Dependency Ratio

57.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28

Child Dependency Ratio

Emerald Isle Sex Ratio

Female2,00751.86%
Male1,86348.14%

Emerald Isle Population by Age

Emerald Isle Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7512.2184.515.5
Married1,1632.61919
Non Family4561.1475.224.8
Male722.3170.829.2
Female602.534555
showing: 5 rows

2.58

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

84.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Emerald Isle Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Emerald Isle Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Emerald Isle Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Emerald Isle Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,750

Average Earnings

$59,074

Average Male

$44,028

Average Female

Emerald Isle Earnings by Educational Attainment

Emerald Isle Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Emerald Isle Language

97.26% of Emerald Isle residents speak only English, while 2.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.35% of the population.

Emerald Isle Language

Emerald Isle Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,5281293.66%
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3.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.08%

Male Poverty Rate

2.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emerald Isle

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emerald Isle is White, with 3.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Emerald Isle is White, with 3.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.75%.

Emerald Isle Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College5.21%
High School4.37%
Bachelors or Greater3.19%
Less Than 9th Grade
showing: 4 rows

Emerald Isle Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed1.24%
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Emerald Isle Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Emerald Isle Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Emerald Isle Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

70.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

72.4%

Male Marriage Rate

69.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Emerald Isle Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Emerald Isle Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Emerald Isle Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Emerald Isle Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

452

Number of Veterans

374

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

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Emerald Isle Veterans by War

count

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Emerald Isle Veterans by Age

count

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Emerald Isle Veterans by Race

Emerald Isle Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emerald Isle Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.1%

Labor Force Participation

46%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Emerald Isle Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Emerald Isle Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Emerald Isle Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

42.04%

Born in Emerald Isle

98.37%

Native Born

1.63%

Foreign Born

0.47%

Non Citizen

1.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.37% of Emerald Isle residents were born in the United States, with 42.04% having been born in North Carolina. 0.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Emerald Isle Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,198370.89%
20284,161370.9%
20274,124370.91%
20264,087370.91%
20254,050370.92%
20244,013370.93%
20233,976370.94%
20223,939370.95%
20213,902561.46%
20203,8461494.03%
20193,697-13-0.35%
20183,710130.35%
20173,69710.03%
20163,696-13-0.35%
20153,70950.13%
20143,70440.11%
20133,700210.57%
20123,679-20-0.54%
20113,699280.76%
20103,6711835.25%
20003,488
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Emerald Isle Population by Year