Emerald Isle, North Carolina Population 2020

3,700

Emerald Isle is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,700, it is the 184th largest city in North Carolina and the 5619th largest city in the United States. Emerald Isle is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually but its population has increased by 1.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,655 in 2010. Emerald Isle reached it's highest population of 3,702 in 2015. Spanning over 5 miles, Emerald Isle has a population density of 752 people per square mile.

The average household income in Emerald Isle is $90,546 with a poverty rate of 6.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,367 per month, and the median house value is $363,900. The median age in Emerald Isle is 55.7 years, 53.7 years for males, and 56.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.7 males.

Emerald Isle Demographics

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

  • White: 96.08%
  • Two or more races: 1.78%
  • Native American: 0.87%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.87%
  • Black or African American: 0.41%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Emerald Isle, North Carolina is 3,700, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,702.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,655.

Emerald Isle, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,55496.08%
Two or More Races661.78%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native320.87%
Black or African American150.41%

Emerald Isle Population Pyramid 2020

Emerald Isle Median Age

55.7


Total

53.7


Male

56.2


Female

Emerald Isle Adults

There are 3,133 adults, (1,146 of whom are seniors) in Emerald Isle.

Emerald Isle Age Dependency

86.2

Age Dependency Ratio

57.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Emerald Isle Sex Ratio

Female

1,890

51.09%

Male

1,809

48.91%

Emerald Isle Households and Families

Emerald Isle Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Emerald Isle Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married85.3%14.7%
Non Family79.6%20.4%
All79.4%20.6%
Female32.2%67.8%

79.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7602.179.4
Married1,0202.4985.3
Non Family5651.2479.6
Female1432.6532.2
Male322.5100

2.49

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

2.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Emerald Isle Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade210.69%
9th to 12th Grade290.96%
High School Graduate62320.53%
Some College50716.71%
Associates Degree36812.13%
Bachelors Degree77825.64%
Graduate Degree70823.34%

Emerald Isle Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,9002,8531,418
Multiple Races606014
Hispanic524932
Islander121212
Native American101010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,750$48,672$41,818
Less Than High School$60,156$61,094$
High School Grad$28,625$31,200$
Some College$31,917$43,938$24,688
Bachelors Degree$68,393$70,208$68,304
Graduate Degree$55,938$69,375$50,208

$43,750

Average Earnings

$48,672

Average Male

$41,818

Average Female

Emerald Isle Language

Emerald Isle Language by Age

Emerald Isle Language

96.14% of Emerald Isle residents speak only English, while 3.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.30% of the population.

Emerald Isle Poverty

Emerald Isle Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,4782326.67%
Hispanic7645.26%

6.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.20%

Male Poverty Rate

7.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emerald Isle

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emerald Isle is White, with 6.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Emerald Isle is Hispanic, with 5.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.03%.

Name Poverty
High School8.35%
Some College7.54%
Bachelors or Greater2.02%
Less Than High School0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Employed6.80%
Male Unemployed3.54%
Male Employed1.23%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Emerald Isle Income

Emerald Isle Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,761$90,546
Families$82,330$103,572
Married Families$91,875-
Non Families$47,292$62,565

Emerald Isle Marital Status

Emerald Isle Marital Status

Marriage Rates

63.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.9%

Male Marriage Rate

62.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Emerald Isle Married by Age and Sex

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

Emerald Isle Veterans

568

Number of Veterans

497

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam218
Second Gulf War206
First Gulf War198
Korea43
World War II23
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54156
75+152
65 to 74141
55 to 64115
18 to 344
Name Veterans % of Total
White54618.24%
Hawaiian1248.00%
2 or More915.00%
Indian110.00%

$Emerald Isle Veterans by Education

3.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emerald Isle Employment Status

52.7%

Labor Force Participation

46.5%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Emerald Isle Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

42.58%

Born in North Carolina

98.65%

Native Born

1.35%

Foreign Born

0.97%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.65% of Emerald Isle residents were born in the United States, with 42.58% having been born in North Carolina. 0.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,700-1-0.03%
20193,701-1-0.03%
20183,702150.41%
20173,687-1-0.03%
20163,688-14-0.38%
20153,70230.08%
20143,69940.11%
20133,695200.54%
20123,675-22-0.60%
20113,697270.74%
20103,6701820.51%
20003,4880.00%