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Emerald Isle is a town in Carteret County, in the Morehead City metro area.
The latitude of Emerald Isle is 34.677N. The longitude is -76.951W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,488.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Emerald Isle demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carteret County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28594 ZIP code.
14% of Emerald Isle residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Emerald Isle ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Emerald Isle was $31,316, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Emerald Isle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Emerald Isle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $675. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,276.
Carteret County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Emerald Isle political report.
The average commute time for Emerald Isle workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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