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Welcome to Emerald Isle ...

The coastal town of Emerald Isle is located in Carteret County<1>.

The location of Emerald Isle has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Emerald Isle has a population of 3,697 people<3> (see below for details).

Emerald Isle was established in 1957.

The community of Emerald Isle is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Emerald Isle lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Emerald Isle is within the (252) area code.

Websites for Emerald Isle ...

Official Website: www.emeraldisle-nc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Emerald Isle had an population of 3,697 people. This is an increase of 1.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Emerald Isle had a population of 3,655 people (which is 5.5% of the total population of Carteret County). This makes Emerald Isle the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Emerald Isle represents 0.04% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 170th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,655 people, the population of Emerald Isle increased 4.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,488 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Emerald Isle.

Communities Also Named Emerald Isle ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Emerald Isle - it's located in Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Emerald Isle.

Communities near Emerald Isle ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Emerald Isle.

  • Havelock (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havelock
    • Havelock lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Emerald Isle and is located in Craven County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,593 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havelock
  • Morehead City (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morehead City
    • Morehead City lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Emerald Isle and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,669 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morehead City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morehead City<6>
  • Newport (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
    • Newport lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Emerald Isle and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,636 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<6>
  • Swansboro (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansboro
    • Swansboro lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Emerald Isle and is located in Onslow County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,394 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swansboro<6>
  • Atlantic Beach (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic Beach
    • Atlantic Beach lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Emerald Isle and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,515 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlantic Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlantic Beach<6>
  • Pine Knoll Shores (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Knoll Shores
    • Pine Knoll Shores lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Emerald Isle and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,315 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Knoll Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Knoll Shores
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Knoll Shores<6>
  • Peletier (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peletier
    • Peletier lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Emerald Isle and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peletier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peletier
  • Indian Beach (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Beach
    • Indian Beach lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Emerald Isle and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Beach<6>
  • Broad Creek (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broad Creek
    • Broad Creek lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Emerald Isle and is located in Carteret County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broad Creek
  • Bear Creek (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Emerald Isle. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Emerald Isle.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Emerald Isle. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Emerald Isle.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Emerald Isle. See our Newspapers Page for Emerald Isle.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Emerald Isle ...

Looking for more information about Emerald Isle? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Emerald Isle, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Emerald Isle.

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About Carteret County

About North Carolina

The official website for Emerald Isle: www.emeraldisle-nc.org/

The official website for Carteret County: www.co.carteret.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Carteret, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Emerald Isle.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Emerald Isle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Emerald Isle) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Emerald Isle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Emerald IsleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emerald Isle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6644, Longitude: -77.0317       In this case, the coordinates for Emerald Isle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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