Emerald Isle, NC 28594 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28594: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Carteret County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.664, Longitude -77.005
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 289
  • PO Box Addresses: 474
  • Residential Addresses: 2,217
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,217

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Emerald Isle, NC 28594 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,638
Daytime Population: Workers 1,642
Daytime Population: Residents 2,062
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,704
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 3,638
Population in Familes 2,799
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 624
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $65,576
Average Household Income $85,128
Per Capita Income $40,130


Total Housing Units 6,872 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,189 (17.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 526 ( 7.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,157 (75.0%)
Median Home Value $407,561
Average Home Value $486,754


Total Households 1,715
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,084
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% 0.12%
Households -0.14% 0.05%
Families -0.29% -0.02%
Median Household Income   4.02%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

Emerald Isle, NC 28594 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28594 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 488 38th
Population Density # 165 79th
Diversity Index # 727 7th
Median Household Income # 62 92nd
Per Capita Income # 50 94th

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