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Living In Emerald Isle, NC

A small town in North Carolina, Emerald Isle has just under 4,000 residents. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (31%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 50, skew notably older than most cities in North Carolina. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 73% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,286 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $931.

There are three primary industries in Emerald Isle: healthcare, education, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 17% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of the town's population works in sales, making it the top field in the town. With an average annual income of about $83K, Emerald Isle workers bring in around $15,000 more than the average North Carolina resident. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Emerald Isle has a high percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 14% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 21% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

With an average commute time of about 30 minutes, longer than most cities in North Carolina, Emerald Isle residents find that getting to work takes some patience. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 34% of workers, while public transit isn't used. Not many residents walk to work.

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