ZIP Code 28594 - Emerald Isle North Carolina

ZIP Code 28594 is located in Emerald Isle North Carolina. Portions of 28594 are also in White Oak Township (Carteret County) and Morehead Township (Carteret County). 28594 is entirely within Carteret County. Regionally, it is located in the Eastern Carolina Region.

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ZIP Code 28594 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameEmerald Isle
Primary CountyCarteret County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)3,870
Area Code(s)252
Current Time

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28594 Demographics

28594 can be classified socioeconomically as Middle Class class compared to other ZIP Codes in North Carolina based on Median Household Income and Average Adjusted Gross Income. The majority race/ethnicity residing in 28594 is White. The current unemployment level in 28594 is 3.8%.

Population Growth Rate3.75%
Population Density680 People per Square Mile
Total Households1,669
Percentage High Income Households4.3%
Median Household Income (2021)$87,794
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2021)$442,280
Current Unemployment Rate (May 2024)3.8%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 96.54%

28594 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American421.15%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander180.49%

28594 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College923.4%
Bachelor Degree80529.77%
High School Diploma55020.34%
No High School Diploma60.22%
GED or Alternate531.96%
1 or More Years of College40915.13%
Associates Degree27710.24%
Masters Degree36213.39%
Professional Degree632.33%
Doctorate Degree873.22%

28594 Geography

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RegionEastern Carolina Region
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaMorehead City, NC
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/New_York
Area6 Square Miles

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28594 Schools

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28594 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Average First Frost DateRare
Average Last Frost DateRare
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion63g - Carolinian Barrier Islands and Coastal Marshes

28594 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)36374350606872716655463954
Avg Max Temp (°F)56586572798589888476686073
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