Housing Density Per Acre

Emerald Isle prides itself on its "family beach", "small-town atmosphere", and the preservation of this atmosphere is the Town's highest priority. As noted in the table, Emerald Isle has developed in a low density manner, with an average of 2 housing units per acre in the Town.

Housing Density - Per Acre: North Carolina Oceanfront Towns 
2009 to 2010

Source: 2010 US Census and NC State Demographer

RankMunicipalityHousing Units Per Acre
1Kure Beach4.4
2Indian Beach4.1
3Carolina Beach3.4
4Atlantic Beach3.4
5Wrightsville Beach3.2
6Emerald Isle2.0
7Kill Devil Hills1.9
9Ocean Isle Beach1.4
10Sunset Beach1.3
11Pine Knoll Shores1.2
12Holden Beach1.2
13Nags Head1.2
14Southern Shores0.9
15Oak Island0.9
16Surf City0.8
17North Topsail Beach0.6
18Kitty Hawk0.6
19Topsail Beach0.5
20Bald Head Island0.4
21Caswell Beach0.3