Total General Fund Revenues

Total General Fund revenues can also be an indicator of the size of the municipality, and potentially can be considered when judging the overall value of local government services. As noted, Emerald Isle collected slightly more than $7.1 million of General Fund revenues (from all sources) in Fiscal Year 2009 to 2010.

Total General Fund Revenues: North Carolina Oceanfront Towns
Fiscal Year 2009 to 2010

Source: NC State Treasurer

RankMunicipalityTotal General Fund Revenues
1Kill Devil Hills$11,195,581
2Oak Island$10,918,256
3Nags Head$10,008,478
4Carolina Beach$8,381,128
5Wrightsville Beach$7,984,017
6Bald Head Island$7,179,655
7Emerald Isle$7,115,907
8Surf City$5,507,319
9Ocean Isle Beach$5,500,407
10Kitty Hawk$5,374,049
11Sunset Beach$5,359,809
12Atlantic Beach$5,300,077
14Southern Shores$4,025,211
15North Topsail Beach$3,504,282
16Pine Knoll Shores$3,156,255
17Kure Beach$3,092,699
18Holden Beach$2,103,184
19Topsail Beach$2,021,150
20Indian Beach$1,251,428
21Caswell Beach$795,829

Total General Fund Revenues Per Housing Unit

In order to get a clearer picture of relative revenues, it may be helpful to compare the total General Fund revenues per housing unit. As noted below, the Town of Emerald Isle received approximately $1,057 per housing unit to fund General Fund expenses during Fiscal Year 2009 to 2010. This ranks Emerald Isle among the lowest by this indicator.

Total General Fund Revenues Per Housing Unit
North Carolina Oceanfront Towns
Fiscal Year 2009 to 2010

Source: NC State Treasurer and 2010 US Census

RankMunicipalityTotal General Fund Revenues per Housing Unit
1Bald Head Island$6,462
2Wrightsville Beach$2,902
3Nags Head$2,049
5Ocean Isle Beach$1,716
6Southern Shores$1,699
7Kill Devil Hills$1,692
8Kitty Hawk$1,681
9Surf City$1,663
10Topsail Beach$1,557
11Pine Knoll Shores$1,540
12Carolina Beach$1,490
13Kure Beach$1,398
14North Topsail Beach$1,376
15Oak Island$1,257
16Caswell Beach$1,162
17Atlantic Beach$1,074
18Emerald Isle$1,057
19Sunset Beach$1,049
20Holden Beach$901
21Indian Beach$800