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Beaufort, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Beaufort had a population of 4,415 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Beaufort is located at latitude 34.7291 and longitude -76.6538 in Carteret County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Beaufort (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.62 sq. miles and a water area of 1 sq. miles. Carteret County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Beaufort (GNIS ID: 2405222) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Beaufort is located within Township of Beaufort, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carteret County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Beaufort population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beaufort: Fishtown, Wareiock.

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Beaufort, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,415
Population in Households 4,264
Population in Familes 3,086
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density1 955
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 2,185
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 1,226
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,014 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,183 (39.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,002 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 829 (27.5%)
Median Home Value $238,600
Average Home Value $291,462


Median Household Income $42,998
Average Household Income $60,906
Per Capita Income $29,724
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.43% 1.3%
Households 1.5% 1.34%
Families 2.49% 1.18%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Beaufort, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beaufort to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 172 77th
Population Density1 # 241 68th
Diversity Index2 # 438 41st
Median Household Income # 303 59th
Per Capita Income # 117 84th

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