Beaufort County NC Information


Beaufort County Subdivisions

Beaufort County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 49,171
Population in Households 48,656
Population in Familes 39,933
Population in Group Qrtrs 515
Population Density1 59
Diversity Index2 56


Median Household Income $43,015
Average Household Income $58,411
Per Capita Income $24,659


Total Housing Units 25,727 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,756 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,796 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,175 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $140,979
Average Home Value $194,588


Total Households 20,552
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 13,747
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.35% 0.34%
Households 0.37% 0.35%
Families 0.22% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.01%


Beaufort County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beaufort County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 55 46th
Population Density # 78 23rd
Diversity Index # 41 60th
Median Household Income # 55 46th
Per Capita Income # 43 58th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.