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Beaufort, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Beaufort had a population of 4,470 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beaufort: Fishtown, Wareiock.

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Beaufort, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,470
Daytime Population: Workers 3,077
Daytime Population: Residents 2,438
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,515
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 4,318
Population in Familes 3,118
Population in Group Qrtrs 152
Population Density2 967
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $44,539
Average Household Income $65,686
Per Capita Income $31,932


Total Housing Units 3,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,181 (38.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,024 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 873 (28.4%)
Median Home Value $244,444
Average Home Value $292,132


Total Households 2,205
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 1,233
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 1.41% 1.14%
Households 1.42% 1.15%
Families 2.23% 1.0%
Median Household Income   3.45%
Per Capita Income   3.8%

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, 2017 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 # 171 77th
Population Density # 234 68th
Diversity Index # 447 40th
Median Household Income # 291 61st
Per Capita Income # 112 85th

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