Beaufort, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Beaufort, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Beaufort had a population of 4,383 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beaufort: Fishtown, Wareiock.

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


Total Population 4,383
Population in Households 4,232
Population in Familes 3,080
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density2 948
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $46,084
Average Household Income $66,914
Per Capita Income $32,550


Total Housing Units 3,014 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,211 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 955 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 848 (28.1%)
Median Home Value $244,349
Average Home Value $302,374


Total Households 2,166
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 1,213
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.0% 0.67%
Households 1.03% 0.66%
Families 1.75% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

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, 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 # 176 76th
Population Density # 242 67th
Diversity Index # 454 39th
Median Household Income # 311 58th
Per Capita Income # 122 84th

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