Beaufort, NC 28516 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28516: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Beaufort, NC 28516

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cape Lookout National Seasho, NC 28516

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Carteret County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.732, Longitude -76.655
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 628
  • PO Box Addresses: 435
  • Residential Addresses: 5,687
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 265
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,422

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Beaufort, NC 28516 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,611
Daytime Population: Workers 5,031
Daytime Population: Residents 6,630
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,661
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 12,439
Population in Familes 9,623
Population in Group Qrtrs 172
Population Density2 98
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $44,267
Average Household Income $63,349
Per Capita Income $28,681


Total Housing Units 7,572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,750 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,896 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,926 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $195,918
Average Home Value $250,673


Total Households 5,646
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 3,521
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 1.15% 0.99%
Households 1.16% 1.0%
Families 0.94% 0.87%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

Beaufort, NC 28516 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28516 to the other 782 ZIP Codes 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 # 270 66th
Population Density # 462 41st
Diversity Index # 528 32nd
Median Household Income # 366 53rd
Per Capita Income # 167 79th

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