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People

Total Population 4,153
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 19.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,805
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 31.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,500
% Above Poverty Level 68%
% Below Poverty Level 32%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 48.7%
Median Gross Rent $703
Median House Value $182,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.8%
US/American 0%
English 19.8%
Irish 12.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Beaufort Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles E of Jacksonville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Carteret
Standard Zip Codes 28516
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.718
Longitude -76.664

Beaufort Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOREHEAD CITY 2 WNW
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 72 F
Jul Temp 72 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
Station BAYBORO 3 E
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches
Station AURORA 6 N
Distance 46.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 52 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Beaufort, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cape Lookout National Seasho (28516)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlantic Beach 1,596 $55,036
Emerald Isle 3,708 $75,703
Havelock 20,729 $44,309
Newport 4,598 $55,128
Pine Knoll Shores 1,515 $81,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Beaufort High Schools

EAST CARTERET HIGH
3263 HWY 70 E
252-728-3514
Serves 633 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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