Beaufort, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 4,164 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.4%
 
Males: 1,978  (47.5%)
Females: 2,186  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

49.4 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28516.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,887 (it was $28,763 in 2000)
Beaufort:

$42,887
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,712 (it was $19,356 in 2000)

Beaufort town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $199,638 (it was $112,900 in 2000)
Beaufort:

$199,638
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $321,652; detached houses: $354,880; townhouses or other attached units: $248,462; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $920,673; mobile homes: $15,540

Median gross rent in 2017: $824.

March 2019 cost of living index in Beaufort: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.8%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.5% for Black residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents, 93.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Beaufort, NC (2017)
    • 3,43480.6%White alone
    • 51912.2%Black alone
    • 1724.0%Two or more races
    • 922.2%Hispanic
    • 120.3%American Indian alone
    • 80.2%Asian alone

Races in Beaufort detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Beaufort, North Carolina as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Beaufort is 305 to 1.


Crime rates in Beaufort by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(24.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(24.6)
1
(23.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(70.7)
3
(70.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.4)
2
(48.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(98.5)
1
(23.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(70.7)
3
(70.8)
3
(68.7)
3
(73.3)
4
(96.7)
3
(73.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(70.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.4)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
19
(467.9)
28
(666.5)
12
(277.4)
14
(329.8)
7
(165.3)
17
(389.2)
17
(415.6)
18
(435.3)
13
(316.5)
6
(142.3)
10
(236.4)
10
(235.6)
3
(71.0)
9
(215.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
37
(911.1)
38
(904.5)
74
(1,711)
59
(1,390)
44
(1,039)
40
(915.8)
42
(1,027)
48
(1,161)
59
(1,437)
27
(640.6)
15
(354.6)
19
(447.7)
30
(710.4)
46
(1,101)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
125
(3,078)
112
(2,666)
131
(3,028)
102
(2,403)
147
(3,470)
156
(3,571)
108
(2,641)
104
(2,515)
104
(2,532)
115
(2,728)
94
(2,222)
67
(1,579)
109
(2,581)
84
(2,011)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(98.5)
8
(190.4)
11
(254.3)
9
(212.0)
5
(118.0)
5
(114.5)
5
(122.2)
7
(169.3)
6
(146.1)
3
(71.2)
5
(118.2)
4
(94.3)
2
(47.4)
5
(119.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(73.9)
1
(23.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.6)
1
(23.6)
1
(23.7)
1
(23.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)386.9344.7316.7354.1331.9314.6312.0350.2298.8226.1191.7149.2185.2258.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Beaufort, NC

Crime rate in Beaufort detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.83
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (16.6%), English (15.5%), Irish (5.5%), German (5.0%), Scottish (4.2%), French (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 2.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,518 people per square mile   (low).

Beaufort, North Carolina map

154 residents are foreign born (2.2% Europe, 0.8% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

This town:

3.7%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,409 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,222 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, NC (43.1 miles , pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (135.7 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (374.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Atlantic Beach, NC (2.3 miles ),
Morehead City, NC (2.3 miles ),
Harkers Island, NC (2.4 miles ),
Gloucester, NC (2.5 miles ),
Marshallberg, NC (2.8 miles ),
Pine Knoll Shores, NC (3.1 miles ),
Davis, NC (3.5 miles ),
Newport, NC (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 34.72 N, Longitude: 76.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,400 (+33.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 875 (46.4%)

Area code: 252

Distribution of median household income in Beaufort, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Beaufort, NC in 2017
Beaufort satellite photo by USGS

Beaufort tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $179,100
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2003: 65 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2004: 91 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 55 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $44,600
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $44,600
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 2012: 28 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $199,200
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $211,800
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $306,600
  • 2016: 16 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2017: 56 buildings, average cost: $208,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Beaufort, NC residents
Average permit cost in Beaufort, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Beaufort, NC
Historical housing units in Beaufort, NC
Most common industries in Beaufort, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.3%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.1%)
  • Wood products (5.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (22.7%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.2%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Beaufort, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)

Average climate in Beaufort, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Beaufort-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.7 miles away from the Beaufort town center killed 2 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/3/1967, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beaufort-area historical earthquake activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 236.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 210.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 230.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 247.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 338.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carteret County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 16, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beaufort topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Beaufort:

  • HARBORVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MOREHEAD CITY, NC)
  • BMA OF CRYSTAL COAST INC (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; MOREHEAD CITY, NC)
  • CARTERET GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; MOREHEAD CITY, NC)
  • CROATAN RIDGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NEWPORT, NC)

Airports located in Beaufort:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beaufort:

  • Craven Community College (about 38 miles; New Bern, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,712)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 42 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 64 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Pitt Community College (about 72 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • East Carolina University (about 74 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 78 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 78 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)

Public high school in Beaufort:

Public elementary/middle schools in Beaufort:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Beaufort: Beaufort Docks (A), Carteret County Public Library (B), North Carolina Maritime Museum (C), Schooner Shores Group Home (D), Beaufort Town Hall (E), Carteret County Criminal Court (F), Beaufort Police Department (G), Carteret County Sheriff's Office (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Beaufort include: First Baptist Church of Beaufort (A), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (B), Queen Street Missionary Baptist Church (C), Purvis Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (D), The Beaufort Original Freewill Baptist Church (E), Grace Presbyterian Church (F), New Hope Baptist Church (G), Mount Zion Baptist Church (H), Bridgeway Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Ocean View Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Beaufort: Rachael Carson National Estuarine Sanctuary (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Friends of the Museum NC Maritime Museum (410 Front Street), Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment - Marine Laboratory- Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 135 Duke Marine Lab Road), Beaufort Historical Associates (150 Turner Street), Lookout Express (Tours & Charters; 410 Front Street).

Hotels: Elizabeth Inn (307 Front Street), Cousins B&B (Ip) (303 Turner Street), Anchorage House Bed and Breakfast (211 Turner Street).

Court: Carteret County - Court Division- Magistrates Office (402 Broad Street).

Birthplace of: Brien Taylor - Baseball player, Joe Montford - Player of and football, Kevin Brooks (basketball) - Basketball player, Levar Fisher - 2005 NFL player (New Orleans Saints, born: Jul 2, 1979), Michael J. Smith (astronaut) - Astronaut.

Carteret County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Beaufort and their reported violations in the past:

BEAUFORT, TOWN OF (Address: TOWN OF BEAUFORT , Population served: 4,189, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-11-2014), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-18-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-10-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-10-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
OUTER ISLAND GENERAL STORE (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
EASTERN PARK (Address: CARTERET COUNTY UTILITIES , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SMYRNA PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
EASTERN PARK ANNEX (Address: CARTERET COUNTY UTILITIES , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-15-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-25-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-02-2011)
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
RADIO ISLAND BEACH ACCESS (Address: CARTERET COUNTY UTILITIES , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-07-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2013)
SOUTH RIVER PARK (Address: CARTERET COUNTY UTILITIES , Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-27-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2005), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
MARINERS PARK (Address: CARTERET COUNTY UTILITIES , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-26-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Beaufort that have no violations reported:

  • GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

1.9 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

52.8%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Beaufort in 2010:

  • 114 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in college/university student housing
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
62 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
17 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Banks with branches in Beaufort (2011 data):

  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Beaufort Branch at 411 Front Street, branch established on 1934/02/21; East Beaufort Branch at U. S. Highway 70 & State Highway 101, branch established on 1972/10/02. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Bank: Beaufort Branch 9 at 1503 Live Oak Street, branch established on 1898/01/01. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp
  • Sound Banking Company: Beaufort Branch at 1897 Live Oak Street, branch established on 2007/07/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $113.5 mil, Deposits: $87.3 mil, headquarters in Morehead City, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Beaufort Branch at 1792 Live Oak Street, branch established on 1982/03/22. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Beaufort Branch at 617 Front Street, branch established on 1967/06/15. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Beaufort:

Marital status in Beaufort, NC
  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Beaufort:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Beaufort
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Beaufort, NC (based on Carteret County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,89673
Mainline Protestant9,17134
Catholic2,3451
Other1,1476
Black Protestant8137
None37,097-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Carteret County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Carteret County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Carteret County:

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 96
Here:

15.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Carteret County:

27.3%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.9%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

39.8%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Beaufort:

24.7%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.8%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Beaufort:

49.5%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.9%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Beaufort, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 18$51,868$34,5790$0
Firefighters 14$43,261$37,0810$0
Other and Unallocable 12$64,602$64,6020$0
Solid Waste Management 8$40,541$60,8120$0
Sewerage 8$25,978$38,9670$0
Water Supply 5$25,362$60,8690$0
Financial Administration 5$15,971$38,3300$0
Other Government Administration 3$11,890$47,5606$1,286
Fire - Other 1$6,173$74,0760$0
Police - Other 1$6,756$81,0720$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 75$292,402$46,7846$1,286

Beaufort government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $125,000 ($30.02)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,193,000 ($286.50)
    General - Other: $1,053,000 ($252.88)
    Sewerage: $1,020,000 ($244.96)
    Regular Highways: $988,000 ($237.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $910,000 ($218.54)
    Financial Administration: $656,000 ($157.54)
    Water Utilities: $613,000 ($147.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $386,000 ($92.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $220,000 ($52.83)
    General Public Buildings: $204,000 ($48.99)
    Central Staff Services: $200,000 ($48.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($6.72)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($10.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $141,000 ($33.86)
    Regular Highways: $118,000 ($28.34)
    Police Protection: $46,000 ($11.05)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($0.96)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,752,000 ($420.75)

Beaufort government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,090,000 ($501.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $296,000 ($71.09)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $197,000 ($47.31)
    Parking Facilities: $9,000 ($2.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $182,000 ($43.71)
    Rents: $162,000 ($38.90)
    General Revenue - Other: $48,000 ($11.53)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($1.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $827,000 ($198.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $272,000 ($65.32)
    Other: $191,000 ($45.87)
    Highways: $118,000 ($28.34)
  • Tax - Property: $2,375,000 ($570.37)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $753,000 ($180.84)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $79,000 ($18.97)
    Other License: $39,000 ($9.37)

Beaufort government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,634,000 ($4715.18)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,604,000 ($4467.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,030,000 ($247.36)

Beaufort government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,067,000 ($976.71)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,915,000 ($700.05)

7.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($748 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.09%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Craven County, NC  0.83% ($45,707 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.65% ($42,216)
from Wake County, NC  0.43% ($88,405)


7.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($820 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Craven County, NC  1.11% ($37,000 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.80% ($37,425)
to Wake County, NC  0.44% ($36,111)
Businesses in Beaufort, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hardee's1
Burger King1Lane Furniture1
CVS1McDonald's1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx2UPS3
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Beaufort:

  • WBTB (1400 AM; 1 kW; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: EASTERN CAROLINA BROADCASTING COMPAN)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WANG (1330 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beaufort:

  • W218AR (91.5 FM; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTKF (107.3 FM; ATLANTIC, NC; Owner: ATLANTIC RIDGE TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WRHT (96.3 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLGP (100.3 FM; HARKERS ISLAND, NC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WOTJ (90.7 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WBJD (91.5 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WANG-FM (105.1 FM; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRUP (97.9 FM; BAYBORO, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WNBR (94.1 FM; ORIENTAL, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W203BC (88.5 FM; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Beaufort:

  • W05BI (Channel 5; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFXI (Channel 8; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Beaufort fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Beaufort fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.0mTotal length
  • 38,260Total average daily traffic
  • 4,160Total average daily truck traffic
  • 76,520Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Beaufort)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Beaufort, NC)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Beaufort)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Beaufort)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 49. The highest number of fire incidents - 81 took place in 2011, and the least - 24 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Beaufort, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.8%), and Outside Fires (27.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Beaufort, NC
    • 42550.8%Structure Fires
    • 23227.7%Outside Fires
    • 11914.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 617.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Beaufort, NC
Most common first names in Beaufort, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William10673.1 years
John9273.2 years
James6773.3 years
Mary6176.0 years
Charles5572.2 years
George5376.2 years
Robert5271.9 years
Joseph2671.2 years
Annie2677.9 years
Margaret2675.0 years
Most common last names in Beaufort, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gillikin13471.4 years
Lewis9374.1 years
Willis8975.4 years
Davis5771.5 years
Smith5573.4 years
Lawrence5571.9 years
Taylor4676.4 years
Johnson4373.8 years
Jones4074.4 years
Mason3477.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Beaufort, NC
  • 85.7%Electricity
  • 11.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Beaufort, NC
  • 89.7%Electricity
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%No fuel used


Beaufort compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 32 pilots and 15 other airmen in this city.
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