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Population in 2012: 12,788 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 

Males: 6,441  (50.4%)
Females: 6,347  (49.6%)

Median resident age:  34.2 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29902, 29904, 29906, 29907, 29935, 29940, 29941.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,981 (it was $36,532 in 2000)
Beaufort:

$46,981
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,248

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $223,897 (it was $106,300 in 2000)
Beaufort:

$223,897
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $317,476; Detached houses: $327,619; Townhouses or other attached units: $473,756; In 2-unit structures: $392,895; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $449,874; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $155,018; Mobile homes: $89,443

Median gross rent in 2012: $835.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 29906, 29907, 29940, 29941.

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  • White alone - 7,973 (63.7%)
  • Black alone - 2,887 (23.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1,193 (9.5%)
  • Two or more races - 325 (2.6%)
  • Asian alone - 111 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 33 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Beaufort: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (11.3%), English (10.7%), Irish (10.2%), United States (6.2%), French (3.7%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 11 feet

Land area: 18.6 square miles.

Population density: 687 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Beaufort:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beaufort city:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

830 residents are foreign born (1.8% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

This city:  6.6%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Beaufort, South Carolina as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Beaufort to the number of sex offenders is 413 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,044 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $957 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (35.8 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (156.9 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (607.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Burton, SC (1.7 miles ), Port Royal, SC (1.8 miles ), Shell Point, SC (2.1 miles ), Laurel Bay, SC (2.5 miles ), St. Helena, SC (2.5 miles) , Parris Island, SC (2.7 miles ), Sheldon, SC (3.5 miles) , Ridgeland, SC (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 92 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 1998: 58 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 1999: 85 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2000: 57 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2001: 37 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2003: 67 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 2004: 81 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2005: 69 buildings, average cost: $209,900
  • 2006: 76 buildings, average cost: $251,500
  • 2007: 48 buildings, average cost: $289,600
  • 2008: 36 buildings, average cost: $256,700
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $253,900
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $394,500
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $282,100
  • 2012: 27 buildings, average cost: $265,700

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Latitude: 32.43 N, Longitude: 80.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,552 (+68.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,940 (47.8%)

Area code: 843

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Crime rates in Beaufort by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 11100001022
per 100,000 7.57.98.00.00.00.00.08.60.016.015.8
Rapes 6941392710374
per 100,000 45.371.431.9104.473.516.759.585.724.856.031.6
Robberies 4044375034354128334529
per 100,000 301.7349.2295.3401.4277.6292.6348.3240.1273.3359.9229.2
Assaults 1241051661231081091238599123104
per 100,000 935.4833.31325.0987.5881.9911.41044.9728.8819.8983.6821.9
Burglaries 161161168180186140162150153132147
per 100,000 1214.51277.71341.01445.11518.91170.61376.11286.11267.01055.61161.8
Thefts 614639567559591669641524631618656
per 100,000 4631.55071.04525.94487.84826.15593.65445.14492.85225.24942.05184.5
Auto thefts 53474548N/A433421201921
per 100,000 399.8373.0359.2385.4N/A359.5288.8180.1165.6151.9166.0
Arson 23668120222
per 100,000 15.123.847.948.265.38.417.00.016.616.015.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 584.5617.3647.2660.3N/A572.3646.7544.3534.2616.1548.3

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 48 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.48
South Carolina average:

2.36

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Beaufort, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,942 (+29.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (3%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Beaufort-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 38.3 miles away from the Beaufort city center killed 2 people and injured 17 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 9/11/1960, a category F3 tornado 48.5 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beaufort-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.3 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 44.0 miles away from Beaufort 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 54.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 43.2 miles away from Beaufort center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 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 Beaufort County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Joe Frazier - Boxer, Robert Smalls - Politician, Stephen Elliott, Jr. - Brigadier General, Alvin Brown - Politician, Anne Pressly - News Anchor, Emmet M. Walsh - Catholic bishop, Middleton Stuart Elliott - Navy admiral and Medal of Honor recipient, Reilley Rankin - Professional golfer, Robert Rhett - Lawyer and politician, Stephen Elliott (bishop) - And C.S.A. Protestant Episcopal bishop.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Beaufort: Middleton Stuart Elliott.


Hospitals/medical centers in Beaufort:

  • DCI PORT ROYAL (Dialysis Facility, 300 MIDTOWN DRIVE)
  • BEAUFORT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 955 RIBAUT RD)
  • HOSPICE CARE OF AMERICA (Hospital, 21 PROFESSIONAL VILLAGE CIRCLE)
  • LOW COUNTRY GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, PO BOX 1068)
  • UNITED HOSPICE BEAUFORT (Hospital, 1605 NORTH STREET)
  • BAYVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, 11 TODD DRIVE)
  • BEAUFORT MEM HOSP TCU (Nursing Home, 955 RIBAUT ROAD)

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Airports and heliports located in Beaufort:


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Amtrak station near Beaufort:

  • 20 miles: YEMASSEE (MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.cityofbeaufort.org

College/University in Beaufort:

  • Technical College of the Lowcountry (Full-time enrollment: 951; Location: 921 Ribaut Road; Public; Website: www.tcl.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beaufort:

  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 35 miles; Savannah, GA; Full-time enrollment: 8,605)
  • Savannah State University (about 36 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,255)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 38 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • South University-Savannah (about 39 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,933)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 42 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 50 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,431)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 50 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,287)

Private high school in Beaufort:

  • BEAUFORT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 378 PARRIS ISLAND GATEWAY; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Beaufort:

Private elementary/middle schools in Beaufort:

  • ST PETERS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 70 LADYS ISLAND DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • EC MONTESSORI AND GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 15 CELADON DR; Grades: PK - 3)
  • BEAUFORT SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 7; Location: 106 LAUREL BAY RD; Grades: KG - 6)
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Library in Beaufort:

  • BEAUFORT COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,400,424; Location: 311 SCOTT STREET; 272,952 books; 12,180 e-books; 8,452 audio materials; 20,784 video materials; 19 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 581 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Beaufort: Beaufort Yacht Club (A), Beaufort Business Center (B), Beaufort Village Industrial Park (C), Parris Island Golf Course (D), Ladys Island Marina (E), Beaufort Artillery Arsenal (F), Beaufort City Hall (G), Beaufort County Courthouse (H), Beaufort County Jail (I), Beaufort Township Library (J), Verdier House Museum (K), Elliott House Museum (L), Beaufort County Library Main Branch (M), Summit Place of Beaufort (N), Morningside of Beaufort (O), Beaufort County Emergency Management Services (P), Beaufort Fire Department Headquarters (Q), Burton Fire Department Burton Hill (R), Beaufort Fire Department Station 2 (S), Beaufort Police Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Jean Ribaut Square Shopping Center (1), Cross Creek Shopping Center (2), Beaufort Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Beaufort include: Calvary Church (A), Riverview Baptist Church (B), Lawson Temple (C), Allen Church (D), Beaufort Baptist Church (E), Beth Israel Synagogue (F), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Carteret Street United Methodist Church (H), Central Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Beaufort Memorial Gardens (2), Beaufort National Cemetery (3), Beth Israel Cemetery (4), Rose Hill Cemetery (5), Bethlehem Cemetery (6), Citizens Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Salt Creek (A), Mulligan Creek (B), Broomfield Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Beaufort include: Arthur Horne Nature Park (1), Beaufort Historic District (2), Calhoun Thomas Memorial Gardens (3), Waterfront Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Burkmeyer Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Historic Beaufort Foundation (Museums; 801 Bay Street) (1), Beaufort County - Libraries- Lobeco Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1862 Trask Parkway) (2), HWY 21 Drive-In Theater (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 55 Parker Drive) (3), Beaufort County - Libraries- Beaufort Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 311 Scott Street) (4), Beaufort County - Libraries- Administration (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 311 Scott Street) (5), Beaufort Fun Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 591 Robert Smalls Parkway) (6), Silon Financial (45 Laurel Bay Road) (7), Sea Island Amusements Inc (1015 Bay Street) (8), Barber Shop Chorus-Spebsqsa (Tours & Charters; 103 West Street Extension) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge Beaufort (2221 Boundary Street) (1), Live Oaks Restaurant & Lounge (USHighway 21) (2), Best Western Sea Island Inn (1015 Bay Street) (3), Budget Inn (2519 Trask Parkway) (4), Hampton Inn (2342 Boundary Street) (5), Beaufort Inn Dining Room & Wine Bar (809 Port Republic Street) (6), Atlantic Inn (2249 Boundary Street) (7), Comfort Inn Beaufort (2227 Boundary Street) (8), Beaulieu House at Cat Island (3 Sheffield Court Cat Island) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Beaufort County - Magistrate Court- Beaufort- Information & Assistance (102 Ribaut Road) (1), Beaufort City - Municipal Court Judge (2201 Boundary Street Suite 108) (2), Information & Assistance - Clerk Of Court (102 Ribaut Road) (3), Beaufort County - Probate Court- Main Office Beaufort- Information & Assist (102 Ribaut Road) (4), Beaufort County - Family Court (102 Ribaut Road) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Beaufort 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:

DIXIE MHP (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUL-25-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and APR-20-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-1999), St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2006)
  • One minor monitoring violation
DEERFIELD ESTATES (Population served: 63, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1998 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-11-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-10-2000)
BRIARWOOD MHP (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - Between JAN-01-2000 and OCT-15-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2001)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-01-2000 and JAN-10-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2001 and MAY-13-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JAN-17-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2001), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-17-2002 to JAN-17-2002)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1998 and JAN-10-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-1999), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-1999), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2000)
GREEN ACRES MHP (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUL-25-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2005)
XPRESS LANE 9 (2770909) (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-1999), St Public Notif received (NOV-24-1999)

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

  • MARINE CORPS AIR STATION (Population served: 8326, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • BEAUFORT MHP (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.3%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.0% for Black residents, 1.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 1.9% for other race residents, 32.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.1%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Beaufort, SC

People in group quarters in Beaufort in 2010:

  • 713 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 195 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 155 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 79 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 39 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 17 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Beaufort in 2000:

  • 1,631 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 200 people in nursing homes
  • 162 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Beaufort compared to South Carolina state average:

Beaufort, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Beaufort (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Bay Street Branch at 916 Bay Street, branch established on 1937/08/18; Burton at 69 Robert Smalls Parkway, branch established on 2000/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Beaufort - Main Branch at 500 Carteret Street, branch established on 1984/07/06; Jean Ribaut Square Branch at 2115 Boundary Street, branch established on 1979/11/16. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • SCBT National Association: Ladys Island Branch at 189 Sea Island Parkway, branch established on 1999/08/30; Beaufort Branch at 1121 Boundary Street, branch established on 1986/03/17. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • CBC NATIONAL BANK: Sea Island Branch at 36 Sea Island Parkway, branch established on 2008/08/10; Messenger Service Branch at 36 Sea Island Parkway, branch established on 2002/05/15. Info updated 2008/09/26: Bank assets: $477.6 mil, Deposits: $356.2 mil, headquarters in Fernandina Beach, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Coastal Banking Company, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Beaufort Main at 1011 Bay Street, branch established on 1960/03/29; Lady's Island Branch at 148 Sea Island Parkway, branch established on 1981/07/13. 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: Port Republic Branch at 905 Port Republic Street, branch established on 1903/01/01; Beaufort Sc Main Branch at 1 Kemmerlin Lane, branch established on 2004/09/20. 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
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Beaufort Branch at 921 Bay Street, branch established on 1931/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Ameris Bank: Beaufort Branch at 2348 Boundary Street, branch established on 2001/07/09. Info updated 2012/02/27: Bank assets: $3,003.2 mil, Deposits: $2,595.8 mil, headquarters in Moultrie, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Ameris Bancorp
  • Woodforest National Bank: Beaufort Branch at 350 Robert Smalls Parkway, branch established on 2008/06/21. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Beaufort, South Carolina:

  • Howard Johnson Express, 3651 Trask Pkwy, Beaufort, SC 29906 , Phone: (843) 524-6020
  • Comfort Inn Of Beaufort, 2625 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC 29902 , Phone: (843) 525-9366, Fax: (843) 525-1529
  • Econo Lodge, 2221 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC 29901 , Phone: (843) 521-1555
  • Best Western Sea Island Inn, 1015 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902 , Phone: (843) 522-2090, Fax: (843) 521-4858
  • Best Inn, 2448 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC 29903 , Phone: (843) 524-3322, Fax: (843) 524-7264
  • Sleep Inn, 2523 W Boundary St, Beaufort, SC 29902 , Phone: (843) 522-3361
  • Hampton Inn Beaufort, 2342 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC 29902 , Phone: (843) 986-0600, Fax: (843) 986-0494
  • Country Inn And Suites Beaufort West, 2450 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC 29906 , Phone: (843) 379-4000, Fax: (843) 379-4020
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Beaufort, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Beaufort travel time to work - commute


Beaufort mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Utility gas (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Beaufort city (based on Beaufort County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.79%
Here32.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents26.6%24.6%12.5%9.1%9.0%
Congregations17.3%5.3%8.0%5.3%10.7%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents3.1%2.8%1.9%1.5%9.1%
Congregations4.0%4.0%5.3%4.0%36.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Beaufort County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Beaufort County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Beaufort County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 232
Here:

15.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Beaufort County:

20.1%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$38,612$42,1220$0
Other Government Administration 14$58,808$50,4076$3,288
Judicial and Legal 4$16,399$49,1972$4,634
Police Protection - Officers 48$189,711$47,4280$0
Police - Other 5$13,729$32,9506$3,720
Firefighters 38$128,797$40,6730$0
Fire - Other 2$5,528$33,1680$0
Streets and Highways 10$33,702$40,4420$0
Solid Waste Management 11$24,938$27,2050$0
Parks and Recreation 8$11,690$17,5350$0
Other and Unallocable 4$12,332$36,9960$0
Totals for Government 155$534,246$41,36114$11,642

Beaufort government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $5,403,000 ($422.51)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,590,000 ($280.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,397,000 ($187.44)
    General Public Buildings: $2,334,000 ($182.51)
    General - Other: $2,315,000 ($181.03)
    Central Staff Services: $1,831,000 ($143.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000,000 ($78.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $732,000 ($57.24)
    Regular Highways: $638,000 ($49.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $592,000 ($46.29)
    Financial Administration: $170,000 ($13.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $485,000 ($37.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $5,648,000 ($441.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $430,000 ($33.63)
    General - Other: $252,000 ($19.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $239,000 ($18.69)
    Police Protection: $174,000 ($13.61)
    Regular Highways: $84,000 ($6.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,077,000 ($553.41)

Beaufort government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $3,180,000 ($248.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,822,000 ($142.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $867,000 ($67.80)
    Parking Facilities: $189,000 ($14.78)
    Regular Highways: $46,000 ($3.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $26,000 ($2.03)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,002,000 ($78.35)
    Fines and Forfeits: $845,000 ($66.08)
    Sale of Property: $39,000 ($3.05)
    Donations From Private Sources: $30,000 ($2.35)
    General Revenue, NEC: $24,000 ($1.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $515,000 ($40.27)
    General Local Government Support: $355,000 ($27.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($0.70)
  • Tax - Property: $5,055,000 ($395.29)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,057,000 ($160.85)
    Public Utility License: $1,477,000 ($115.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,222,000 ($95.56)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $419,000 ($32.77)
    Other License: $84,000 ($6.57)

Beaufort government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,765,000 ($529.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,157,000 ($481.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $608,000 ($47.54)

Beaufort government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,538,000 ($824.05)

12.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($68,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.54%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.47% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,182 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

0.47%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jasper County, SC  0.31% ($28,710 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.27% ($33,937)
from Chatham County, GA  0.26% ($76,296)


10.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.04%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.41% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,392 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

0.41%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jasper County, SC  0.41% ($32,623 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.32% ($35,340)
to Charleston County, SC  0.31% ($51,325)

Strongest AM radio stations in Beaufort:

  • WVGB (1490 AM; 1 kW; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: VIVIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJLG (900 AM; 4 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WFXH (1130 AM; 1 kW; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNFO (1430 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RIDGELAND, SC)
  • WSCC (730 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTKS (1290 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WALD (1080 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WALTERBORO, SC; Owner: JACQUELYN COLLIER PEMBROKE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beaufort:

  • WAGP (88.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF BEAUFORT, INC)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGZO (103.1 FM; PARRIS ISLAND, SC; Owner: ZIP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WFXH-FM (106.1 FM; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGZR (106.9 FM; BLUFFTON, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYKZ (98.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLOW (107.9 FM; PORT ROYAL, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWVV (104.9 FM; RIDGELAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBT (94.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJCL-FM (96.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSVH (91.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WIXV (95.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLFS (91.9 FM; PORT WENTWORTH, GA; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC)
  • WSIS (103.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W218CB (91.5 FM; FROGMORE, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Beaufort:

  • W19CH (Channel 19; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W32BJ (Channel 32; BEAUFORT, ETC., SC; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSA-CA (Channel 50; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • W53BX (Channel 53; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: WHHI-TV, INC.)
  • W35AY (Channel 35; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MYRON K. HINES)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Beaufort fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 22 meters (72ft)
Total costs: $52,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,050
Total average daily truck traffic: 202
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 2,105

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Beaufort)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 113 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Beaufort, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 115 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Beaufort)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 43 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Beaufort)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 116
  • Hazardous Condition: 46
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Beaufort


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Beaufort, SC

Most common first names in Beaufort, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17271.3 years
James17169.4 years
William16572.1 years
Mary15777.2 years
Robert11070.8 years
George9571.7 years
Charles7070.4 years
Margaret6976.9 years
Joseph6972.0 years
Elizabeth6182.1 years
Most common last names in Beaufort, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9475.4 years
Brown8575.4 years
Jenkins8273.1 years
Washington8073.8 years
Williams7870.2 years
Simmons6471.8 years
Green5372.7 years
Jones5370.3 years
Singleton5270.0 years
Johnson4868.8 years
Businesses in Beaufort, SC
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Applebee's1McDonald's3
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike4
Best Western1Outback1
Blockbuster1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut2
Cricket Wireless3Publix Super Markets1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Decora Cabinetry1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza2Rite Aid2
Dunkin Donuts1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx8Sleep Inn1
GNC3Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Staples1
Goodwill1Subway5
H&R Block3T-Mobile3
Holiday Inn1T.J.Maxx1
Howard Johnson1Taco Bell1
IHOP1Talbots1
JCPenney1The Athlete's Foot1
Jimmy John's1Tire Kingdom1
Jones New York1U-Haul4
Just Tires1UPS16
KFC2Vans1
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Waffle House1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens2
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Lowe's1
Browse common businesses in Beaufort, SC

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