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Beaufort County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2014: 47,585 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 44,958 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,842
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,334
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,756
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,765 (it was 4,563 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 828 sq. mi.

Water area: 130.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 57 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Beaufort County: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (22.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.1%), Educational, health and social services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Beaufort County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (66.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (25.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 22,924  (48.2%)
Females: 24,661  (51.8%)

Beaufort County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Beaufort County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $41,220 ($31,066 in 1999)

This county:

$41,220
North Carolina:

$47,830

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $435 (lower quartile is $277, upper quartile is $570)
This county:

$435
State:

$648


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $118,964 (it was $69,500 in 2000)
Beaufort:

$118,964
North Carolina:

$160,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,577 - $228,196
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,154
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $470

Institutionalized population: 374

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 15
  • Assaults: 68
  • Burglaries: 280
  • Thefts: 514
  • Auto thefts: 51

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 14
  • Assaults: 67
  • Burglaries: 274
  • Thefts: 494
  • Auto thefts: 40
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 197 buildings, average cost: $269,200
  • 2008: 163 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2009: 171 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2010: 211 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2011: 244 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2012: 317 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2013: 165 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2014: 142 buildings, average cost: $111,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,095 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $791 (0.9%)

Beaufort County household income distribution in 2009 Beaufort County home values distribution Beaufort County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 18.4%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.6% for Black residents, 23.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 92.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.6% for other race residents, 42.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 17.4%
Beaufort County:

17.4%
North Carolina:

16.4%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.2% for Black residents, 21.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 92.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.3% for other race residents, 36.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 45 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Beaufort County is $427 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $606 a month.

Cities in this county include: Washington, River Road, Belhaven, Chocowinity, Aurora, Washington Park, Bayview, Bath, Pantego, Pinetown.

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

2012 air pollution in Beaufort County:

Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bledsoe County, Tennessee , Caldwell County , DeKalb County, Tennessee , Hardeman County, Tennessee , Haywood County , Marion County, Tennessee , Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,728
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,190 (35% naturalized citizens)

Beaufort County:

2.6%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 534
  • 1990 to 1994: 259
  • 1985 to 1989: 130
  • 1980 to 1984: 70
  • 1975 to 1979: 43
  • 1970 to 1974: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 61
  • 1965 to 1969: 84
Note: State values scaled to Beaufort County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.3%

Beaufort County marital status for males Beaufort County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,006
  • One, attached: 478
  • Two: 592
  • 3 or 4: 394
  • 5 to 9: 224
  • 10 to 19: 72
  • 20 or more: 219
  • Mobile homes: 6,098
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 56

Housing units in Beaufort County with a mortgage: 5,132 (472 second mortgage, 994 home equity loan, 31 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,956

Here:

56.5% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Beaufort County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,67897
Mainline Protestant6,69347
Black Protestant2,19219
Catholic1,0201
Other3953
None21,781-
Beaufort County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Beaufort County:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Beaufort County:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

6.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Beaufort County:

11.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Beaufort County:

34.1%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Beaufort County:

Average size of farms: 430 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $187,050
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $325.19
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.70%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.02%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $157,644
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $129,985
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.28%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.88
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.40%
Corn for grain: 47984 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 31246 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 33469 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 60112 harvested acres
Vegetables: 124 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 72 acres

Earthquake activity:

Beaufort County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 155.0 miles away from Beaufort County center
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 30.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 257.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 336.2 miles away from the county 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 249.0 miles away from Beaufort County center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 169.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3327: August 25, 2011, FEMA Id: 3327, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4019: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4019, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Flooding, and Straight-line Winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole, Incident Period: September 27, 2010 to October 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1942: October 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 1942, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North Carolina Hurricane Earl, Incident Period: September 01, 2010 to September 04, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3314: September 01, 2010, FEMA Id: 3314, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Hanna, Incident Period: September 04, 2008 to September 15, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1801: October 08, 2008, FEMA Id: 1801, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3254: September 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3254, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1490: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1490, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Beaufort County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 15, Tropical Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (67%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Netherlands (2%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Beaufort County (%):

  • United States or American (22%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Beaufort County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,543 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 2,705 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 31 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 36 (0%)
  • Taxi: 29 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 41 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 362 (2%)
  • Other means: 133 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 609 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Beaufort County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 407 people in nursing homes
  • 76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 19 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 12 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Beaufort County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 283 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 89 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 86 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,136.

4.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.35% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($25,268 average AGI)
1.53% relocated from other states ($14,952 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

1.53%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pitt County, NC  1.35% ($37,150 average AGI)
from Craven County, NC  0.21% ($29,471)
from Wake County, NC  0.17% ($39,107)
from Martin County, NC  0.15% ($25,240)
from Washington County, NC  0.15% ($35,667)
from Hyde County, NC  0.10% ($26,000)
from Pamlico County, NC  0.09% ($25,643)


5.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,454 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.84% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($23,369 average AGI)
1.37% relocated to other states ($9,085 average AGI)
Beaufort County:

1.37%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pitt County, NC  1.68% ($28,462 average AGI)
to Craven County, NC  0.31% ($25,660)
to Wake County, NC  0.27% ($33,089)
to Martin County, NC  0.20% ($25,594)
to Pamlico County, NC  0.09% ($32,571)
to Washington County, NC  0.09% ($57,857)
to Carteret County, NC  0.08% ($45,231)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Beaufort County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Beaufort County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Beaufort County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Beaufort County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Beaufort County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,980 (7,751 aged, 2,229 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,504 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Beaufort County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (650)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (620)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (489)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (379)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (348)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (315)
  • Unspecified dementia (278)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (237)
  • Congestive heart failure (177)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (143)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.37
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,176
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 293
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 59,466

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,469
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,084
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 65

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 154.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 120.0
  • Other - 34.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 47,256
  • In family households: 39,766 (9,133 male householders, 4,362 female householders)
    9,899 spouses, 12,338 children (11,277 natural, 316 adopted, 745 stepchildren), 1,426 grandchildren, 421 brothers or sisters, 371 parents, 671 other relatives, 948 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,490 (2,843 male householders (2,381 living alone)), 3,603 female householders (3,253 living alone)), 1,044 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 503 (374 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,828 2-persons, 2,917 3-persons, 2,241 4-persons, 956 5-persons, 376 6-persons, 177 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,634 1-person, 677 2-persons, 84 3-persons, 33 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

6,307 married couples with children.
2,854 single-parent households (508 men, 2,346 women).

95.3% of residents of Beaufort County speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (24% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $304,861,000 ($6,657 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,165,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $145,496,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $55,583,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,993,000
Federal grants: $76,517,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,641,000 ($706,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,632,000 ($948,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,570,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,911,000
Federal Government insurance: $533,765,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,239
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,825
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +368
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +329
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Beaufort County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.66 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 720
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,389
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,803
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,770
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,430
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,637
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,953
  • 1940 to 1949: 862
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,855
Note: State values scaled to Beaufort population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Beaufort County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Beaufort County population
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 90
  • 3 rooms: 398
  • 4 rooms: 1,616
  • 5 rooms: 3,709
  • 6 rooms: 3,546
  • 7 rooms: 2,383
  • 8 rooms: 1,076
  • 9+ rooms: 928
  • 1 room: 30
  • 2 rooms: 228
  • 3 rooms: 552
  • 4 rooms: 1,186
  • 5 rooms: 1,306
  • 6 rooms: 760
  • 7 rooms: 262
  • 8 rooms: 129
  • 9+ rooms: 110
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Beaufort County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Beaufort County population
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 305
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,849
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,462
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,792
  • 5+ bedrooms: 321
  • no bedroom: 39
  • 1 bedroom: 738
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,766
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,657
  • 4 bedrooms: 296
  • 5+ bedrooms: 67
Cars and other vehicles available in Beaufort County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Beaufort County population
  • no vehicle: 726
  • 1 vehicle: 3,734
  • 2 vehicles: 5,915
  • 3 vehicles: 2,453
  • 4 vehicles: 686
  • 5+ vehicles: 242
  • no vehicle: 1,092
  • 1 vehicle: 2,083
  • 2 vehicles: 1,049
  • 3 vehicles: 282
  • 4 vehicles: 38
  • 5+ vehicles: 19

63% of Beaufort County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in North Carolina.

Beaufort County:

62.9%
State average:

54.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 35,530
  • Northeast: 2,936
  • Midwest: 1,101
  • South: 3,582
  • West: 467

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $67,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Beaufort County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44.0%)
  • Electricity (32.7%)
  • Utility gas (11.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.0%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Electricity (41.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.0%)
  • Utility gas (22.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.7%)
  • Wood (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 347
Here:

6.9%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 185
Here:

6.9%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 134
Here:

8.6%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Beaufort County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $9,011,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,443,000
    Higher Education - Other: $426,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $47,647,000
    Health Services - Other: $13,618,000
    Other Higher Education: $11,162,000
    Welfare - Other: $3,533,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $3,348,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,305,000
    General - Other: $3,114,000
    Liquor Stores: $2,284,000
    Police Protection: $2,100,000
    Financial Administration: $1,393,000
    Fire Protection: $1,133,000
    Sewerage: $1,054,000
    Corrections - Other: $956,000
    General Public Buildings: $852,000
    Central Staff Services: $815,000
    Libraries: $713,000
    Water Utilities: $452,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $221,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $206,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $190,000
    Air Transportation: $56,000
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,327,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $2,049,000
    Health: $13,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $3,557,000
    General: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $205,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $147,000
    Police Protection: $84,000
    Water Utilities: $45,000
    Health - Other: $23,000
    Libraries: $18,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    General - Other: $4,000
    Central Staff: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $50,177,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,737,000

Beaufort County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $7,553,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,265,000
    Sewerage: $2,205,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,006,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $967,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $179,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $21,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,227,000
    All Other: $618,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $95,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,992,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,614,000
    Rents: $156,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $2,386,000
    Water Utilities: $945,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $46,692,000
    Health & Hospitals: $7,030,000
    Public Welfare: $5,475,000
    Housing & Community Development: $5,391,000
    All Other: $1,594,000
    General Support: $966,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,625,000
    Total General Sales: $6,686,000
    NEC: $469,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $16,000

Beaufort County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $28,951,000
    Industrial Revenue: $21,140,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $3,284,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $10,837,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $5,467,000
    Other NEC: $1,100,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $33,175,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,547,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,853,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $20,261,000
    Other, NEC: $9,038,000
    Water Utilities: $855,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $879,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,046,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $737,000
    Water Utilities: $388,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $5,467,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $5,467,000

Beaufort County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $14,554,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $20,261,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,849
  • Number of aged recipients: 246
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,603
  • Number of recipients under 18: 317
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,069
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 463
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 839
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 768
Beaufort County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Beaufort County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Beaufort County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William50372.2 years
James42569.7 years
Mary40877.4 years
John34272.6 years
Robert18269.8 years
George16672.9 years
Annie16480.0 years
Joseph12573.3 years
Elizabeth11977.5 years
Charlie11773.8 years
Most common last names in Beaufort County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Woolard33672.5 years
Moore32573.4 years
Smith24472.4 years
Jones19872.1 years
Williams15071.8 years
Alligood14675.0 years
Clark14074.4 years
Hodges12975.2 years
Harris11575.4 years
Boyd11471.7 years
Businesses in Beaufort County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Bath & Body Works1Nike2
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Days Inn2Sears1
Dunkin Donuts5Subway2
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx6Taco Bell1
Foot Locker1Toyota1
Ford1True Value1
GNC1U-Haul4
GameStop1U.S. Cellular6
H&R Block2UPS9
Hardee's3Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1