Beaufort, North Carolina Population 2024

4,898

Beaufort is a city located in Carteret County North Carolina. Beaufort has a 2024 population of 4,898. It is also the county seat of Carteret County.Beaufort is currently growing at a rate of 2.17% annually and its population has increased by 9.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,471 in 2020.

The average household income in Beaufort is $61,394 with a poverty rate of 14.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Beaufort is 50.9 years, 48.2 years for males, and 55.2 years for females.

Beaufort Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Beaufort was:

  • White: 78.91%
  • Black or African American: 12.75%
  • Two or more races: 6.4%
  • Other race: 1.54%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
4.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,010.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.55% (427)
The current population of Beaufort, North Carolina is 4,898 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,471.

Beaufort, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,57878.91%
Black or African American57812.75%
Two or more races2906.4%
Other race701.54%
Native American90.2%
Asian90.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Beaufort Population by Race

Beaufort Population Pyramid 2024

Beaufort Median Age

50.9

Total

48.2

Male

55.2

Female

Beaufort Adults

There are 3,802 adults, (1,474 of whom are seniors) in Beaufort.

Beaufort Age Dependency

94.8

Age Dependency Ratio

63.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Beaufort Sex Ratio

Female2,49455.01%
Male2,04044.99%

Beaufort Population by Age

Beaufort Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,3211.8547.152.9
Non Family1,2241.1732.467.6
Married7732.4271.728.3
Female2553.2943.956.1
Male692.2643.556.5
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2.57

Average Family Size

1.85

Average Household Size

47.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Beaufort Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Beaufort Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Beaufort Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 47.5%.

Beaufort Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,008

Average Earnings

$45,694

Average Male

$33,194

Average Female

Beaufort Earnings by Educational Attainment

Beaufort Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Beaufort Language

97.01% of Beaufort residents speak only English, while 2.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.77% of the population.

Beaufort Language

Beaufort Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,41648114.08%
Black5078817.36%
Multiple2904916.9%
Hispanic56712.5%
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14.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.44%

Male Poverty Rate

13.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beaufort

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beaufort is Black, with 17.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beaufort is Hispanic, with 12.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.63%.

Beaufort Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.32%
Some College13.5%
High School12.44%
Bachelors or Greater10.96%
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Beaufort Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed45.71%
Female Unemployed23.91%
Male Employed13.57%
Female Employed4.81%
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Beaufort Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Beaufort Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Beaufort Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Beaufort Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Beaufort Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Beaufort Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Beaufort Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

386

Number of Veterans

355

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

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Beaufort Veterans by War

count

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Beaufort Veterans by Age

count

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Beaufort Veterans by Race

Beaufort Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beaufort Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.5%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Beaufort Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Beaufort Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Beaufort Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.18%

Born in Beaufort

97.9%

Native Born

2.1%

Foreign Born

0.6%

Non Citizen

1.5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.9% of Beaufort residents were born in the United States, with 56.18% having been born in North Carolina. 0.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Beaufort Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,4181041.96%
20285,3141042%
20275,2101042.04%
20265,1061042.08%
20255,0021042.12%
20244,8981042.17%
20234,7941042.22%
20224,6901042.27%
20214,5861152.57%
20204,471250.56%
20194,446521.18%
20184,3941002.33%
20174,29490.21%
20164,285-10-0.23%
20154,295110.26%
20144,284100.23%
20134,274491.16%
20124,225-8-0.19%
20114,233421%
20104,19142011.14%
20003,771-37-0.97%
19903,808-18-0.47%
19803,82645813.6%
19703,36844615.26%
19602,922-290-9.03%
19503,212-60-1.83%
19403,27231510.65%
19302,957-11-0.37%
19202,968
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Beaufort Population by Year