Beaufort, North Carolina Population 2020

4,403

Beaufort is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,403, it is the 160th largest city in North Carolina and the 5117th largest city in the United States. Beaufort is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 9.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,039 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Beaufort has a population density of 908 people per square mile.

The average household income in Beaufort is $53,129 with a poverty rate of 17.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $791 per month, and the median house value is $217,500. The median age in Beaufort is 50.9 years, 49.6 years for males, and 53.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 72.5 males.

Beaufort Demographics

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

  • White: 83.12%
  • Black or African American: 11.89%
  • Two or more races: 4.03%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Asian: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Beaufort, North Carolina is 4,403, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,391.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,039.

Beaufort, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,58683.12%
Black or African American51311.89%
Two or More Races1744.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.58%
Asian160.37%

Beaufort Population Pyramid 2020

Beaufort Median Age

50.9


Total

49.6


Male

53.7


Female

Beaufort Adults

There are 3,867 adults, (1,297 of whom are seniors) in Beaufort.

Beaufort Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

50.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Beaufort Sex Ratio

Female

2,501

57.97%

Male

1,813

42.03%

Beaufort Households and Families

Beaufort Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Beaufort Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
All48.8%51.2%
Non Family38.1%61.9%
Female18.1%81.9%
Male10.8%89.2%

48.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2271.8248.8
Non Family1,1821.2338.1
Married7222.3680.9
Female2492.7518.1
Male742.7310.8

2.42

Average Family Size

1.82

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Beaufort Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1063.04%
9th to 12th Grade2035.83%
High School Graduate68419.63%
Some College1,06630.60%
Associates Degree39111.22%
Bachelors Degree61917.77%
Graduate Degree41511.91%

Beaufort Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,9672,746946
Black39531773
Multiple Races71716
Hispanic38289
Native American2525

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.88%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,063$36,944$25,612
Less Than High School$$$2,500
High School Grad$13,841$15,625$
Some College$29,571$37,130$23,714
Bachelors Degree$39,792$40,694$35,500
Graduate Degree$40,388$80,417$34,760

$31,063

Average Earnings

$36,944

Average Male

$25,612

Average Female

Beaufort Language

Beaufort Language by Age

Beaufort Language

96.05% of Beaufort residents speak only English, while 3.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.11% of the population.

Beaufort Poverty

Beaufort Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,39352015.33%
Multiple1749856.32%
Black4269722.77%
Hispanic42614.29%
Native21628.57%

17.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.96%

Male Poverty Rate

21.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beaufort

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beaufort is Multiple, with 56.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beaufort is Hispanic, with 14.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.98%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.01%
High School25.81%
Some College16.03%
Bachelors or Greater4.16%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed49.09%
Female Unemployed25.68%
Female Employed14.34%
Male Employed6.73%

Beaufort Income

Beaufort Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,549$53,129
Families$59,917$73,300
Married Families$72,950-
Non Families$23,986$34,268

Beaufort Marital Status

Beaufort Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Beaufort Married by Age and Sex

Beaufort Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Beaufort Marital Status by Race

Beaufort Veterans

538

Number of Veterans

467

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam240
First Gulf War87
Second Gulf War68
Korea54
World War II8
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74181
75+151
55 to 6499
35 to 5457
18 to 3450
Name Veterans % of Total
White51115.65%
Black275.71%

$Beaufort Veterans by Education

15.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beaufort Employment Status

52%

Labor Force Participation

48.2%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Beaufort Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.70%

Born in North Carolina

98.01%

Native Born

1.99%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.01% of Beaufort residents were born in the United States, with 56.70% having been born in North Carolina. 0.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,40360.14%
20194,39760.14%
20184,3911062.47%
20174,28560.14%
20164,279-10-0.23%
20154,289100.23%
20144,279100.23%
20134,269481.14%
20124,221-6-0.14%
20114,227410.98%
20104,1864151.05%
20003,771-37-0.10%
19903,808-18-0.05%
19803,8264581.28%
19703,3684461.43%
19602,922-290-0.94%
19503,212-60-0.18%
19403,2723151.02%
19302,957-11-0.04%
19202,9680.00%