Beaufort, North Carolina Population 2021

4,560
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Beaufort is a city located in Carteret County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,560, it is the 153rd largest city in North Carolina and the 5025th largest city in the United States . Beaufort is currently growing at a rate of 1.20% annually and its population has increased by 12.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,039 in 2010. Beaufort reached it's highest population of 4,560 in 2021. Spanning over 7 miles, Beaufort has a population density of 940 people per square mile.

The average household income in Beaufort is $50,875 with a poverty rate of 19.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $715 per month, and the median house value is $229,900. The median age in Beaufort is 49.8 years, 46.6 years for males, and 50.8 years for females.

Beaufort Demographics

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

  • White: 81.28%
  • Black or African American: 12.30%
  • Two or more races: 3.96%
  • Other race: 1.27%
  • Native American: 0.83%
  • Asian: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Beaufort, North Carolina is 4,560 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,398.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,039.

Beaufort, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,53081.28%
Black or African American53412.30%
Two or More Races1723.96%
Some Other Race551.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.83%
Asian160.37%
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Beaufort Population by Race

Beaufort Population Pyramid $2021

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Beaufort Median Age

49.8


Total

46.6


Male

50.8


Female

Beaufort Adults

There are 3,848 adults, (1,228 of whom are seniors) in Beaufort.

Beaufort Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

46.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Beaufort Sex Ratio

Female

2,545

58.60%

Male

1,798

41.40%

Beaufort Population by Age

Beaufort Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Beaufort Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.6%26.4%
All44%56%
Non Family32%68%
Female21.1%78.9%
Male0%100%

44.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Beaufort Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1561.8944
Non Family1,0851.2432
Married7552.4973.6
Female2132.8621.1
Male1032.220

2.49

Average Family Size

1.89

Average Household Size

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Beaufort Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1073.15%
9th to 12th Grade1865.48%
High School Graduate73821.75%
Some College1,06531.39%
Associates Degree35810.55%
Bachelors Degree61718.18%
Graduate Degree3229.49%
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Beaufort Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Beaufort Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,7962,597859
Black42236565
2+ Races67677
Hispanic63318
Other Race3727
Native American3631

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.72%.

Beaufort Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,190$36,214$25,893
Less Than 9th Grade$16,094$25,962$
High School Graduate$13,715$16,450$7,361
Some College$32,402$40,172$28,952
Bachelors Degree$34,940$38,828$34,435
Graduate Degree$41,719$81,250$39,405

$31,190

Average Earnings

$36,214

Average Male

$25,893

Average Female

Beaufort Earnings by Educational Attainment

Beaufort Language by Age

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Beaufort Language

95.25% of Beaufort residents speak only English, while 4.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.63% of the population.

Beaufort Language

Beaufort Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,31459317.89%
Multiple17210058.14%
Black4499721.60%
Hispanic761418.42%
Native27829.63%

19.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.50%

Male Poverty Rate

21.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beaufort

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beaufort is Multiple, with 58.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beaufort is White, with 17.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.80%.

Beaufort Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.69%
Some College21.25%
High School20.82%
Bachelors or Greater10.81%

Beaufort Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed43.86%
Female Unemployed23.47%
Female Employed12.15%
Male Employed11.65%

Beaufort Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Beaufort Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,926$50,875
Families$54,757$68,114
Married Families$65,865-
Non Families$22,207$32,907
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Income by Household Type

Beaufort Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Beaufort Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Beaufort Marital Status by Race

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Beaufort Marital Status

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441

Number of Veterans

385

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam188
First Gulf War102
Second Gulf War72
Korea37
World War II

Beaufort Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74147
75+107
55 to 6472
35 to 5467
18 to 3448

Beaufort Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White38312.03%
Black5811.60%

Beaufort Veterans by Race

Beaufort Veterans by Education

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19.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beaufort Veterans by Education

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52.7%

Labor Force Participation

48.3%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Beaufort Employment by Age

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Beaufort Employment by Race

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Beaufort Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.33%

Born in Beaufort

97.38%

Native Born

2.62%

Foreign Born

1.29%

Non Citizen

1.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.38% of Beaufort residents were born in the United States, with 57.33% having been born in North Carolina. 1.29% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,560541.20%
20204,506541.21%
20194,452541.23%
20184,3981012.35%
20174,29760.14%
20164,291-10-0.23%
20154,301100.23%
20144,29190.21%
20134,282481.13%
20124,234-9-0.21%
20114,243421.00%
20104,2014301.09%
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%

Beaufort Population by Year