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.