Beaufort County, North Carolina Population 2020

Beaufort County, North Carolina's estimated population is 47,135 with a growth rate of 0.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Beaufort County, North Carolina is the 55th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202047,135280.06%
201947,107280.06%
201847,079280.06%
201747,051-319-0.67%
201647,370-15-0.03%
201547,385570.12%
201447,328-44-0.09%
201347,372-46-0.10%
201247,418-237-0.50%
201147,655-152-0.32%
201047,8075,52413.06%
199042,2831,9284.78%
198040,3554,37512.16%
197035,980-34-0.09%
196036,014-1,120-3.02%
195037,1347031.93%
194036,4311,4054.01%
193035,0264,00212.90%
192031,0241470.48%
191030,8774,47316.94%
190026,4045,33225.30%
189021,0723,59820.59%
188017,4744,46334.30%
187013,011-1,755-11.89%
186014,7669506.88%
185013,8161,59113.01%
184012,2251,25611.45%
183010,9691,11911.36%
18209,8502,64736.75%
18107,20396115.40%
18006,24278014.28%
17905,4620.00%

Beaufort County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,75171.44%
Black or African American12,05125.51%
Two or More Races9952.11%
Some Other Race2980.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native1100.23%
Asian380.08%

Beaufort County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Beaufort County, North Carolina Median Age

45.7


Total

43.6


Male

47.8


Female

Beaufort County, North Carolina Adults

There are 37,484 adults, (10,808 of whom are seniors) in Beaufort County, North Carolina.

Beaufort County, North Carolina Age Dependency

77.1

Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Beaufort County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

24,534

51.93%

Male

22,709

48.07%

Beaufort County, North Carolina Households and Families

Beaufort County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Beaufort County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.1%13.9%
All70.4%29.6%
Male69.5%30.5%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
Female45.1%54.9%

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,3252.4270.4
Married9,1262.9686.1
Non Family6,9501.1758.9
Female2,4453.6645.1
Male8043.3269.5

3.04

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Beaufort County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2983.85%
9th to 12th Grade2,8908.57%
High School Graduate11,33133.61%
Some College7,81223.17%
Associates Degree3,84811.41%
Bachelors Degree4,14112.28%
Graduate Degree2,3927.10%

Beaufort County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White24,01821,9495,900
Black8,0836,579480
Hispanic1,325795153
Multiple Races2882157
Other Race12110538
Native American11028
Asian3535

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 31.40%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,405$39,955$29,007
Less Than High School$21,910$24,052$18,354
High School Grad$27,329$34,985$20,120
Some College$33,701$41,774$28,492
Bachelors Degree$44,923$51,088$42,019
Graduate Degree$51,933$52,217$51,250

$33,405

Average Earnings

$39,955

Average Male

$29,007

Average Female

Beaufort County, North Carolina Language

Beaufort County, North Carolina Language by Age

Beaufort County, North Carolina Language

94.18% of Beaufort County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.88% of the population.

Beaufort County, North Carolina Poverty

Beaufort County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,9023,89032.68%
White30,7763,64011.83%
Hispanic3,6001,08430.11%
Multiple95038540.53%
Other2979833.00%
Native1108375.45%
Asian371745.95%

19.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.51%

Male Poverty Rate

21.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beaufort County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beaufort County, North Carolina is Native, with 75.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beaufort County, North Carolina is White, with 11.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.36%
High School20.35%
Some College12.14%
Bachelors or Greater4.53%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.38%
Male Unemployed34.94%
Female Employed10.79%
Male Employed4.10%

Beaufort County, North Carolina Income

Beaufort County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,688$61,571
Families$57,601$74,666
Married Families$69,842-
Non Families$21,629$36,744

Beaufort County, North Carolina Marital Status

Beaufort County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Beaufort County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Beaufort County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Beaufort County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Beaufort County, North Carolina Veterans

3,130

Number of Veterans

2,977

Male Veterans

153

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,459
First Gulf War416
Korea328
Second Gulf War260
World War II98
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74958
75+866
35 to 54611
55 to 64581
18 to 34114
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5809.37%
Black5215.63%
Hispanic914.32%
Indian1917.27%
2 or More102.67%

$Beaufort County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beaufort County, North Carolina Employment Status

53.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Beaufort County, North Carolina 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

73.40%

Born in North Carolina

97.03%

Native Born

2.97%

Foreign Born

1.99%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.03% of Beaufort County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 73.40% having been born in North Carolina. 1.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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