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Beaufort, North Carolina
—  Town  —
Downtown Beaufort

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Location of Beaufort, North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°43′15″N 76°39′9″W / 34.72083°N 76.6525°W / 34.72083; -76.6525Coordinates: 34°43′15″N 76°39′9″W / 34.72083°N 76.6525°W / 34.72083; -76.6525
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Carteret
Area
 - Total 3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)
 - Land 2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 - Water 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2008)
 - Total 4,189
 Density 1,374.4/sq mi (530.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28516
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-04260[1]
GNIS feature ID 1019024[2]
Website http://www.beaufortnc.org/default.aspx

Beaufort (pronounced /ˈboʊfərt/ BOE-fərt) is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Established in 1709, it is the third-oldest town in North Carolina.[3][4]

The population was 4,189 at the 2008 census and it is the county seat of Carteret County.[5] It is sometimes confused with a city of the same name in South Carolina; the two are distinguished by different pronunciations.

Beaufort is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region. The town is home to the North Carolina Maritime Museum. It is also home to the Duke University Marine Laboratory (Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences), where scientists study the marine environment and develop solutions to conservation problems in coastal and oceanic ecosystems.

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Geography

Beaufort is located at 34°43′15″N 76°39′9″W / 34.72083°N 76.6525°W / 34.72083; -76.6525 (34.720729, -76.652569).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.2 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (22.82%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2008, there were 4,189 people, 1,780 households, and 1,048 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,374.4 people per square mile (531.4/km²). There were 2,187 housing units at an average density of 797.1/sq mi (308.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.87% White, 19.99% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.39% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.77% of the population.

There were 1,780 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,763, and the median income for a family was $39,429. Males had a median income of $30,859 versus $22,955 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,356. About 13.3% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.0% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

Sister cities

A horse drawn carriage in front of the North Carolina Maritime Museum.

According to Beaufort Sister Cities, Inc., the city of Beaufort has 19 sister cities:[7]

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Simple English

Beaufort (pronounced /ˈboʊfərt/) is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. It was established in 1722, which makes it the third-oldest town in North Carolina.[1][2]

In 2000, 771 lived in Beaufort. The town is the county seat of Carteret County.[3] It is sometimes confused with Beaufort in South Carolina. However, the two names are pronounced differently.

Beaufort is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region. The town is home to the North Carolina Maritime Museum.

Geography

Beaufort is located at 34°43′15″N 76°39′9″W / 34.72083°N 76.6525°W / 34.72083; -76.6525 (34.720729, -76.652569).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.2 km²). About 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (22.82%) is water.

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