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Beaufort County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Beaufort County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Seat Washington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

959 sq mi (2,484 km²)

131 sq mi (339 km²), 13.64%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

44,958
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Founded 1712
Website www.co.beaufort.nc.us

Beaufort County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 44,958. Its county seat is Washington[1].

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 959 square miles (2,483 km²), of which, 828 square miles (2,144 km²) of it is land and 131 square miles (339 km²) of it (13.64%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Law and government

Beaufort County is a member of the Mid-East Commission regional council of governments.

Beaufort County is one of the proposed sites for a Navy Outlying Landing Field. This practice airfield would allow pilots to simulate landings on an aircraft carrier. Construction, which has not yet begun, is controversial[1] due to its potential ecological impact.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 44,958 people, 18,319 households, and 12,951 families residing in the county. The population density was 54 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 22,139 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.44% White, 29.03% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 3.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,319 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 13.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,066, and the median income for a family was $37,893. Males had a median income of $30,483 versus $21,339 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,722. About 15.20% of families and 19.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.60% of those under age 18 and 19.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Beaufort County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Coordinates: 35°29′N 76°50′W / 35.48°N 76.84°W / 35.48; -76.84

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Beaufort County, North Carolina
File:Beaufort County nc seal.gif
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Beaufort County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1712
Seat Washington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 13.64%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

44958
Website: www.co.beaufort.nc.us

Beaufort County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 44,958. Its county seat is Washington6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,483 km² (959 sq mi). 2,144 km² (828 sq mi) of it is land and 339 km² (131 sq mi) of it (13.64%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Law and government

Beaufort County is a member of the Mid-East Commission regional council of governments.

Beaufort County is one of the proposed sites for a Navy Outlying Landing Field. This practice airfield would allow pilots to simulate landings on an aircraft carrier. Construction, which has not yet begun, is controversial[1] due to its potential ecological impact.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 44,958 people, 18,319 households, and 12,951 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (54/sq mi). There were 22,139 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (27/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 68.44% White, 29.03% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 3.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,319 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 13.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,066, and the median income for a family was $37,893. Males had a median income of $30,483 versus $21,339 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,722. About 15.20% of families and 19.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.60% of those under age 18 and 19.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Beaufort County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Coordinates: 35°29′N 76°50′W / 35.48, -76.84

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Beaufort County, North Carolina
Map

Location in the state of North Carolina

North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1712
Seat Washington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

959 sq mi (2,484 km²)

131 sq mi (339 km²), 13.64%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

44,958
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Website: www.co.beaufort.nc.us

Beaufort County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, the population was 44,958. Its county seat is Washington.

Government

Beaufort County is part of the Mid-East Commission.

Connected counties

These counties are connected to Beaufort County:

  • Washington County (northeast)
  • Hyde County (east)
  • Pamlico County (southeast)
  • Craven County (southwest)
  • Pitt County (west)
  • Martin County (northwest)

Cities and towns

These cities and towns are in Beaufort County:

  • Aurora
  • Bath
  • Belhaven
  • Chocowinity
  • Pantego
  • River Road
  • Washington
  • Washington Park








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