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Beaufort is a city in Beaufort County, in the Hilton Head Island-Beaufort metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the Duke of Beaufort.
The latitude of Beaufort is 32.431N. The longitude is -80.67W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,376.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Beaufort demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Beaufort County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29935 ZIP code.
13% of Beaufort residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Beaufort ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Beaufort was $20,501, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Beaufort residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Beaufort include Beaufort Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Beaufort, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $480. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $990.
Libraries in Beaufort include Beaufort County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Beaufort include Beaufort Gazette
TV stations in Beaufort include WJWJ.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WJWJ-FM.
Beaufort County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Beaufort political report.
The average commute time for Beaufort workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Beaufort between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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