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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.


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Median household income
Local
$36,532
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Beaufort demographic reports
Beaufort is on Port Royal Island.
Yemasee Indians burned the town in 1715.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 159. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 12.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1983 movie, "The Big Chill"
· 1979 movie, "The Great Santini"
Well-known residents have included:
· Joe Frazier, boxer
Local festivals include:
  • Shrimp Festival - Oct. 5-7, 2007
  • Water Festival - July 13-22, 2007
  • Gullah Festival - May 25-27, 2007
  • Beaufort Film Festival - Feb. 22-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Beaufort web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Beaufort Museum, John Mark Verdier House Museum
Colleges and universities: University of South Carolina, Technical College of the Lowcountry
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Pronunciations: BEW-furt
Quotes:
The sweet smell of the South, of camellias and azaleas, clings to Beaufort's ancient and historic buildings
-- Around America
Walter Cronkite

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Beaufort was $20,501, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

29% of Beaufort residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Beaufort festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Beaufort include Beaufort Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Beaufort, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $480.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $990.


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Libraries in Beaufort include Beaufort County Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Beaufort include Beaufort Gazette

TV stations in Beaufort include WJWJ.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WJWJ-FM.

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Politics

Beaufort County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Beaufort political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Beaufort include Best Western, Comfort Inn Beaufort, Country Inn & Suites Beaufort West, Econo Lodge, Howard Johnson Express, Ramada Limited, Red Carpet Inn Beaufort, Sleep Inn.

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“ The sweet smell of the South, of camellias and azaleas, clings to Beaufort's ancient and historic buildings ”
~ Around America
Walter Cronkite

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