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Beaufort is a town in Carteret County, in the Morehead City metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort

The latitude of Beaufort is 34.718N. The longitude is -76.664W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,854.


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Median household income
Local
$28,763
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Beaufort demographic reports
Beaufort is on the Atlantic Ocean
Former and merged names include:
· Fishtown
Spanish pirates occupied the town for a few days in 1749
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Setting for Rachel Carson's "The Edge of the Sea"
Well-known residents have included:
· Michael J. Smith, astronaut who died in the 1986 explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger
Historic sites and museums: North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort Historic Site, Fort Macon State Park

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7% of Beaufort residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $19,356, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% 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

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Median rent in Beaufort, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $406.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $965.


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

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

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The average commute time for Beaufort workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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