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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Beaufort demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carteret 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 28516 ZIP code.
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.
22% of Beaufort residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Beaufort include Beaufort Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Beaufort, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $406. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $965.
Libraries in Beaufort include Carteret County Public Library ... View libraries
Carteret 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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