Beaufort, North Carolina

Beaufort, North Carolina

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Beaufort, North Carolina
settlement_type = Town
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map_caption = Location of Beaufort, North Carolina

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = North Carolina
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Carteret
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area_total_km2 = 9.2
area_land_km2 = 7.1
area_water_km2 = 2.1
area_total_sq_mi = 3.6
area_land_sq_mi = 2.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.8

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 3771
population_density_km2 = 530.7
population_density_sq_mi = 1374.4

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
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elevation_m = 3
elevation_ft = 10
latd = 34 |latm = 43 |lats = 15 |latNS = N
longd = 76 |longm = 39 |longs = 9 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 28516
area_code = 252
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 37-04260GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1019024GR|3
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Beaufort (pronEng|ˈboʊfɚt "BO-furt") is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,771 at the 2000 census and it is the county seat of Carteret CountyGR|6. It is sometimes confused with a city of the same name in South Carolina; the two are distinguished by different pronunciations. Beaufort is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region. The town is home to the North Carolina Maritime Museum. It is also home to the Duke University Marine Laboratory (Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences), where scientists study the marine environment and develop solutions to conservation problems in coastal and oceanic ecosystems.__TOC__

Notable residents

*Samuel Ashe, (1725-1813), born in Beaufort, Anti-Federalist Governor of North Carolinacite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | location=Chicago | date= 1963]
*Michael J. Smith, astronaut (deceased) Decorated fighter pilot. Captain of the ill-fated NASA Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-51-L.
*Brien Taylor, Selected first in the Major League Baseball draft of 1991 by the New York Yankees but never played in the major leagues.


Beaufort is located at coor dms|34|43|15|N|76|39|9|W|city (34.720729, -76.652569)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.2 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (22.82%) is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,771 people, 1,780 households, and 1,048 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,374.4 people per square mile (531.4/km²). There were 2,187 housing units at an average density of 797.1/sq mi (308.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.87% White, 19.99% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.39% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.77% of the population.

There were 1,780 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,763, and the median income for a family was $39,429. Males had a median income of $30,859 versus $22,955 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,356. About 13.3% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.0% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.


The city is served by Carteret County Schools.

ister Cities

According to Beaufort Sister Cities, Inc., the city of Beaufort has 19 sister cities: [cite web
title =Beaufort Sister Cities in Beaufort, North Carolina
publisher =Beaufort Sister Cities, Inc
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*flagicon|AustraliaBeaufort, Victoria, Australia
*flagicon|FranceBeaufort-Blavincourt, France
*flagicon|FranceBeaufort-en-Argonne, France
*flagicon|FranceChapdes-Beaufort, France
*flagicon|FranceMontmorency-Beaufort, France
*flagicon|FranceBeaufort-sur-Doron, France
*flagicon|FranceBeaufort-en-Santerre, France
*flagicon|FranceBeaufort-en-Vallée, France
*flagicon|FranceBeaufort-sur-Gervanne, France
*flagicon|FranceBeaufort, Haute-Garonne, France
*flagicon|FranceBeaufort, Hérault, France
*flagicon|FranceBeaufort, Isère, France
*flagicon|FranceBeaufort Jura, France
*flagicon|FranceBeaufort Nord, France
*flagicon|IrelandBeaufort, County Kerry, Ireland
*flagicon|LuxembourgBeaufort, Luxembourg
*flagicon|MalaysiaBeaufort, Sabah, Malaysia
*flagicon|South AfricaBeaufort, Western Cape, South Africa
*flagicon|WalesBeaufort, Wales United Kingdom


External links

* [ Official Municipal Website]

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