- Beaufort, North Carolina
official_name = Beaufort, North Carolina
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Beaufort, North Carolina
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Carteret
unit_pref = Imperial
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
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
elevation_m = 3
elevation_ft = 10
latd = 34 |latm = 43 |lats = 15 |latNS = N
longd = 76 |longm = 39 |longs = 9 |longEW = W
postal_code = 28516
area_code = 252
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 37-04260GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1019024GR|3
website = http://www.beaufortnc.org/default.aspx
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 seatof 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 Banksregion. The town is home to the North Carolina Maritime Museum. It is also home to the Duke UniversityMarine 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__
*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 Challengermission STS-51-L.
Brien Taylor, Selected first in the Major League Baseballdraft of 1991by the New York Yankeesbut 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 densitywas 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 incomefor 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.
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
url = http://www.beaufortsistercities.org]
*flagicon|FranceBeaufort Jura, France
*flagicon|FranceBeaufort Nord, France
County Kerry, Ireland
Western Cape, South Africa
Wales United Kingdom
* [http://www.beaufortnc.org/ Official Municipal Website]
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