Beaufort, North Carolina
Overview
Beaufort is a town in Carteret County
Carteret County, North Carolina
Carteret County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2010, the population was 66,469. Its county seat is Beaufort. Most of the county is part of the Crystal Coast....

, North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west and Virginia to the north. North Carolina contains 100 counties. Its capital is Raleigh, and its largest city is Charlotte...

, United States
United States
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. Established in 1709, it is the third-oldest town in North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west and Virginia to the north. North Carolina contains 100 counties. Its capital is Raleigh, and its largest city is Charlotte...

.

The population was 4,189 at the 2008 census and it is the county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 of Carteret County
Carteret County, North Carolina
Carteret County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2010, the population was 66,469. Its county seat is Beaufort. Most of the county is part of the Crystal Coast....

. It is sometimes confused with a city of the same name
Beaufort, South Carolina
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Chartered in 1711, it is the second-oldest city in South Carolina, behind Charleston. The city's population was 12,361 in the 2010 census. It is located in the Hilton Head Island-Beaufort Micropolitan...

 in South Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina is a state in the Deep South of the United States that borders Georgia to the south, North Carolina to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Originally part of the Province of Carolina, the Province of South Carolina was one of the 13 colonies that declared independence...

; the two are distinguished by different pronunciation
Pronunciation
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s.

Beaufort is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks
Inner Banks
The Inner Banks is a term used by some to describe the inland coastal region of eastern North Carolina, an area on the East Coast of the United States that is 22,227 square-miles by its broadest definition...

 region. The town is home to the North Carolina Maritime Museum
North Carolina Maritime Museum
The North Carolina Maritime Museum is a divisional museum of the North Carolina Museum of History. There are several branches of the Maritime Museum located in Beaufort, Southport and Roanoke Island.-North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort:...

, the Duke University
Duke University
Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist James B...

 Marine Laboratory (Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
The Nicholas School of the Environment is one of ten graduate and professional schools at Duke University. The Levine Science Research Center is home to the vast majority of its programs, while a secondary facility is maintained in the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina...

), and the NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , pronounced , like "noah", is a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere...

 Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research.
Encyclopedia
Beaufort is a town in Carteret County
Carteret County, North Carolina
Carteret County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2010, the population was 66,469. Its county seat is Beaufort. Most of the county is part of the Crystal Coast....

, North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west and Virginia to the north. North Carolina contains 100 counties. Its capital is Raleigh, and its largest city is Charlotte...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. Established in 1709, it is the third-oldest town in North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west and Virginia to the north. North Carolina contains 100 counties. Its capital is Raleigh, and its largest city is Charlotte...

.

The population was 4,189 at the 2008 census and it is the county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 of Carteret County
Carteret County, North Carolina
Carteret County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2010, the population was 66,469. Its county seat is Beaufort. Most of the county is part of the Crystal Coast....

. It is sometimes confused with a city of the same name
Beaufort, South Carolina
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Chartered in 1711, it is the second-oldest city in South Carolina, behind Charleston. The city's population was 12,361 in the 2010 census. It is located in the Hilton Head Island-Beaufort Micropolitan...

 in South Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina is a state in the Deep South of the United States that borders Georgia to the south, North Carolina to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Originally part of the Province of Carolina, the Province of South Carolina was one of the 13 colonies that declared independence...

; the two are distinguished by different pronunciation
Pronunciation
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s.

Beaufort is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks
Inner Banks
The Inner Banks is a term used by some to describe the inland coastal region of eastern North Carolina, an area on the East Coast of the United States that is 22,227 square-miles by its broadest definition...

 region. The town is home to the North Carolina Maritime Museum
North Carolina Maritime Museum
The North Carolina Maritime Museum is a divisional museum of the North Carolina Museum of History. There are several branches of the Maritime Museum located in Beaufort, Southport and Roanoke Island.-North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort:...

, the Duke University
Duke University
Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist James B...

 Marine Laboratory (Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
The Nicholas School of the Environment is one of ten graduate and professional schools at Duke University. The Levine Science Research Center is home to the vast majority of its programs, while a secondary facility is maintained in the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina...

), and the NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , pronounced , like "noah", is a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere...

 Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research. It is also the location of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge made up of several parcels of land along of Maine's southern coast...

.

Geography

Beaufort is located at 34°43′15"N 76°39′9"W (34.720729, -76.652569).

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (22.82%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census
Census
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of 2008, there were 4,189 people, 1,780 households, and 1,048 families residing in the town. The population density
Population density
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 was 1,374.4 people per square mile (531.4/km²). There were 2,187 housing units at an average density of 797.1 per square mile (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
Race (United States Census)
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, 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
Marriage
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 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
Per capita income
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 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.

Sister cities

According to Beaufort Sister Cities, Inc., the city of Beaufort has 19 sister cities:

Beaufort
Beaufort, Victoria
Beaufort is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Western Highway midway between Ararat and Ballarat, in the Pyrenees Shire local government area. It is 387 metres above sea level. At the 2001 census, Beaufort had a population of 987...

, Victoria, Australia
Australia
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Beaufort-Blavincourt
Beaufort-Blavincourt
Beaufort-Blavincourt is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.-Population:-Places of interest:* The church of the Holy Trinity at Beaufort, dating from the nineteenth century....

, France
France
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Beaufort-en-Argonne
Beaufort-en-Argonne
Beaufort-en-Argonne is a commune in the Meuse department in the Lorraine region in north-eastern France.-See also:*Communes of the Meuse department...

, FranceChapdes-Beaufort
Chapdes-Beaufort
Chapdes-Beaufort is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France.-References:*...

, FranceMontmorency-Beaufort
Montmorency-Beaufort
Montmorency-Beaufort is a commune in the Aube department in north-central France.-Population:-References:*...

, FranceBeaufort-sur-Doron, FranceBeaufort-en-Santerre
Beaufort-en-Santerre
Beaufort-en-Santerre is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.-Geography:The commune is situated on the junction of the D329 and D161 roads, southeast of Amiens.-Population:-External links:* * *...

, FranceBeaufort-en-Vallée
Beaufort-en-Vallée
Beaufort-en-Vallée is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France....

, FranceBeaufort-sur-Gervanne
Beaufort-sur-Gervanne
Beaufort-sur-Gervanne is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.-Population:-References:*...

, FranceBeaufort
Beaufort, Haute-Garonne
Beaufort is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France.-Population:-References:*...

, Haute-Garonne
Haute-Garonne
Haute-Garonne is a department in the southwest of France named after the Garonne river. Its main city is Toulouse.-History:Haute-Garonne is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Languedoc.The...

, France    
Beaufort
Beaufort, Hérault
Beaufort is a commune in the Hérault department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France.-Population:...

, Hérault
Hérault
Hérault is a department in the south of France named after the Hérault river.-History:Hérault is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790...

, FranceBeaufort
Beaufort, Isère
Beaufort is a commune in the Isère department in south-eastern France.-See also:*Communes of the Isère department...

, Isère
Isère
Isère is a department in the Rhône-Alpes region in the east of France named after the river Isère.- History :Isère is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Dauphiné...

, FranceBeaufort
Beaufort, Jura
Beaufort is a commune in the Jura department in Franche-Comté in eastern France.-References:*...

 Jura, FranceBeaufort
Beaufort, Nord
Beaufort is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.-Heraldry:-References:*...

 Nord, FranceBeaufort
Beaufort, County Kerry
- See also :* List of towns and villages in Ireland...

, County Kerry
County Kerry
Kerry means the "people of Ciar" which was the name of the pre-Gaelic tribe who lived in part of the present county. The legendary founder of the tribe was Ciar, son of Fergus mac Róich. In Old Irish "Ciar" meant black or dark brown, and the word continues in use in modern Irish as an adjective...

, Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Ireland , described as the Republic of Ireland , is a sovereign state in Europe occupying approximately five-sixths of the island of the same name. Its capital is Dublin. Ireland, which had a population of 4.58 million in 2011, is a constitutional republic governed as a parliamentary democracy,...

Beaufort
Beaufort, Luxembourg
Beaufort is a commune and town in eastern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher.In 2005, the town of Beaufort, which lies in the centre of the commune, had a population of 1,366. Other towns within the commune include Dillingen.The old...

, Luxembourg
Luxembourg
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Beaufort
Beaufort, Sabah
Beaufort which was named after former British Governor L.P. Beaufort is a town and a district located in Interior Division of Sabah in east Malaysia on the island of Borneo. Its population was estimated to be around 61,698 in 2000...

, Sabah
Sabah
Sabah is one of 13 member states of Malaysia. It is located on the northern portion of the island of Borneo. It is the second largest state in the country after Sarawak, which it borders on its southwest. It also shares a border with the province of East Kalimantan of Indonesia in the south...

, MalaysiaBeaufort, Western Cape
Western Cape
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, South Africa
South Africa
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Beaufort, Wales
Wales
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. It has a population of three million, and a total area of 20,779 km²...

  United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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