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Beaufort Information


Population (year 2000): 3,771, Est. population in July 2002: 3,806 (+0.9% change)
Males: 1,755 (46.5%), Females: 2,016 (53.5%)

Elevation: 30 feet

County: Carteret

Land area: 2.7 square miles

Zip code: 28516


For population 25 years and over in Beaufort

  • High school or higher: 78.9%

  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%

  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%

  • Unemployed: 4.7%

  • Mean travel time to work: 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beaufort town

  • Never married: 20.0%

  • Now married: 48.3%

  • Separated: 5.9%

  • Widowed: 12.2%

  • Divorced: 13.6%


Hospitals/medical centers near Beaufort:

  • CARTERET GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; MOREHEAD CITY, NC)

  • CRAVEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 38 miles; NEW BERN, NC)

  • BRYNN MARR HOSP (about 56 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Beaufort:

  • CHERRY POINT MCAS /CUNNINGHAM FIELD/ (about 20 miles; CHERRY POINT, NC; ID: NKT)

  • CRAVEN COUNTY REGIONAL (about 36 miles; NEW BERN, NC; ID: EWN)

  • ALBERT J ELLIS (about 66 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC; ID: OAJ)