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Beaufort County, NC&

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1.28% growth
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1.05% growth
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6.08% growth


The economy of Beaufort County, NC employs 18,983 people. The economy of Beaufort County, NC is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 3.07; 3.01; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Beaufort County, NC are Manufacturing (2,945), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,797), and Retail trade (1,895), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($52,574), Utilities ($46,989), and Finance & Insurance ($39,023).

Median household income in Beaufort County, NC is $40,906. Males in Beaufort County, NC have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,962. The income inequality of Beaufort County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.41 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Beaufort County, NC. In Beaufort County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 53 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,049. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Beaufort County, NC is home to a population of 47,513 people, from which 97.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Beaufort County, NC is composed of 31,323 White residents (65.9%), 11,994 Black residents (25.2%), 3,553 Hispanic residents (7.48%), 539 Two+ residents (1.13%), and 54 Native residents (0.11%). The most common foreign languages in Beaufort County, NC are Spanish (2,475 speakers), French (129 speakers), and German (86 speakers), but compared to other places, Beaufort County, NC has a relative high number of Hungarian (31 speakers), Scandinavian (24 speakers), and Other Indo-European (69 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Beaufort County, NC awarded 377 degrees. The student population of Beaufort County, NC is skewed towards females, with 117 male students and 260 female students. Most students in Beaufort County, NC are White (247 and 65.5%), followed by Black or African American (114 and 30.2%), Hispanic or Latino (5 and 1.33%), and American Indian (4 and 1.06%). The largest universities in Beaufort County, NC by number of graduates are Beaufort County Community College (377 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Beaufort County, NC are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (53 and 14.1%), Registered Nursing (52 and 13.8%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (47 and 12.5%). The median tuition costs in Beaufort County, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Beaufort County, NC is $122,100, which is 0.6 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $115,100 to $122,100, a 6.08% increase. The homeownership rate of Beaufort County, NC is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Beaufort County, NC have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Beaufort County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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