Beaufort County, NC

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2022 Population
44,711
0.416% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
46.9
0.428% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.1%
8.81% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,081
8.07% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$159,900
12% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
19,319
3.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Beaufort County, NC had a population of 44.7k people with a median age of 46.9 and a median household income of $56,081. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Beaufort County, NC declined from 44,898 to 44,711, a −0.416% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,894 to $56,081, a 8.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Beaufort County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.1%), White (Hispanic) (4.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.34%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.91%).

None of the households in Beaufort County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Beaufort County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Beaufort County, NC are Beaufort County Community College (745 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Beaufort County, NC was $159,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.8%.

Most people in Beaufort County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Beaufort County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Beaufort County, NC is home to a population of 44.7k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.59% of Beaufort County, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.61k people).

In 2022, there were 2.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.4k people) in Beaufort County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.15k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Beaufort County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Beaufort County, NC was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Beaufort County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.4k ± 87
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.3k ± 306
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.15k ± 407
8.35%
Hispanic Population
3.73k people

In 2022, there were 2.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.4k people) in Beaufort County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.15k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.35% of the people in Beaufort County, NC are hispanic (3.73k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Beaufort County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.59%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.61k people
3.59%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.61k people

As of 2022, 3.59% of Beaufort County, NC residents (1.61k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Beaufort County, NC was 3.59%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,444 ± 242
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    410 ± 155
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    407 ± 171

Beaufort County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Beaufort County, NC employs 19.3k people. The largest industries in Beaufort County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,800 people), Manufacturing (2,670 people), and Construction (2,077 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($106,932), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,037), and Wholesale Trade ($66,301).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

19.3k
2022 Value
± 1,059
3.8%
1 Year growth
± 7.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Beaufort County, NC grew at a rate of 3.8%, from 18.6k employees to 19.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beaufort County, NC, are Production Occupations (2,086 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,868 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,832 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beaufort County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.3k
2022 Value
± 1,059
3.8%
1 Year growth
± 7.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Beaufort County, NC grew at a rate of 3.8%, from 18.6k employees to 19.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beaufort County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,800 people), Manufacturing (2,670 people), and Construction (2,077 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beaufort County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Beaufort County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,374
Median earning men ± $4,591
$34,120
Median earning women ± $1,739

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($113,155), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,733), and Wholesale Trade ($64,440).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($66,633), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,189), and Public Administration ($40,331).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 418
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 268
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 229
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Beaufort County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 62.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.521%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Beaufort County, NC awarded 745 degrees. The student population of Beaufort County, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 562 male students and 1,179 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Beaufort County, NC are White (452 and 61%), followed by Black or African American (173 and 23.3%), Hispanic or Latino (77 and 10.4%), and Two or More Races (30 and 4.05%).

The largest universities in Beaufort County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Beaufort County Community College (745 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Beaufort County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (160 and 21.5%), General Business Administration & Management (94 and 12.6%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (70 and 9.4%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,741 students enrolled in Beaufort County, NC, 32.3% men and 67.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 963 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Beaufort County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 160 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Beaufort County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
745 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Beaufort County Community College with 745 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 235 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Beaufort County, NC, which is 0.461 times less than the 510 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 452 degrees mean that there were 2.61 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 173 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,432) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($86) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,930) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Beaufort County, NC was $159,900 in 2022, which is 0.567 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $142,800 to $159,900, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in Beaufort County, NC is 70.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Beaufort County, NC have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Beaufort County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Beaufort County, NC is $56,081. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Beaufort County, NC was Census Tract 9306 with a value of $89,250, followed by Census Tract 9309 and Census Tract 9307, with respective values of $76,087 and $73,861.

In 2022, 14.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Beaufort County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.723%.

Property

$159,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,347
$13,428
Median Property Taxes
±$798

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Beaufort County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Beaufort County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.8%
Homeownership
2022
60%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.8% of the housing units in Beaufort County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9306
  2. Census Tract 9309
  3. Census Tract 9307

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Beaufort County, NC was Census Tract 9306 with a value of $89,250, followed by Census Tract 9309 and Census Tract 9307, with respective values of $76,087 and $73,861.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Beaufort County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$56,081
Median Household Income
± $2,803
19k
Number of Households
± 1,023

In 2022, the median household income of the 19k households in Beaufort County, NC grew to $56,081 from the previous year's value of $51,894.

The following chart displays the households in Beaufort County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Beaufort County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.1%)
  3. Carpooled (6.95%)

In 2022, 83.9% of workers in Beaufort County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.1%) and those who carpooled to work (6.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beaufort County, NC have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.28% of the workforce in Beaufort County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Beaufort County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Beaufort County, NC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Beaufort County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.723%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beaufort County, NC (7.52k out of 44.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Beaufort County, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 29% of the children was living in poverty in Beaufort County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 298 in Beaufort County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 86.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.7% of the population of Beaufort County, NC has health coverage, with 29.8% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 20.9% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Beaufort County, NC see 2136 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.87% increase from the previous year (1962 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2615 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 619 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,136 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Beaufort County, NC

Primary care physicians in Beaufort County, NC see an average of 2,136 patients per year. This represents a 8.87% increase from the previous year (1,962 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Beaufort County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 16.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.3%
Uninsured
29.8%
Employer Coverage
20%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
20.9%
Non-Group
1.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beaufort County, NC declined by 8.08% from 12.3% to 11.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 69.1 in Beaufort County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.4% in Beaufort County, NC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.4% in Beaufort County, NC.

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