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Welcome to Beaufort ...

The coastal town of Beaufort is located in Carteret County<1> and is the County Seat for Carteret County.

The location of Beaufort has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Beaufort: BO-fort<3>

When the people of Beaufort refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Beaufortian<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Beaufort has a population of 4,446 people<5> (see below for details).

Beaufort was established in 1713.

The community of Beaufort is near sea level<6>.

Time Zone: Beaufort lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Beaufort: (252)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Beaufort had an population of 4,446 people. This is an increase of 10.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Beaufort had a population of 4,039 people (or 6.08% of the total population of Carteret County). This makes Beaufort the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Beaufort represents 0.04% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 160th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,039 people, the population of Beaufort increased 7.11% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,771 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Beaufort.

Communities Also Named Beaufort ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Beaufort - they are located in Michigan, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Quebec and South Carolina (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Beaufort.

Communities near Beaufort ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Beaufort.

  • Havelock (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havelock
    • Havelock lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Beaufort and is located in Craven County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,593 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havelock
  • Morehead City (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morehead City
    • Morehead City lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the west of Beaufort and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,669 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morehead City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morehead City<8>
  • Newport (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
    • Newport lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Beaufort and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,636 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<8>
  • Atlantic Beach (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic Beach
    • Atlantic Beach lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the west of Beaufort and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,515 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlantic Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlantic Beach<8>
  • Pine Knoll Shores (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Knoll Shores
    • Pine Knoll Shores lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Beaufort and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,315 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Knoll Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Knoll Shores
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Knoll Shores<8>
  • Indian Beach (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Beach
    • Indian Beach lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Beaufort and is located in Carteret County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Beach<8>
  • Straits (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straits
    • Straits lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the east of Beaufort and is located in Carteret County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straits
  • Bettie (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bettie
    • Bettie lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northeast of Beaufort and is located in Carteret County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bettie
  • Carolina City (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina City
    • Carolina City lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the west of Beaufort and is located in Carteret County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina City
  • Crab Point Village (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Point Village
    • Crab Point Village lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northwest of Beaufort and is located in Carteret County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Point Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Point Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Beaufort. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Beaufort.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Beaufort. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Beaufort.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Beaufort. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Beaufort.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beaufort ...

Looking for more information about Beaufort? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Beaufort, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Beaufort.

Adding Beaufort to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Beaufort in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Beaufort was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Beaufort on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Beaufort on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Beaufort. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Carteret County: www.co.carteret.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Carteret, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Beaufort. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Beaufort refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Beaufort may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Beaufort.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beaufort - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Beaufort) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beaufort. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BeaufortOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beaufort. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7287, Longitude: -76.6508       In this case, the coordinates for Beaufort have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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