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Beaufort, South Carolina
Welcome to Beaufort ...
The pronunciation of Beaufort: BYOO-fort<2>
When the people of Beaufort refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Beaufortian<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Beaufort has a population of 13,217 people<4> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Beaufort.
Beaufort is near sea level<5>.
Time Zone: Beaufort lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Beaufort is within the boundaries of the (843) area code.
The ZIP codes for Beaufort: 29901-29907<6>
Websites for Beaufort ...
Official Website: www.cityofbeaufort.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.beaufortsc.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Beaufort had an population of 13,217 people. This is an increase of 6.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.06% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Beaufort had a population of 12,361 people (which is 7.62% of the total population of Beaufort County). This makes Beaufort the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Beaufort represents 0.27% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 12,361 people, the population of Beaufort decreased 4.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,950 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 two South Carolina communities named Beaufort: This one is located in Beaufort County and the other is located in Lancaster County.
Beyond South Carolina, there are 7 communities that are also named Beaufort - they are located in Michigan, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, North Carolina and Quebec.
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.
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 20 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 South Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Beaufort on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Beaufort: www.cityofbeaufort.org/
The official website for Beaufort County: www.co.beaufort.sc.us/
The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Apr 2022