Beaufort county is located in east North Carolina. Beaufort county has 827.19 square miles of land area and 131.02 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Beaufort county population is 47,759, which has grown 6.23% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 18.46% and is lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. Beaufort county median household income is $40,653 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 30.86% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 10.57% and is much higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. Beaufort county median house value is $107,000 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 30.65% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 42.38% and is much lower than the national average rate of 50.42%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Beaufort county is close to the state average in quality. The Beaufort county area codes are 252, 336.
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