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 2010-2014, the total Beaufort county population is 47,587, which has grown 5.85% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 21.13% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Beaufort county median household income is $40,671 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 30.92% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 19.16% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Beaufort county median house value is $116,600 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 42.37% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 41.83% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. 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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