Beaufort county is located in south South Carolina. Beaufort county has 576.28 square miles of land area and 347.12 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Beaufort county population is 168,453, which has grown 39.29% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 17.83% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Beaufort county median household income is $57,295 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 21.93% since 2000. The income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 21.44% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Beaufort county median house value is $272,900 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 27.58% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 44.99% and is much 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 803, 843.
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