Beaufort is located in east North Carolina. Beaufort is part of Carteret County. Beaufort has 4.62 square miles of land area and 1.00 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Beaufort population is 4,119, which has grown 9.23% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 21.13% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Beaufort median household income is $31,387 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 9.12% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 19.16% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Beaufort median house value is $177,300 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 48.74% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 41.83% and is about the same as 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 is much better than the state average in quality. The Beaufort area code is 252.