Beaufort is located in south South Carolina. Beaufort is part of Beaufort County. Beaufort has 27.60 square miles of land area and 5.98 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Beaufort population is 12,702, which has shrunk 1.92% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 17.83% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Beaufort median household income is $46,915 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 28.42% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 21.44% and is about the same as the national average rate of 27.36%. Beaufort median house value is $240,800 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 115.77% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 44.99% and is much higher 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 is close to the state average in quality. The Beaufort area code is 843.