Beaufort County is located in the eastern coast of North Carolina. The County Seat is Washington and the largest city is Washington. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.beaufort.nc.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 47,585 and the 2010 census population was 47,773. The land area is 827.19 square miles and there are 57.7 persons per square mile.
71.8% of the population is White, 25.4% is Black or African American, 7.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 81.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $117,000, there are 19,266 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,636, the median household income is $40,429, and 21% of the persons in Beaufort County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,127. Retail sales (in $1000) were $573,361, and sales per capita were $12,504. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.1%.
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