Beaufort County, North Carolina

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Beaufort County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Beaufort County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of USA NC
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1712
Seat Washington
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

959 sq mi (2,484 km²)
828 sq mi (2,145 km²)
131 sq mi (339 km²), 13.64%
 - (2000)
 - Density

54/sq mi (21/km²)

Beaufort County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 44,958. Its county seat is Washington[1].


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 959 square miles (2,483.8 km2), of which 828 square miles (2,144.5 km2) is land and 131 square miles (339.3 km2) (13.64%) is water.

Adjacent countiesEdit

Law and government Edit

Beaufort County is a member of the Mid-East Commission regional council of governments.

Beaufort County is one of the proposed sites for a Navy outlying landing field. This practice airfield would allow pilots to simulate landings on an aircraft carrier. Construction, which has not yet begun, is controversial[1] due to its potential ecological impact.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 44,958 people, 18,319 households, and 12,951 families residing in the county. The population density was 54 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 22,139 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.44% White, 29.03% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 3.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,319 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 13.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,066, and the median income for a family was $37,893. Males had a median income of $30,483 versus $21,339 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,722. About 15.20% of families and 19.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.60% of those under age 18 and 19.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Map of Beaufort County North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Beaufort County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

:Note, for the following tables, that there may be more than one county or district of this name and that some contributors may have entered a different (possibly shorter and/or ambiguous) name when this one was meant. Search for similar names to get a more complete result. Common abbreviations are "Co." and "Cty", but there may have been no word for "county" (or equivalent) included, or such a word may have been wrongly included.

Beaufort County, North Carolina on FamilypediaEdit

Born in Beaufort County, North CarolinaEdit

 Birth placeBirth dateFatherMother
Betty Josephine Whealton (1944-2004)Craven, Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States18 August 1944Stephen Redden Whealton (1914-1995)Inez Martin (1916-2008)
Bruce Whealton Sr. (1940-)Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States9 September 1940Stephen Redden Whealton (1914-1995)Inez Martin (1916-2008)
Joseph Willis (1722-1784)Beaufort County, North Carolina1722Samuel Willis (1698-1782)

Baptised in Beaufort County, North CarolinaEdit

Married in Beaufort County, North CarolinaEdit

See also Category:Married in Beaufort County, North Carolina

Grouping is for "first marriage", "second marriage", etc as indicated in column headings

 Birth placeWedding1 dateWedding1 placeJoined with-g1
Etta Jones (1895-1978)30 July 1914South Creek, Beaufort County, North Carolina, United StatesWilliam Henry Martin (1891-1965)

Died in Beaufort County, North CarolinaEdit

See also Category:Died in Beaufort County, North Carolina
 Death dateDeath placeBirth placeFatherMotherJoined with
Etta Jones (1895-1978)26 January 1978Aurora, Beaufort County, North Carolina, United StatesHenry Jones (c1870-)Annie Fell (c1870-)William Henry Martin (1891-1965)
Bessie Arabella Weatherington (1893-1970)20 January 1970Aurora, Beaufort County, North Carolina, United StatesNorth Carolina, United StatesRedden F Weatherington (1853-1900)Matilda Mayo (1858-1933)Leven Whealton (1887-1955)

Buried in Beaufort County, North CarolinaEdit

See alsoEdit

Coordinates: 35°29′N 76°50′W / 35.48, -76.84


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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