Beaufort is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 13,722 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Beaufort is the 36th largest community in South Carolina.
Beaufort real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Beaufort house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Beaufort is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Beaufort, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Also of interest is that Beaufort has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Beaufort telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.65% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Beaufort is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The citizens of Beaufort are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.67% of adults in Beaufort have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Beaufort in 2018 was $36,534, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,136 for a family of four. However, Beaufort contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Beaufort is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Beaufort home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beaufort residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Beaufort include German, English, Irish, Italian, and African.
The most common language spoken in Beaufort is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.