Beaufort, SC
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Beaufort profile

Living in Beaufort

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 12,960 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 a military town: the armed forces employs 6.20% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Retail and Education are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 18.34% and 13.59% of the civilian workforce respectively.

A relatively large number of people in Beaufort telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.83% 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The education level of Beaufort citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.14% of adults in Beaufort have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Beaufort in 2018 was $34,139, 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 $136,556 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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Beaufort is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.