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 13,436 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Beaufort is the 37th 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.
6.87% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Beaufort. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Healthcare and Retail industries respectively employ 15.51% and 14.25% of the civilian workforce.
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.
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Beaufort spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.19 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Beaufort citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.23% of adults in Beaufort have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Beaufort in 2018 was $32,491, 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 $129,964 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, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Beaufort is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.