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.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Beaufort, employing 6.31% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Healthcare and Accommodation industries employ 17.17% and 12.40% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
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.
One of the benefits of Beaufort is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.72 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, Beaufort is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.00% of adults in Beaufort have a college degree.
The per capita income in Beaufort in 2018 was $28,794, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,176 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.