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Census and Demographics


January 2018 Reports

Tax Rates

Beaufort County Data

The total estimated population of Beaufort County is 47,709 residents, in which 16,429 (34.4%) reside in an urban setting, while 30,969 (65.6%) live in a rural setting. The population is 65.8% white, 25.6% black or African-American, 7.56% Latino, and < 1% other. Male residents make up 47.8% of the population, while females represent 52.2%. The median age of residents in Beaufort County is 45 years old. The median household income in Beaufort County is $41,101, which is a 0.477% increase from 2016, but is $19,235 below the U.S. average. The median property value in Beaufort County is $123,600, with property taxes that are less than $800.

In Beaufort County, there are over 19,100 residents who are employed, while 13,817 work in the county, 4,750 work outside of the county, and 207 work outside of North Carolina. The employment level in Beaufort County alone has decreased slightly (-0.018%) from 15,715 (2018) to 15,438 (Q1,2019), while the unemployment rate has increased from 4.6% (2018) to 5.2% (2019). The primary jobs held in Beaufort County are those that are office and administrative support occupations (11.8%), followed by management occupations (9.96%), production occupations (9.92%), and sales/related occupations (9.03%). Beaufort County has 1,130 total private industry establishments, 50 manufacturing establishments, and 370 retail businesses. The tax rate in Beaufort County—for every $100—is $0.6150. The annual taxable retail sales in Beaufort County totals out to $464.7 million.

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