Beaufort County

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Beaufort County, South Carolina

102 Ribaut Rd
Beaufort, SC 29902
Phone: (843) 470-5218
Fax: (843) 470-5248
www.co.beaufort.sc.us

On southern border of SC, southwest of Charleston; original county; organized 1768 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the town

Area (sq mi):: 922.88 (land 586.86; water 336.03) Population per square mile: 234.90
Population 2005: 137,849 State rank: 11 Population change: 2000-20005 14.00%; 1990-2000 39.90% Population 2000: 120,937 (White 67.40%; Black or African American 24.00%; Hispanic or Latino 6.80%; Asian 0.80%; Other 4.60%). Foreign born: 6.30%. Median age: 35.80
Income 2000: per capita $25,377; median household $46,992; Population below poverty level: 10.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $32,456-$34,814
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 23.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hilton Head Island (34,371)
  • Beaufort County seat (12,289)

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    Beaufort County, North Carolina

    121 W 3rd St
    Washington, NC 27889
    Phone: (252) 946-0079
    Fax: (252) 946-7722
    www.co.beaufort.nc.us

    On central eastern border of NC, east of Goldsboro; organized as Pamptecough Precinct Dec 3, 1705 (prior to statehood) from Bath County, which was organized in 1696 and abolished in 1739; name changed about 1712. Name Origin: For Henry Somerset (1684-1714), Duke of Beaufort, a Lord Proprietor of the colony of SC. Originally for the Pamptecough (Pamlico) River

    Area (sq mi):: 958.69 (land 827.97; water 130.72) Population per square mile: 55.60
    Population 2005: 46,018 State rank: 54 Population change: 2000-20005 2.40%; 1990-2000 6.30% Population 2000: 44,958 (White 66.80%; Black or African American 29.00%; Hispanic or Latino 3.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 40.20
    Income 2000: per capita $16,722; median household $31,066; Population below poverty level: 19.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,439-$23,324
    Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.50% Median travel time to work: 25.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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