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Beaufort, SC

Beaufort leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
13,336
Beaufort Population7
$
41,402
Median Income6
18.7
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

The population of Beaufort that is 55 years and older grew by 22.4% since 2010, which is the city's fastest growing segment.

Age

34.9
Median Age7
6.8
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Beaufort residents are mostly white and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 4.2% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 1.1%

Race

63.7
%
South Carolina Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Beaufort is at a low risk for natural disasters. The most common disasters are volcanoes, volcanoes, and volcanoes.

Weather

30
%
Chance of Rain10
64
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature37

 

Housing

The average home value in Beaufort increased by 11% since 2010 which is 31% lower than the national average and 15% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,115
Monthly Average12
46
%
Renters38

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Beaufort is an average tax location with sales tax near the national average and property tax 49% lower than the national average, but income tax 20% higher than the national average.

Other

0.57
%
Property Tax21
7.0
%
Sales Tax19
2.4
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)39

 

Employment

Beaufort has a very low employment rate of 81% which is 13% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Joseph Shanklin Elementary

Income

18.2
%
<$25,0006
10.3
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Beaufort leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results40

Representatives

Mayor26 Billy Keyserling
Democratic
House of Representative26 Joe Cunningham
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Roper Hospital, is 48.4 miles from the center of Beaufort, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, is 48.8 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, MUSC Health-University Medical Center, is 48.7 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical27 No
Decriminalized27 No
 

Safety

In South Carolina, 45.0% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 49.2% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks28
No
Permit to Purchase Law28

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Fun Facts

  • Also known as the "Succession House". Recognized as the meeting place for the first draft of the Articles of Secession leading to the start of the Civil War
  • One of the oldest active churches in the United States
  • The historic home of an enslaved man who daringly rescued his family from the Confederate Army by commandeering the CSS Planter and sailing her to freedom
 

Top Destinations

  • While a beaufort is a type of gruyere cheese found in the French Alps, Beaufort was actually settled by the English and named after the Duke of Beaufort30
  • Beaufort County is made up of 65 islands. The largest is Helena Island at 64 square miles and a population less than 9,00031
  • South Carolina has about a half-million acres of salt marsh, more than any other state on the east coast, and Beaufort County accounts for more of it than any other county32
  • Frogmore Stew is a traditional dish served in Beaufort. It's made of potatoes, corn, sausage, shrimp, but no frogs33
 

Recognition

#11 2019 Best Cities for Families by MarketWatch29
 

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