Beaufort County, North Carolina

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Beaufort County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 44,958. Its county seat is Washington[1].



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 959 square miles (2,483.8 km2), of which 828 square miles (2,144.5 km2) is land and 131 square miles (339.3 km2) (13.64%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Law and government

Beaufort County is a member of the Mid-East Commission regional council of governments.

Beaufort County is one of the proposed sites for a Navy outlying landing field. This practice airfield would allow pilots to simulate landings on an aircraft carrier. Construction, which has not yet begun, is controversial[1] due to its potential ecological impact.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 44,958 people, 18,319 households, and 12,951 families residing in the county. The population density was 54 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 22,139 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.44% White, 29.03% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 3.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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