B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$241,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$805
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Beaufort Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    557
    0
  • Murder
    45
    0
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    256
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    880
    1
  • Theft
    4,558
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,630
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Beaufort Reviews

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As a current resident of Beaufort county, I can say that my experience living here has been a quiet and pleasant one. The community is very quiet with the residents enjoying the beautiful scenery and fishing. This place is exactly what you would expect for a small town. It is great for people who enjoy the slow lifestyle. However, it is horrible for young people like teenagers or young adults. This is nothing for them to do. There are no shopping malls, no concerts occur, and not much of a night life. There is no ethnic diversity whatsoever, the population is very monochrome. This town is ideal for small families or retired couples who want to enjoy the little things and relax comfortably.
Review Beaufort
Excellent town to live in. Pluff Mudd Coffee Shop and Carolina Cuppity Cakes are a must when in town visiting. Port Royal is a nice, small town to rent a bike and ride down to Sands Beach for the day and enjoy the scenery.
Beaufort is a very nice little town which bring many tourists year round to enjoy its rich history. I love Beaufort because is quiet, charming and quite unique.