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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$703
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    236
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    71
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    355
    525
  • Theft
    2,222
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,701
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

    Beaufort Reviews

    9 reviews
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    As a young boy I grew up in Beaufort , NC. It's always been my home and I have always loved it. Although I am one of those who remember what it meant to grow up here. We started working with fathers commercial fishing as young as 5 or 6. But now times are changing, the industry that once built this county has been under attack for a number of years. It really breaks my heart to see an industry being pushed out for tourism. An industry that is a sustainable industry and has a great economic impact on the county tax base. I have returned to school to obtain my associates degree in aquaculture technology, in hopes that my son, as well as my nephews and cousins sons will have the same chance to learn what we did, and be able to have time for their families as well as provide a life that is better than the one we had. But I can say this, if not for working with my dad, I would not have the work ethic I have today.
    Review Beaufort
    Lots of access to the water and waterways, lots of beaches, beautiful area. No mountains or grasslands---this is a forested area, though it has farmlands nearby.
    The weather is generally pretty good. There is the worry about hurricanes in the summer,