Beaufort County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States of America

Beaufort County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2020, 44,652 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Washington.

Beaufort County
Beaufort County Courthouse
Beaufort County Courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Beaufort County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°28′56″N 76°50′31″W / 35.482313°N 76.842014°W / 35.482313; -76.842014
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forHenry, Duke of Beaufort
Largest communityWashington
 • Total962.85 sq mi (2,493.8 km2)
 • Land832.74 sq mi (2,156.8 km2)
 • Water130.11 sq mi (337.0 km2)  13.51%
 • Total44,652
 • Density53.62/sq mi (20.70/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd

Government change

Beaufort County is part of the Mid-East Commission.

Connected counties change

These counties are connected to Beaufort County:

Cities and towns change

These cities and towns are in Beaufort County:

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Beaufort County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.