Zip Code 28516 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameBeaufort
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Carteret
Secondary County: Craven
Area Code252
Current Population:11431
Racial Majority:White 78.97%
Public School Racial Majority:White 72.6%
Unemployment Rate:3.4%
Median Household Income$42678
Average Adjusted Gross Income$63540
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time24.2 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range0 - 10 ft.
Area200 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)34.87687800, -76.56830300

Zip Code 28516 Description

Zip Code 28516 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Greenville - New Bern - Washington metro area. Zip code 28516 is primarily located in Carteret County. Portions of 28516 are also located in Craven County. The official US Postal Service name for 28516 is BEAUFORT, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28516 are contained within or border the city limits of Beaufort, NC, . The area code for zip code 28516 is 252. 28516 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28516 is 3.4% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 4.7% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 3.7% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 3.6%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 28516 increased to 11431 from 10430 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28516 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28516 public schools is White. 53.7% of students in 28516 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 8909 78.97% 9460 -6%
 Black Or African American 1709 15.15% 1453 +18%
 Hispanic 277 2.46% 222 +25%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 83 0.74% 39 +113%
 Asian 4 0.04% 51 -92%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 16 0.14% 3 +433%
 Other Race 9 0% 9 -100%
 Two Or More Races 194 2.52% 194 +46%

Zip Code 28516 Race/Ethnicity

 White 72.6%
 Black Or African American 16%
 Hispanic 3.8%
 Asian 1.2%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.2%
 Two or More Races 5.9%

Zip Code 28516 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1143110430
Male Population48.80%
Female Population51.20%
Total Households5128
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$42678
Income Under $50K Per Year58.20%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year30.60%
Income Above $100K Per Year11.20%
28516 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 3Greg MurphyRepublican
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28516 North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
13Pat McElraftRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$233369
Average Real Estate Sale Price$223189
Current Unemployment Level 3.4%
Previous Month Unemployment Level3.5%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.0%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 63g - Carolinian Barrier Islands and Coastal Marshes
Average First Frost DatesNovember 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMarch 21 - 31

Zip Code 28516 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)36374351606872716655463954
Avg Max Temp (°F)57596572798588888476686073
Avg Precip (In.)5.313.994.32.974.544.085.997.336.374.343.994.557.69
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Morehead City, NC
CBSA Type28516
CBSA Population64494
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours
List of High Schools in Zipcode 28516
East Carteret High SchoolCarteret
List of Middle Schools in Zipcode 28516
Beaufort Middle SchoolCarteret
Down East Middle SchoolCarteret