Belhaven, NC

Belhaven, situated in Beaufort County, is a small town made up of 2.1 square miles...

2018 Best Guide to Belhaven, NC

May 21, 2018

In 1981, the city hall was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town is home to C.J. Wilson (Oakland Raider and Super Bowl XLV champion), and the Little Eva (singer of the #1 hit in 1962; "The Loco-Motion").


The median resident age in Belhaven is 48 years. The median estimated household income is about $18,000 making it about $27,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $14,000. The average price for a home in Belhaven is about $86,000 (2013) which is $69,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $570 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Belhaven is 55% Black, 38% White, 5% Hispanic, and 2% two or more races. 69% of the population are high school graduates, with 11% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 31% are married, 14% are divorced, 14% are widowed, 4% are separated, leaving 37% that have never been married.

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Beaufort County

Belhaven belongs to Beaufort County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, previously known as Beaufort Precinct (1712), is part of the Washington, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Beaufort County has a population of 48,000 and its largest city Washington, with a population of 10,000, is the county seat.

Beaufort County borders Washington, Pamlico, Hyde, Craven, Martin, and Pitt Counties.

Beaufort County is made up of 958 square miles. 827 of which is land with the remaining 131 as water.


The Population of Belhaven, NC is about 520.


The elevation of Belhaven, NC is zero feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Belhaven, NC is 27810.

Area Code

The area code for Belhaven, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Belhaven and Beaufort County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 52% are protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Belhaven is around 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, manufacturing, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Washington Daily News, Sun Journal, and Pamlico News Inc. are the primary newspapers that cover the Beaufort County area.