Beacon, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Beacon, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Beacon had a population of 15,628 as of July 1, 2015. Beacon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Beacon is located at latitude 41.5032 and longitude -73.9647 in Dutchess County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beacon (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Dutchess County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of Beacon (GNIS ID: 978716) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Beacon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beacon: Fishkill, Mattewan.

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Beacon, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 15,628
Population in Households 13,296
Population in Familes 10,380
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,332
Population Density1 3,298
Diversity Index2 72
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,448
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 3,340
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,848 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,981 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,467 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 400 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $242,995
Average Home Value $256,092
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,911
Average Household Income $78,454
Per Capita Income $29,539
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.17%
Households 0.36% 0.29%
Families 0.22% 0.21%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Beacon, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beacon to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 120 90th
Population Density1 # 251 79th
Diversity Index2 # 61 95th
Median Household Income # 545 54th
Per Capita Income # 587 51st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.