Beacon, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Beacon, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Beacon had a population of 16,088 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beacon: Fishkill, Mattewan.

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Beacon, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,088
Population in Households 13,771
Population in Familes 10,785
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,317
Population Density2 3,395
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $65,490
Average Household Income $81,334
Per Capita Income $32,683


Total Housing Units 5,961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,921 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,641 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 399 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $274,881
Average Home Value $312,989


Total Households 5,562
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 3,383
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.42% 0.5%
Households 0.48% 0.54%
Families 0.29% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Beacon, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beacon to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 119 90th
Population Density # 242 80th
Diversity Index # 63 95th
Median Household Income # 546 54th
Per Capita Income # 594 50th

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