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Beacon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Beacon had a population of 555 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Beacon is located at latitude 41.2746 and longitude -92.6814 in Mahaska County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beacon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mahaska County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 761 feet.

The City of Beacon (GNIS ID: 2394092) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Beacon is located within Township of Garfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mahaska County.

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, 2016.


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Beacon, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 555
Population in Households 528
Population in Familes 453
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 555
Diversity Index2 7
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 183
Average Family Size 2

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 205 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $150,472
Average Home Value $160,122
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,646
Average Household Income $62,871
Per Capita Income $25,576
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.88% 1.06%
Households 2.0% 1.14%
Families 3.91% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

Beacon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beacon to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 442 56th
Population Density1 # 602 40th
Diversity Index2 # 626 38th
Median Household Income # 255 75th
Per Capita Income # 627 38th

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