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Beacon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Beacon had a population of 599 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Beacon is located at latitude 41.277 and longitude -92.6796 in Mahaska County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beacon 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beacon: Enterprise, Oskaloosa Station.

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Beacon, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Beacon, IA Housing Affordability Index is 203
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Beacon, IA Wealth Index is 53
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 599 (100%)
Population in Households 572 (95.5%)
Population in Families 488 (81.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 27 ( 4.5%)
Population Density 597
Diversity Index2 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,383
Average Household Income $59,394
Per Capita Income $23,703
Wealth Index4 53

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 215 (82.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 0.4%)
Median Home Value $139,881
Housing Affordability Index3 203
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 259
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 195
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.11% 0.72%
Households 2.14% 0.69%
Families 3.33% 0.61%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

Beacon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beacon to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 420 58th
Population Density # 566 44th
Diversity Index # 538 47th
Median Household Income # 607 40th
Per Capita Income # 923 9th

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