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Population in 2012: 15,346 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.1%
 

Males: 7,809  (50.9%)
Females: 7,537  (49.1%)

Median resident age:  39.8 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12508.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,950 (it was $45,236 in 2000)
Beacon:

$53,950
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,657

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $240,975 (it was $120,000 in 2000)
Beacon:

$240,975
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $297,683; Detached houses: $299,057; Townhouses or other attached units: $265,929; In 2-unit structures: $330,760; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $288,702

Median gross rent in 2012: $973.

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  • White alone - 8,873 (57.1%)
  • Hispanic - 3,487 (22.4%)
  • Black alone - 2,789 (18.0%)
  • Two or more races - 299 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 51 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 30 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Beacon: 137.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (16.6%), Italian (12.4%), German (9.6%), English (5.3%), Polish (3.0%), West Indian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1913

Land area: 4.78 square miles.

Population density: 3,214 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Beacon:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beacon city:

  • Never married: 40.2%
  • Now married: 40.8%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

1,681 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America, 2.1% Asia, 1.2% Europe).

This city:  10.9%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 75 registered sex offenders living in Beacon, New York as of December 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Beacon to the number of sex offenders is 205 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,592 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,449 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clarkstown, NY (26.2 miles , pop. 82,082).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (52.6 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (55.4 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Newburgh, NY (1.7 miles ), Balmville, NY (1.9 miles ), New Windsor, NY (1.9 miles ), Fishkill, NY (2.0 miles ), Cornwall on Hudson, NY (2.2 miles ), Gardnertown, NY (2.2 miles ), Merritt Park, NY (2.3 miles ), Vails Gate, NY (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2001: 29 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $228,800
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $221,100
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $186,900
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $229,400
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $201,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.50 N, Longitude: 73.97 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,647 (-17.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,401 (21.3%)

Area code: 845

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Crime rates in Beacon by Year
Type 2001 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000100100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.06.70.00.07.00.00.0
Rapes 0452100301
per 100,000 0.028.633.813.46.70.00.020.90.06.4
Robberies 14131537202017111717
per 100,000 101.293.0101.5248.7134.0137.7116.976.7108.9108.6
Assaults 47363944404357485048
per 100,000 339.8257.5263.8295.8268.0296.1391.9334.7320.3306.7
Burglaries 539080726710783746480
per 100,000 383.1643.9541.2484.0448.8736.8570.6516.0410.0511.2
Thefts 234170223180154225199231239247
per 100,000 1691.61216.21508.51210.01031.61549.41368.21610.71531.01578.4
Auto thefts 35292630262022151115
per 100,000 253.0207.5175.9201.7174.2137.7151.3104.670.595.9
Arson 3N/AN/A6514302
per 100,000 21.7N/AN/A40.333.56.927.520.90.012.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.3) 226.0225.6236.1257.8211.3238.8233.7243.5204.0218.2

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Crime rate in Beacon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
New York average:

3.23

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Beacon, New York accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +534 (+4.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Beacon-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.8 miles away from the Beacon city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/29/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.7 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beacon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from Beacon center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 36.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from Beacon center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 81.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dutchess County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beacon topographic map

Birthplace of: Digger Phelps - Basketball player, Robert Montgomery (actor).


Hospitals/medical centers in Beacon:

  • HIGHLAND HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, DELAVAN AVE)
  • ELANT AT FISHKILL INC (Nursing Home, 22 ROBERT R. KASIN WAY)
  • FISHKILL HRF (Nursing Home, DOGWOOD LANE)
  • WINGATE AT BEACON (Nursing Home, 10 HASTINGS DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Beacon, NY

Amtrak station near Beacon:

  • 14 miles: POUGHKEEPSIE (41 MAIN ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Beacon:

  • 17 miles: Indian Point 2 and 3 in Buchanan, NY.

Local government website: WWW.CITYOFBEACON.ORG

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beacon:

  • United States Military Academy (about 9 miles; West Point, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,621)
  • Vassar College (about 13 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 2,394)
  • Marist College (about 16 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 4,738)
  • Dutchess Community College (about 16 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 5,274)
  • Culinary Institute of America (about 17 miles; Hyde Park, NY; FT enrollment: 2,914)
  • SUNY College at New Paltz (about 18 miles; New Paltz, NY; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • Orange County Community College (about 25 miles; Middletown, NY; FT enrollment: 3,807)

Public high school in Beacon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Beacon:

Private elementary/middle schools in Beacon:

  • OASIS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 7 DELAVAN AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ALPHA AND OMEGA SCHOOL (Students: 34; Location: 333 FISHKILL AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • EVERLASTING COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 11; Location: 382 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 10)
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Library in Beacon:

  • HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $864,175; Location: 313 MAIN STREET; 44,588 books; 2,433 audio materials; 2,196 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 17 other licensed databases; 123 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • For the FM radio stations its supposed to be WRRV not WRRB an its 92.7 96.9 just fix the B to a V an it will be correct
  • Famous People: James Forrestal (Secretary of Defense) Melio Bettina (World Light-Heavy Weight Champion Boxer) Gloria Swanson (Actor) Digger Phelps (Most Winning Coach in Notre Dame History) Fire Department Website: www.BeaconFD.org
  • St Joachim school, K-8, is no longer open. The Arch-Diocese has closed it. The closest Catholic Schools are now; St. Mary's in Fishkill, St. Mary's in Wappinfers Falls, and St. Columba/St. Dennis in Hopewell Junction.

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Notable locations in Beacon: Beacon Sewage Treatment Plant (A), Beacon Station (B), Southern Dutchess Country Club (C), Fishkill Correctional Facility (D), Beacon Fire Department Engine Company 1 (E), Howland Public Library (F), Beacon Fire Department Mase Hook and Ladder Company (G), Memorial Building (H), Saint Rocco Society Hall (I), Beacon Fire Department Lewis Tompkins Hose Company (J), Saint Francis - Beacon Extended Care Facility Nursing Home (K), Madam Brett Homestead (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Beacon include: Faith Temple Church of God (A), Saint James African Methodist Epsicopal Zion Church (B), The Oasis Church (C), Christ Church (D), Christ United Methodist Church (E), Springfield Baptist Church (F), Tabernacle Church of Christ (G), Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Joachims Cemetery (1), Saint Lukes Cemetery (2), Saint Joachims Cemetery (3), Fairview Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Beacon include: Fountain Square (1), Hammond Plaza (2), Beacon Memorial Park Athletic Field (3), Lower Main Street Historic District (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Beacon Historical Society (Museums; 477 Main), Dia Beacon (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3 Beekman).

 
Dutchess County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.5. This is about average.
City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.6
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.92. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.92
U.S.:

9.59
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00674. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00674
U.S.:

0.10719
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.14. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.14
U.S.:

2.43

Drinking water stations with addresses in Beacon and their reported violations in the past:

CASTLE GATE PARK (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - In APR-04-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2006), St Formal NOV issued (APR-04-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAY-08-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-30-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2000)
NONNA CONCETTA RESTAURANT (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-05-2002), St Boil Water Order (APR-23-2002), St Formal NOV issued (APR-23-2002)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Beacon that have no violations reported:

  • BEACON CITY (Population served: 19000, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • DUTCHESS MANOR REST (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.0%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.7% for Black residents, 19.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.3% for other race residents, 36.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.8%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Beacon, NY

People in group quarters in Beacon in 2010:

  • 1,908 people in state prisons
  • 199 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 159 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 45 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Beacon in 2000:

  • 248 people in state prisons
  • 199 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in religious group quarters
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Beacon compared to New York state average:

Beacon, New York environmental map by EPA

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  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Beacon (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Beacon Branch at 200 Main Street, branch established on 1989/11/13. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Beacon Branch at 404 Main Street, branch established on 1963/09/23. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Beacon Branch at 364 Main Street, branch established on 1866/01/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Beacon travel time to work - commute


Beacon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Electricity (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Beacon city (based on Dutchess County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.26%
Here58.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchReformed Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents73.8%4.1%3.1%2.8%2.2%
Congregations14.0%12.9%6.4%13.5%3.5%
NameJewishMuslim EstimatePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.2%2.0%1.7%1.4%6.7%
Congregations2.3%1.8%7.6%2.9%35.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 100
Dutchess County:

3.42 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
Dutchess County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 77
Dutchess County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 302
Here:

10.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Dutchess County:

24.4%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$15,280$45,8400$0
Other Government Administration 8$37,106$55,6597$8,681
Police Protection - Officers 34$261,112$92,1570$0
Police - Other 3$10,869$43,4760$0
Firefighters 11$71,001$77,4561$1,705
Fire - Other 0$0 1$2,166
Streets and Highways 13$60,115$55,4910$0
Solid Waste Management 3$12,242$48,9680$0
Sewerage 13$67,981$62,7520$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,208$55,2481$1,772
Water Supply 11$52,067$56,8000$0
Other and Unallocable 5$22,052$52,9257$6,276
Totals for Government 107$619,033$69,42417$20,600

Beacon government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,819,000 ($183.70)
    Sewerage: $400,000 ($26.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $68,000 ($4.43)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($1.95)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($1.24)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,032,000 ($197.58)
    General - Other: $2,104,000 ($137.10)
    Sewerage: $1,970,000 ($128.37)
    Water Utilities: $1,195,000 ($77.87)
    Regular Highways: $1,127,000 ($73.44)
    Fire Protection: $863,000 ($56.24)
    Housing & Community Development: $793,000 ($51.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $728,000 ($47.44)
    Central Staff Services: $470,000 ($30.63)
    Financial Administration: $322,000 ($20.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $280,000 ($18.25)
    General Public Buildings: $199,000 ($12.97)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $106,000 ($6.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $53,000 ($3.45)
    Corrections - Other: $29,000 ($1.89)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($0.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $680,000 ($44.31)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $99,000 ($6.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $84,000 ($5.47)
    Water Utilities: $60,000 ($3.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $37,000 ($2.41)
    Fire Protection: $35,000 ($2.28)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $29,000 ($1.89)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($1.82)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($0.59)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($0.07)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($0.07)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.07)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,401,000 ($417.11)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $387,000 ($25.22)

Beacon government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,008,000 ($130.85)
    All Other: $300,000 ($19.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $82,000 ($5.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $39,000 ($2.54)
    Housing & Community Development: $6,000 ($0.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $725,000 ($47.24)
    All Other: $91,000 ($5.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,326,000 ($216.73)
    All Other: $24,000 ($1.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $522,000 ($34.02)
    General Revenue, NEC: $284,000 ($18.51)
    Special Assessments: $95,000 ($6.19)
    Property Sale Other: $49,000 ($3.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,141,000 ($139.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,167,000 ($76.05)
    All Other: $503,000 ($32.78)
    Highways: $380,000 ($24.76)
  • Tax - Property: $4,790,000 ($312.13)
    NEC: $459,000 ($29.91)
    Public Utilities: $252,000 ($16.42)

Beacon government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $6,451,000 ($420.37)
    Industrial Revenue: $1,578,000 ($102.83)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,486,000 ($618.14)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,775,000 ($376.32)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $14,695,000 ($957.58)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $6,134,000 ($399.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,353,000 ($88.17)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $226,000 ($14.73)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $566,000 ($36.88)
    Water Utilities: $317,000 ($20.66)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $8,445,000 ($550.31)
    Beginning: $5,995,000 ($390.66)

Beacon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,734,000 ($438.81)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,140,000 ($400.10)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,353,000 ($88.17)

5.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,592 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
New York average:

5.41%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($319 average AGI)
Dutchess County:

0.11%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Westchester County, NY  0.98% ($65,776 average AGI)
from Putnam County, NY  0.50% ($56,843)
from Ulster County, NY  0.44% ($40,996)


6.11% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,396 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
New York average:

6.26%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($547 average AGI)
Dutchess County:

0.08%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ulster County, NY  0.66% ($50,134 average AGI)
to Westchester County, NY  0.40% ($55,988)
to Orange County, NY  0.36% ($50,588)

Strongest AM radio stations in Beacon:

  • WBNR (1260 AM; 1 kW; BEACON, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNY (1220 AM; 10 kW; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WLNA (1420 AM; 5 kW; PEEKSKILL, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WWLE (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CORNWALL, NY; Owner: 1170 BROADCAST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beacon:

  • WSPK (104.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLJP (89.3 FM; MONROE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • W202AR (88.3 FM; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WRNQ (92.1 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBWZ (93.3 FM; NEW PALTZ, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRWD-FM (107.3 FM; HIGHLAND, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • W299AG (107.7 FM; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • W272AV (102.3 FM; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: JOHN KATONAH)
  • WCZX (97.7 FM; HYDE PARK, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRRB (96.9 FM; ARLINGTON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W292CM (106.3 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: JOHN KATONAH)
  • WHUD (100.7 FM; PEEKSKILL, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNY-FM (103.1 FM; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WDBY (105.5 FM; PATTERSON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Beacon:

  • WTBY (Channel 54; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC.)
  • WRNN-TV (Channel 62; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: WRNN-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Beacon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 24 meters (79ft)
Total costs: $23,155,000
Total average daily traffic: 19,149
Total average daily truck traffic: 904
Total future (year 2012) average daily traffic: 26,573

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Beacon)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Beacon, NY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Beacon)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Beacon)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED39$223,35963$225,317128$190,2736$30,16711$156,6360$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$227,0003$227,66716$224,3131$9,0003$115,3330$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$219,14318$196,056123$222,48814$31,0009$148,8892$54,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$192,16711$209,45571$242,7894$108,2503$153,6671$235,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$190,0001$120,00015$288,2670$01$120,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2101.00 , 2102.00, 2103.00, 6400.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$245,0004$224,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$218,3333$285,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$142,0002$107,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$216,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2101.00 , 2102.00, 2103.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 65
  • Hazardous Condition: 123
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Beacon


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Beacon, NY

Most common first names in Beacon, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21172.6 years
Mary20079.5 years
Joseph14973.4 years
William14671.6 years
James11168.7 years
Margaret10279.4 years
George10172.2 years
Helen9280.7 years
Anna9181.7 years
Robert8765.0 years
Most common last names in Beacon, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4073.9 years
Johnson2278.4 years
Miller2177.0 years
Brown2170.5 years
Jackson2076.4 years
Martin1777.5 years
Hughes1771.3 years
Jones1575.1 years
Williams1572.5 years
Lewis1379.9 years
Businesses in Beacon, NY
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
FedEx3U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets1
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