Beacon, New York

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Population in 2019: 13,968 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.2%
 
Males: 6,746  (48.3%)
Females: 7,222  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

41.1 years
New York median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 12508.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $75,297 (it was $45,236 in 2000)
Beacon:

$75,297
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $42,581 (it was $20,654 in 2000)

Beacon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $286,804 (it was $120,000 in 2000)
Beacon:

$286,804
NY:

$338,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $321,291; detached houses: $337,380; townhouses or other attached units: $224,523; in 2-unit structures: $245,389; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $464,744; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $358,016

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,355.

March 2019 cost of living index in Beacon: 136.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.7%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.9% for Black residents, 12.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.7% for other race residents, 10.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Beacon, NY (2019)
    • 8,39361.5%White alone
    • 2,69819.8%Hispanic
    • 1,98514.5%Black alone
    • 4002.9%Two or more races
    • 2682.0%Asian alone
    • 320.2%American Indian alone
    • 220.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Beacon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 114 registered sex offenders living in Beacon, New York as of May 11, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Beacon is 125 to 1.


Crime rates in Beacon by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(13.4)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(20.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
3
(20.9)
2
(14.1)
5
(35.0)
5
(35.2)
2
(14.0)
4
(27.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
37
(248.7)
20
(134.0)
20
(137.7)
17
(116.9)
11
(76.7)
17
(108.9)
17
(108.6)
17
(118.6)
12
(84.9)
13
(91.0)
5
(35.2)
11
(77.2)
6
(41.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
44
(295.8)
40
(268.0)
43
(296.1)
57
(391.9)
48
(334.7)
50
(320.3)
48
(306.7)
23
(160.5)
41
(289.9)
25
(174.9)
34
(239.2)
13
(91.3)
13
(89.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
72
(484.0)
67
(448.8)
107
(736.8)
83
(570.6)
74
(516.0)
64
(410.0)
80
(511.2)
38
(265.2)
23
(162.6)
23
(160.9)
50
(351.8)
40
(280.9)
15
(103.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
180
(1,210)
154
(1,032)
225
(1,549)
199
(1,368)
231
(1,611)
239
(1,531)
247
(1,578)
201
(1,403)
210
(1,485)
213
(1,490)
184
(1,295)
142
(997.1)
128
(882.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(201.7)
26
(174.2)
20
(137.7)
22
(151.3)
15
(104.6)
11
(70.5)
15
(95.9)
6
(41.9)
12
(84.9)
6
(42.0)
6
(42.2)
8
(56.2)
7
(48.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(40.3)
5
(33.5)
1
(6.9)
4
(27.5)
3
(20.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index242.9199.2225.1220.2229.5192.3205.6162.5172.3178.5166.3116.7112.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Beacon, NY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 37 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
New York average:

2.92
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Ancestries: Italian (11.5%), Irish (11.5%), American (7.4%), German (3.5%), Israeli (2.7%), European (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1913

Land area: 4.78 square miles.

Population density: 2,925 people per square mile   (average).

Beacon, New York map

1,377 residents are foreign born (5.4% Latin America, 2.4% Asia, 1.5% Europe).

This city:

10.1%
New York:

22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $6,434 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $5,366 (2.0%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (45.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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 )

Latitude: 41.50 N, Longitude: 73.97 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,666 (-19.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,441 (20.4%)

Area code: 845

Distribution of median household income in Beacon, NY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Beacon, NY in 2019
Beacon satellite photo by USGS

Beacon tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $212,000
  • 2016: 14 buildings, average cost: $204,100
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $199,000
  • 2018: 5 buildings, average cost: $470,000
  • 2019: 25 buildings, average cost: $289,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Beacon, NY residents
Average permit cost in Beacon, NY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
New York:

8.1%
Historical population in Beacon, NY
Historical housing units in Beacon, NY

Population change in the 1990s: +534 (+4.0%).
Most common industries in Beacon, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.3%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Beacon, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)

Average climate in Beacon, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Beacon, New York average temperatures Beacon, New York average precipitation Beacon, New York humidity Beacon, New York wind speed Beacon, New York snowfall Beacon, New York sunshine Beacon, New York clear and cloudy days

Beacon, New York environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 78.8. This is about average.

City:

78.8
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.126. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.126
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.15. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.15
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0183. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0183
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Beacon-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 32% smaller 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 significantly above New York state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 170.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 208.5 miles away from Beacon center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 206.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 326.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 135.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 183.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dutchess County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beacon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Beacon:

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

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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beacon:

  • Mount Saint Mary College (about 3 miles; Newburgh, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,166)
  • United States Military Academy (about 8 miles; West Point, NY; FT enrollment: 5,651)
  • Vassar College (about 14 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 2,469)
  • Marist College (about 16 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 5,536)
  • Dutchess Community College (about 16 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 6,554)
  • Culinary Institute of America (about 17 miles; Hyde Park, NY; FT enrollment: 3,869)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (about 18 miles; New Paltz, NY; FT enrollment: 7,319)

Public high school in Beacon:

Private high school in Beacon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Beacon:

Private elementary/middle schools in Beacon:

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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.

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Dutchess County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

BEACON CITY (Address: One Municipal Plaza , Population served: 19,000, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2008)
CASTLE GATE PARK (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2009)
  • 108 regular monitoring violations
MOTEL 299 (Address: 1166 NORTH AVE. , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

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

  • DUTCHESS MANOR REST (Address: 400 Breakneck Road , Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Beacon:

Marital status in Beacon, NY
  • Never married: 36.3%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Beacon:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
New York average:

13.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Beacon
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Beacon, NY (based on Dutchess County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic111,11222
Mainline Protestant20,55687
Evangelical Protestant12,79969
Other10,97028
Black Protestant2,89811
Orthodox8545
None138,299-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 100
This county:

3.42 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Dutchess County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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:
Dutchess County:

8.1%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Dutchess County:

24.4%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dutchess County:

13.4%
New York:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.9%
New York:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.9%
State:

47.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.1%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Beacon:

11.2%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Beacon:

6.8
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.7%
New York:

33.3%

General health condition:
Beacon:

55.4%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Beacon:

80.2%
New York:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Beacon, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 33$263,345$95,7621$1,227
Streets and Highways 16$146,896$110,1720$0
Sewerage 16$110,825$83,1190$0
Firefighters 14$110,900$95,0570$0
Other Government Administration 6$31,053$62,1060$0
Other and Unallocable 6$4,597$9,1940$0
Financial Administration 5$24,021$57,6501$1,360
Parks and Recreation 4$29,082$87,2468$6,523
Police - Other 2$8,529$51,17410$2,732
Water Supply 2$18,724$112,3440$0
Solid Waste Management 2$11,174$67,0440$0
Totals for Government 106$759,146$85,94120$11,842

Beacon government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,913,000 ($494.92)
    Regular Highways: $3,145,000 ($225.16)
    Sewerage: $215,000 ($15.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000 ($13.17)
    Water Utilities: $129,000 ($9.24)
    Police Protection: $90,000 ($6.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $48,000 ($3.44)
    Electric Utilities: $13,000 ($0.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($0.29)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,490,000 ($393.04)
    Police Protection: $4,132,000 ($295.82)
    Sewerage: $3,003,000 ($214.99)
    Water Utilities: $1,776,000 ($127.15)
    Regular Highways: $1,535,000 ($109.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,420,000 ($101.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $912,000 ($65.29)
    Central Staff Services: $681,000 ($48.75)
    Financial Administration: $565,000 ($40.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $528,000 ($37.80)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $443,000 ($31.72)
    General Public Buildings: $231,000 ($16.54)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $212,000 ($15.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($1.43)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($0.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $612,000 ($43.81)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $246,000 ($17.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $135,000 ($9.66)
    General - Other: $83,000 ($5.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $73,000 ($5.23)
    Central Staff Services: $38,000 ($2.72)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($2.36)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($1.65)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($0.72)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,570,000 ($613.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($0.50)

Beacon government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,019,000 ($144.54)
    Other: $649,000 ($46.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $193,000 ($13.82)
    Parking Facilities: $135,000 ($9.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $71,000 ($5.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $155,000 ($11.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,283,000 ($306.63)
    Sewerage: $1,915,000 ($137.10)
    Other: $171,000 ($12.24)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $253,000 ($18.11)
    Fines and Forfeits: $225,000 ($16.11)
    Interest Earnings: $47,000 ($3.36)
    Sale of Property: $16,000 ($1.15)
    Rents: $4,000 ($0.29)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($0.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,588,000 ($256.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,537,000 ($110.04)
    Highways: $580,000 ($41.52)
    Other: $143,000 ($10.24)
    Education: $15,000 ($1.07)
  • Tax - Property: $10,556,000 ($755.73)
    Other License: $894,000 ($64.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $376,000 ($26.92)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $62,000 ($4.44)
    Amusements License: $4,000 ($0.29)

Beacon government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,270,000 ($2023.91)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,460,000 ($1106.82)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,075,000 ($1079.25)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,265,000 ($162.16)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $27,071,000 ($1938.07)
    End of Fiscal Year: $20,880,000 ($1494.85)

Beacon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,278,000 ($521.05)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,051,000 ($1149.13)

4.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($80,034 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
New York average:

4.90%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($343 average AGI)
Dutchess County:

0.02%
New York average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Westchester County, NY  0.63% ($173,508 average AGI)
from Ulster County, NY  0.42% ($48,633)
from Putnam County, NY  0.37% ($64,559)


5.29% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($66,484 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
New York average:

5.85%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($525 average AGI)
Dutchess County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ulster County, NY  0.50% ($51,063 average AGI)
to Westchester County, NY  0.39% ($72,478)
to Orange County, NY  0.38% ($52,650)
Businesses in Beacon, NY
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx3Subway1
Ford1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS2
Hyundai1

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
See more detailed statistics of Beacon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 41.8mTotal length
  • $51,052,000Total costs
  • 156,298Total average daily traffic
  • 16,836Total average daily truck traffic
  • 49,153Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Beacon, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 71960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Beacon, NY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Beacon)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Beacon, NY)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (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:

55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Beacon)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C125 SERIES (125 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3796K , Serial Number: 1489, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 09/08/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 05/11/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): B Flight Aviation Inc, 32 Lafayette Ave, Beacon, NY 12508
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5314C , Serial Number: 15434, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 10/14/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 10/24/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Sacha A Botbol, 130 Catherine St, Beacon, NY 12508
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/15/2018

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 in Beacon, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Beacon, NY - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 43. The highest number of fire incidents - 69 took place in 2007, and the least - 5 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Beacon, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (60.4%), and Outside Fires (28.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Beacon, NY
    • 44060.4%Structure Fires
    • 21128.9%Outside Fires
    • 608.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 182.5%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Beacon, NY
  • 55.8%Utility gas
  • 30.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.3%Electricity
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.7%Solar energy
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Beacon, NY
  • 47.8%Utility gas
  • 22.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.2%Electricity
  • 4.5%Other fuel
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke


Beacon compared to New York state average:

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

Beacon on our top lists:

  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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