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Population (year 2000): 13,808. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,836 (+7.4% change)
Males: 6,551 (47.4%), Females: 7,257 (52.6%)

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Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $45,236 (year 2000)
Median house value: $120,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Beacon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (60.7%)
  • Black (19.6%)
  • Hispanic (16.9%)
  • Other race (6.9%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (17.5%), Irish (16.2%), German (13.2%), English (6.6%), Polish (4.2%), United States (2.5%).

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Land area: 4.8 square miles

Beacon,

For population 25 years and over in Beacon

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beacon city

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

8.5% Foreign born (3.8% Latin America, 2.3% Asia, 2.0% Europe).

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




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY (28.7 miles Ramapo, pop. 108,905).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bay, NY (53.2 miles Oyster pop. 293,925).

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

Nearest cities: NY Newburgh, (3.7 miles NY (4.4 miles Balmville, Windsor, NY (4.7 miles New NY (5.0 miles Fishkill, on Hudson, NY (5.4 miles Cornwall


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 7 buildings, average cost: $60,300
  • 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

Latitude: 41.50 N, Longitude: 73.97 W

Area code: 845


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.8%), Manufacturing (13.2%), Retail trade (10.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,856 (-13.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,167 (19.7%)

Crime in Beacon (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 14 robberies (101.2 per 100,000)
  • 47 assaults (339.8 per 100,000)
  • 53 burglaries (383.1 per 100,000)
  • 234 thefts (1691.6 per 100,000)
  • 35 auto thefts (253.0 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 213.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in Beacon (2003):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 rapes (28.6 per 100,000)
  • 13 robberies (93.0 per 100,000)
  • 36 assaults (257.5 per 100,000)
  • 90 burglaries (643.9 per 100,000)
  • 170 thefts (1216.2 per 100,000)
  • 29 auto thefts (207.5 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 203.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 321.8)

Average climate in Beacon, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Beacon,

Beacon-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/29/1971, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Beacon city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/14/1988, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.7 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Robert Montgomery (actor).


Hospitals/medical centers near Beacon:
  • JULIA BUTTERFIELD HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; COLD SPRING, NY)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; NEWBURGH, NY)
  • CORNWALL HOSPITAL,THE (about 7 miles; CORNWALL, NY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Beacon:
  • STEWART INT'L (about 10 miles; NEWBURGH, NY; ID: SWF)
  • DUTCHESS COUNTY (about 10 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; ID: POU)
  • WESTCHESTER COUNTY (about 36 miles; WHITE PLAINS, NY; ID: HPN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Beacon:
  • KOBELT (about 14 miles; WALLKILL, NY; ID: N45)
  • STORMVILLE (about 18 miles; STORMVILLE, NY; ID: N69)
  • PEEKSKILL (about 19 miles; PEEKSKILL, NY; ID: 7N2)

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.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4 $12,016 $36,048 2 $2,622
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $824
Other Government Administration 6 $18,792 $37,584 6 $1,532
Police Protection - Officers 37 $237,027 $76,873 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $6,134 $36,804 11 $6,714
Firefighters 12 $49,738 $49,738 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 7 $27,145 $46,534 0 $0
Water Supply 11 $41,726 $45,519 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $7,507 $45,042 1 $1,107
Sewerage 13 $52,014 $48,012 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 4 $13,655 $40,965 0 $0
Health 0 $0   1 $3,375
Streets and Highways 12 $46,212 $46,212 0 $0
Totals for Government 110 $511,966 $55,850 22 $16,175


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beacon:
  • UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY (about 9 miles; WEST POINT, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,088)
  • MARIST COLLEGE (about 14 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; FT enrollment: 4,646)
  • DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; FT enrollment: 4,112)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT NEW PALTZ (about 20 miles; NEW PALTZ, NY; FT enrollment: 6,334)
  • CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (about 20 miles; HYDE PARK, NY; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • VASSAR COLLEGE (about 24 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; SUFFERN, NY; FT enrollment: 4,409)
Public high school in Beacon:
  • BEACON HS (Students: 1,093; Location: 101 MATTEAWAN ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Beacon:
  • BEACON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 93; Location: 7 DELAVAN AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Beacon:
  • ROMBOUT MS (Students: 839; Location: 84 MATTEAWAN RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTH AVE SCHOOL (Students: 432; Location: 60 SOUTH AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • J.V. FORRESTAL ES (Students: 423; Location: 125 LIBERTY ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SARGENT SCHOOL (Students: 397; Location: 29 EDUCATION DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FISHKILL CORR FACIL (Students: 30; Location: PROSPECT ST; Grades: UG - UG)
  • BEACON CORR FACIL (Students: 8; Location: 50 CAMP BEACON RD; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle schools in Beacon:
  • ST JOACHIM ST JOHN PRIMARY (Students: 144; Location: 31 WILLOW STREET; Grades: PK - 3)
  • ST JOACHIM ST JOHN MIDDLE (Students: 79; Location: 60 LIBERTY STREET; Grades: 4 - 8)
  • EVERLASTING COVENANT ACADEMY (Students: 23; Location: 445 MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Beacon:
  • HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $555,776; Location: 313 MAIN STREET; 48,156 books; 1,215 audio materials; 1,275 video materials; 237 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Beacon: Southern Dutchess Country Club (A), Fishkill Correctional Facility (B).

Churches in Beacon include: Saint Lukes Church (A), Saint Lawrence Seminary (B).

Cemeteries: Saint Joachims Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Brook (A).

Park in Beacon: Beacon Memorial Park Athletic Field (1).


Beacon compared to New York state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

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.)
  • WEOK (1390 AM; 5 kW; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY)

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.)
  • 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.)
  • WBWZ (93.3 FM; NEW PALTZ, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRWD-FM (107.3 FM; HIGHLAND, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLJP (89.3 FM; MONROE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WCZX (97.7 FM; HYDE PARK, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRRB (96.9 FM; ARLINGTON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRNQ (92.1 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W299AG (107.7 FM; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • W272AV (102.3 FM; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: JOHN KATONAH)
  • W292CM (106.3 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: JOHN KATONAH)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHUD (100.7 FM; PEEKSKILL, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WGNY-FM (103.1 FM; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING LLC)

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.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, 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)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • W42AE (Channel 42; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

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