Beacon, Iowa Population 2022

493
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Beacon is a city located in Mahaska County Iowa. Beacon has a 2020 population of 493. Beacon is currently growing at a rate of 0.41% annually but its population has decreased by -0.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 495 in 2010.

The average household income in Beacon is $61,554 with a poverty rate of 15.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $793 per month, and the median house value is $67,500. The median age in Beacon is 45.3 years, 46.3 years for males, and 43.2 years for females.

Beacon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Beaconwas:

  • White: 94.84%
  • Two or more races: 2.66%
  • Black or African American: 1.72%
  • Asian: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Beacon, Iowa is 493 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 493.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 495.

Beacon, Iowa Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White60694.84%
Two or More Races172.66%
Black or African American111.72%
Asian50.78%
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Beacon Population by Race

Beacon Population Pyramid $2022

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Beacon Median Age

45.3


Total

46.3


Male

43.2


Female

Beacon Adults

There are 500 adults, (125 of whom are seniors) in Beacon.

Beacon Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Beacon Sex Ratio

Female

310

48.51%

Male

329

51.49%

Beacon Population by Age

Beacon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Beacon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female60%40%
Male71.4%28.6%
Non Family80.4%19.6%
All85.4%14.6%
Married94.5%5.5%

85.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Beacon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2532.5385.4
Married1273.1794.5
Non Family921.180.4
Female203.560
Male144.6471.4

3.12

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Beacon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade112.56%
9th to 12th Grade5913.75%
High School Graduate23153.85%
Some College6414.92%
Associates Degree4410.26%
Bachelors Degree173.96%
Graduate Degree30.70%
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Beacon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Beacon Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White40534220
2+ Races147
Black88
Asian22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 4.94%.

Beacon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,103$42,750$21,563
Less Than 9th Grade$20,750$$
High School Graduate$30,972$43,750$14,583
Some College$41,094$43,393$26,786
Bachelors Degree$45,833$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$36,103

Average Earnings

$42,750

Average Male

$21,563

Average Female

Beacon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Beacon Language by Age

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Beacon Language

99.66% of Beacon residents speak only English, while 0.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.34% of the population.

Beacon Language

Beacon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6028113.46%
Multiple171482.35%
Black11327.27%
OtherNaN%

15.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.50%

Male Poverty Rate

15.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beacon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beacon is Multiple, with 82.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beacon is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.92%.

Beacon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.29%
Bachelors or Greater30.00%
High School10.39%
Some College8.33%

Beacon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed60.00%
Male Unemployed37.50%
Male Employed6.25%
Female Employed2.94%

Beacon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Beacon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,188$61,554
Families$49,821$81,963
Married Families$51,250-
Non Families$18,750$21,904
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Income by Household Type

Beacon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Beacon Married by Age and Sex

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Beacon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Beacon Marital Status by Race

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Beacon Marital Status

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35

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam19
World War II3
First Gulf War3
Second Gulf War3
Korea

Beacon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7415
75+9
55 to 645
35 to 543
18 to 343

Beacon Veterans by Age

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Beacon Veterans by Race

Beacon Veterans by Education

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8.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beacon Veterans by Education

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60%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Beacon Employment by Age

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Beacon Employment by Race

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Beacon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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82.63%

Born in Beacon

99.37%

Native Born

0.63%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.37% of Beacon residents were born in the United States, with 82.63% having been born in Iowa. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Beacon Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202249320.41%
202149120.41%
202048920.41%
201948720.41%
2018485-3-0.61%
201748810.21%
2016487-3-0.61%
2015490-4-0.81%
201449410.20%
20134930.00%
2012493-4-0.80%
201149720.40%
20104950.00%

Beacon Population by Year