Beacon, New York Population 2020

15,121
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Beacon is a city located in New York. Beacon has a 2020 population of 15,121. Beacon is currently growing at a rate of 2.02% annually and its population has increased by 3.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,633 in 2010.

The average household income in Beacon is $98,284 with a poverty rate of 8.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,174 per month, and the median house value is $262,400. The median age in Beacon is 39.9 years, 40.1 years for males, and 39.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.8 males.

Beacon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Beacon was:

  • White: 68.11%
  • Black or African American: 17.39%
  • Other race: 5.67%
  • Two or more races: 5.13%
  • Asian: 2.47%
  • Native American: 1.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Beacon, New York is 15,121, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,523.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,633.

Beacon, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,72668.11%
Black or African American2,48317.39%
Some Other Race8105.67%
Two or More Races7325.13%
Asian3522.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native1641.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.08%
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Beacon Population Pyramid 2020

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Beacon Median Age

39.9


Total

40.1


Male

39.8


Female

Beacon Adults

There are 11,545 adults, (1,912 of whom are seniors) in Beacon.

Beacon Age Dependency

48.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Beacon Sex Ratio

Female

7,077

49.56%

Male

7,202

50.44%

Beacon Households and Families

Beacon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Beacon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.2%23.8%
All58.9%41.1%
Male46.1%53.9%
Non Family45.7%54.3%
Female42.4%57.6%

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1782.5558.9
Married2,2933.4876.2
Non Family2,0931.3545.7
Female5753.1242.4
Male2172.8946.1

3.29

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Beacon Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2402.30%
9th to 12th Grade5975.71%
High School Graduate2,90827.83%
Some College1,94518.62%
Associates Degree1,10110.54%
Bachelors Degree2,13020.39%
Graduate Degree1,52714.62%
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Beacon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,6806,1982,412
Hispanic1,8081,558613
Black1,5371,432458
Other Race48336360
Multiple Races288288102
Asian262249125
Native American13813367
Islander888

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,689$47,982$38,750
Less Than High School$15,387$16,696$5,625
High School Grad$30,741$31,060$27,299
Some College$40,698$53,571$35,578
Bachelors Degree$56,667$58,403$52,561
Graduate Degree$71,157$73,192$68,426

$41,689

Average Earnings

$47,982

Average Male

$38,750

Average Female

Beacon Language

Beacon Language by Age

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Beacon Language

82.59% of Beacon residents speak only English, while 17.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.80% of the population.

Beacon Poverty

Beacon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,8795947.54%
Hispanic2,5932449.41%
Black2,08623811.41%
Other6957811.22%
Multiple726719.78%

8.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.95%

Male Poverty Rate

9.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beacon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beacon is Black, with 11.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beacon is White, with 7.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.84%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.04%
Some College10.06%
High School5.18%
Bachelors or Greater4.02%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed54.82%
Female Unemployed22.76%
Female Employed5.51%
Male Employed0.73%

Beacon Income

Beacon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$74,450$98,284
Families$96,938$113,642
Married Families$113,125-
Non Families$37,565$72,103
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Beacon Marital Status

Beacon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Beacon Marital Status by Race

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Beacon Veterans

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889

Number of Veterans

786

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam289
Korea92
First Gulf War74
Second Gulf War52
World War II21
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64320
65 to 74211
75+189
35 to 54141
18 to 3428
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7368.81%
Hispanic1165.15%
Black1086.07%
2 or More256.98%
Other203.24%

Beacon Veterans by Education

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11.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beacon Employment Status

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63%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202015,1212992.02%
201914,8222992.06%
201814,5232992.10%
201714,224530.37%
201614,171-104-0.73%
201514,2751160.82%
201414,159-111-0.78%
201314,270-173-1.20%
201214,443-103-0.71%
201114,546-87-0.59%
201014,6330.00%