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People

Total Population 573
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 209
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 50.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,500
% Above Poverty Level 72.8%
% Below Poverty Level 27.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $654
Median House Value $76,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.2%
US/American 0%
English 13.6%
Irish 9.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Beacon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles SE of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 169 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Mahaska
Standard Zip Codes 52534
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.276
Longitude -92.679

Beacon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station OSKALOOSA
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station KNOXVILLE
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Station SIGOURNEY
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Beacon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Evans Junction (52534)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bussey 482 $51,071
Eddyville 1,333 $55,833
Leighton 168 $65,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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