Beacon, Iowa

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Beacon, Iowa
City
Location of Beacon, Iowa
Location of Beacon, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°16′33″N 92°40′51″W / 41.27583°N 92.68083°W / 41.27583; -92.68083Coordinates: 41°16′33″N 92°40′51″W / 41.27583°N 92.68083°W / 41.27583; -92.68083
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyMahaska
Area[1]
 • Total1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation758 ft (231 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total494
 • Estimate (2012[3])492
 • Density494.0/sq mi (190.7/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code52534
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-05050
GNIS feature ID0454396
 
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Beacon, Iowa
City
Location of Beacon, Iowa
Location of Beacon, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°16′33″N 92°40′51″W / 41.27583°N 92.68083°W / 41.27583; -92.68083Coordinates: 41°16′33″N 92°40′51″W / 41.27583°N 92.68083°W / 41.27583; -92.68083
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyMahaska
Area[1]
 • Total1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation758 ft (231 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total494
 • Estimate (2012[3])492
 • Density494.0/sq mi (190.7/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code52534
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-05050
GNIS feature ID0454396

Beacon is a city in Mahaska County, Iowa, United States. The population was 494 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Coal miners in Beacon joined the United Mine Workers union in 1894, organizing local 178. By 1902, this had 100 members.[4]

Geography[edit]

Beacon's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 41.275948, -92.680733.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1880727—    
1890570−21.6%
1900953+67.2%
1910623−34.6%
1920381−38.8%
1930350−8.1%
1940382+9.1%
1950371−2.9%
1960718+93.5%
1970338−52.9%
1980530+56.8%
1990509−4.0%
2000518+1.8%
2010494−4.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 494 people, 213 households, and 144 families residing in the city. The population density was 494.0 inhabitants per square mile (190.7/km2). There were 237 housing units at an average density of 237.0 per square mile (91.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.6% African American, 1.2% Native American, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 213 households of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the city was 41 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 29% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 518 people, 208 households, and 153 families residing in the city. The population density was 514.5 people per square mile (198.0/km²). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 215.5 per square mile (83.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.53% White, 0.39% African American, 0.58% Native American, and 2.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 208 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 109.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,000, and the median income for a family was $35,469. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $26,641 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,972. About 5.5% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ Trade Unions in Iowa -- Table No. 1, Mine Workers of America, United, Tenth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the State of Iowa, 1901-1902, Murphy, Des Moines, 1903; page 232.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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