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Beacon is a city in Mahaska County, in the Oskaloosa metro area.
The latitude of Beacon is 41.276N. The longitude is -92.679W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 758 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 520.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Beacon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mahaska County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52534 ZIP code.
13% of Beacon residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Beacon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Beacon was $16,972, compared with $21,587 nationally.
3% of Beacon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Beacon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $403. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $693.
Mahaska County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Beacon political report.
The average commute time for Beacon workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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