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Welcome to Beacon ...

The city of Beacon is located in Mahaska County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Beacon has a population of 487 people<2> (see below for details).

Beacon is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Beacon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Beacon: (641)

The ZIP code for Beacon: 52534<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Beacon had an population of 487 people. This is a decrease of 1.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Beacon had a population of 494 people. This makes Beacon the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Beacon represents 0.02% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 463rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 494 people, the population of Beacon decreased 4.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 518 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Beacon.

Communities Also Named Beacon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Beacon - they are located in Alabama, Michigan, New York, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Beacon.

Communities near Beacon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Beacon.

  • Pella [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pella
    • Pella [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Beacon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,237 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pella
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pella<6>
  • Albia [Monroe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albia
    • Albia [Monroe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Beacon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,681 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albia<6>
  • New Sharon [Mahaska County]
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    • New Sharon [Mahaska County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Beacon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,293 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sharon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Sharon<6>
  • Eddyville [Wapello County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddyville
    • Eddyville [Wapello County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Beacon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eddyville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fremont [Mahaska County]
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      • Fremont [Mahaska County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Beacon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<6>
    • What Cheer [Keokuk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for What Cheer
      • What Cheer [Keokuk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Beacon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on What Cheer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for What Cheer<6>
    • Lovilia [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovilia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovilia
      • Lovilia [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Beacon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovilia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovilia<6>
    • Bussey [Marion County]
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      • Bussey [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Beacon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 413 people
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    • Delta [Keokuk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Keokuk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Beacon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 318 people
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    • Harvey [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Marion County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Beacon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 244 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Beacon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Beacon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Beacon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Beacon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Beacon. See our Newspapers Page for Beacon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beacon ...

Looking for more information about Beacon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Beacon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Beacon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Mahaska County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Beacon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Mahaska, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Beacon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beacon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Beacon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Beacon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Beacon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beacon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beacon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beacon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2764, Longitude: -92.6816    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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