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Welcome to Beacon ...

The city of Beacon is located in Mahaska County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Beacon has a population of 479 people<1> (see below for details).

Beacon is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Beacon is within the boundaries of the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Beacon: 52534<3>

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 518 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Beacon had an population of 479 people. This is a decrease of 3.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.53% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Beacon. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Beacon.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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.

Communities near Beacon ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Pella   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Beacon

Located in Marion County

Albia   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Beacon

Located in Monroe County

New Sharon   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Beacon

Eddyville   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Beacon

Located in Wapello County

Fremont   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Beacon

What Cheer   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Beacon

Located in Keokuk County

Lovilia   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Beacon

Located in Monroe County

Bussey   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Beacon

Located in Marion County

Delta   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Beacon

Located in Keokuk County

Harvey   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Beacon

Located in Marion County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Beacon.

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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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Beacon.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beacon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>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: 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     [Map].

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