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Beacon is a city located in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The 2010 census placed the city total population at 15,541. Beacon is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, New York–New Jersey–Connecticut–Pennsylvania Combined Statistical Area. It was named to commemorate the historic beacon fires that blazed forth from the summit of the Fishkill Mountains to alert the Continental Army about British troop movements. The area occupied as Beacon was originally settled as the villages of Matteawan and Fishkill Landing in 1709, which were among the first colonial communities in the county. Beacon is located in the southwest corner of Dutchess County in the Mid-Hudson Region, approximately 90 miles (140 km) south of Albany, New York, and approximately 60 miles (97 km) north of New York City.

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Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Beacon, United States. After your splendid visit to Beacon, you can proceed to an important near-by city of New York City. New York City is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue Of Liberty. Tour packages of Beacon are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Beacon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Beacon

    Know the pollution level of Beacon before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
  • Beacon: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Beacon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Beacon.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Beacon - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 55.21 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 10.34 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 83.3 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 33.33 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.54 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 65.03 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Beacon

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Beacon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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