Beacon, New York

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City of Beacon
City
Nickname(s): Tree City
Location in the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°30′15″N 73°57′56″W / 41.50417°N 73.96556°W / 41.50417; -73.96556Coordinates: 41°30′15″N 73°57′56″W / 41.50417°N 73.96556°W / 41.50417; -73.96556
Country United States
State New York
County Dutchess
Government
 • Mayor Steve K. Gold
Area
 • Total 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km2)
 • Land 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 138 ft (42 m)
Population (2005)
 • Total Approx 16,000 Living and 25,000 Working/ Tourism (city proper)
 • Density 3,333/sq mi (2,072/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12508
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-05100
GNIS feature ID 0977521

Beacon is a city that is found in Dutchess County, New York, in the United States. The 2000 United States census says that the city is home to 13,808 people. Beacon is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area. Beacon was named in memory of fires that burned from the summit of the Fishkill Mountains to warn the Continental Army about British troop.