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Beacon has the 2009th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 1.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Beacon is part of the New York City metro area. Unemployment in the New York City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. New York City has the largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Beacon is above average at $61,300, and the median cost of a home in Beacon is $240,800, which is above the national average. 30% of workers in Beacon hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Beacon. 68% of Beacon workers drive to work alone, 10% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Beacon spend an average of 36 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.