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Beloit is a city in Rock County, in the Janesville metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Beloit. For links to other places called Beloit, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Beloit is 42.508N. The longitude is -89.031W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 751 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,505.


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Median household income
Local
$36,414
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Beloit demographic reports
Beloit is on the Rock River, at the Illinois border.
Settled by families from Colebrook, NH
Public transportation: Beloit Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 127. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Riverfest - July 12-15, 2007
  • Heritage Days - Sept. 8-9, 2007
  • International Film Festival - Jan. 18-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Beloit web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: RiverWalk, Big Hill Park
Sports teams: Snappers (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Angel Museum, Hanchett-Bartlett Homestead, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beckman Mill
Colleges and universities: Beloit College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 69

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Beloit demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Janesville-Beloit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53511 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Beloit residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Beloit ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Beloit was $16,912, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Beloit residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Beloit include Bluff Street Historic District, Near East Side Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Beloit, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $431.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.


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Libraries in Beloit include Beloit Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Beloit include Beloit Daily News

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Rock County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Beloit political report.

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The average commute time for Beloit workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Beloit between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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Beloit, WI

Pros: Low housing costs, diverse population, beautiful river, exceptional education and facilities, nice people, good shopping, small town service with big city amenities.

Cons: Near the City of Janesville.

This is a good place to Meet new people, explore, attend festivals.

General info: Beloit is a city located in Rock County, Wisconsin...

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