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Overview

Introduction to South Beloit, Illinois

South Beloit, Illinois, in Winnebago county, is 13 miles S Janesville, Wisconsin and 68 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is conveniently located inside the Rockford metropolitan area.

South Beloit History

This region is rich in forests, flowers, plants, trees, lakes, rivers, and deer. The name Beloit was derived from the French word bellotte, meaning pretty.

South Beloit and nearby Attractions

  • Angel Museum
  • Beckman Mill
  • Palmer Park
  • Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
  • Tallman House

Things To Do In South Beloit

Local museums include the Angel Museum, the Brodhead Depot Museum, the Burpee Museum of Natural History and the Discovery Center Museum. The Tallman House, the Beckman Mill, and the Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden are all nearby as well.

South Beloit Transportation

O’Hare International Airport is the local airport.

South Beloit Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Beloit College, Blackhawk Technical College and Edgewood College.

People

Total Population 8,131
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,790
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,823
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 24%
Median Gross Rent $682
Median House Value $127,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 19.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

South Beloit Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Janesville, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Winnebago
Metro Area Rockford
Standard Zip Codes 61080
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.493
Longitude -89.036

South Beloit Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BELOIT
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Station AFTON
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
Station WHITEWATER
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, South Beloit, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beloit (61080)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caledonia 219 $73,125

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

South Beloit Public Libraries

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South Beloit P.l.
630 BLACKHAWK BLVD.
South Beloit, Illinois
(815) 389-2495

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245 PRAIRIE HILL RD
815-389-1421
Serves 239 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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