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Overview

Introduction to Beloit, Wisconsin

Beloit, Wisconsin, in Rock county, is located 12 miles S of Janesville, Wisconsin (center to center) and is 67 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is included in the Janesville - Beloit metropolitan area.

Beloit History

The Winnebago Indians were the original inhabitants of Beloit. At that time, the area was known as the Village of Ke-chunk-nee-shun-nuk-ra. The first white settler of the area was a French trapper called Joseph Thiebault who arrived in the 1820s. The present name of the city was derived from a French term "Balotte" meaning handsome ground. The city was established in 1836. The Beloit College was founded in the city in 1846. It was originally incorporated on February 24, 1846 as a village. Later on March 31, 1856, it was recognized as a city. A Council - Manager form of government was adopted in 1929.

Beloit and nearby Attractions

  • Beloit Plaza Shopping Center
  • Logan Museum
  • Beloit Historical Society Museum
  • RiverWalk
  • Hanchett - Bartlett Homestea
  • Big Hill Park

Things To Do In Beloit

While staying in Beloit the history buffs should visit the Angel Museum, Beckman Mill, Hanchett - Bartlett Homestead, Beloit College, and Logan Museum of Anthropology. The Beloit Historical Society Museum provides information on the history of this area. The Turtle Creek Park, Riverside Park, Vernon Avenue Park, White Park, Telfer Park, and Hickley Field Park are some of the local parks. The Beloit Plaza Shopping Center is a popular shopping destination. Local festivals include Heritage Days, Riverfest, and International Film Festival.

Beloit Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at Dane County Regional Airport - Truax Field.

Beloit Higher Education

Beloit College is the local higher education institution. Others in the neighborhood include Rock Valley College, Kishwaukee College, and University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,733
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+14,939
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married39.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,479
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,423
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,003

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,593
% Above Poverty Level75.2%
% Below Poverty Level24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$764
Median House Value$85,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.9%
Irish11.6%
English7.1%
Norwegian5.4%
African3.5%
Italian3.5%
Polish2.6%
French Except Basque2.3%
Swedish2.2%
Dutch1.5%
Scottish1.2%
Danishn1.1%
Czech0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Finnish0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Russian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Greek0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Croatian0.1%
German0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Beloit Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rock County
Standard Zip Codes53511
P.O. Box Zip Codes53512
Phone Area Codes262,608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.52
Approximate Longitude-89.02

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)

StationBELOIT
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp12 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip35.2 inches
StationAFTON
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.7 inches
StationWHITEWATER
Distance28.1 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clinton2,243$70,025
Darien1,722$70,625
Footville775$57,292
Janesville63,957$66,290
Orfordville1,327$61,250
Sharon1,745$56,250

Beloit Public Libraries

Beloit Public Library
605 ECLIPSE BLVD.
Beloit, Wisconsin
(608) 364-2908

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Beloit Hospitals

Beloit Health System
(Non-profit)
1969 W Hart Rd
(608) 364-5011

Beloit Public Schools

Aldrich Middle
1859 Northgate Dr
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-3606
Middle
Total Enrollment 633
Beloit Early Learning
1633 Keeler Ave
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-4033
Primary
Total Enrollment 54
Beloit Learning Academy
1033 Woodward Ave
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-4300
Other
Total Enrollment 225
Beloit Virtual School
1633 Keeler Ave
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-4033
Other
Total Enrollment 20
Burdge Elementary
321 Olympian Blvd
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-2005
Converse Elementary
1602 Townline Ave
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-2105
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Cunningham Intermediate
910 Townline Ave
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-2205
Middle
Total Enrollment 664
Fran Fruzen Intermediate School
2600 Milwaukee Rd, 1633 Keeler Ave
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-4017
Gaston Elementary
1515 W Grand Ave
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-2305
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Hackett Elementary
625 Eighth St
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-2405
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Kolak Education Center
1633 Keeler Ave
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-4100
Mclenegan Elementary
2639 Sunshine Ln
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-2505
Middle
Total Enrollment 244
Mcneel Intermediate
1524 Frederick St
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-3806
Middle
Total Enrollment 668
Memorial High
1225 4th St
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-3005
High
Total Enrollment 1773
Merrill Elementary
1635 Nelson Ave
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-2605
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Morgan Elementary
1811 Lee Ln
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-2705
Middle
Total Enrollment 212
Powers Elementary
620 Hillside Dr
ZIP: 53511
(608) 364-6360
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Robinson Elementary
1801 Cranston Rd
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-2805
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Roy Chapman Andrews Academy
1033 Woodward Ave
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-3340
Other
Total Enrollment 65
Todd Elementary
1621 Oakwood Ave
ZIP: 53511
(608) 361-4205
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Townview Elementary
2442 W Beloit Newark Rd
ZIP: 53511
(608) 364-6365
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Turner High
1231 Inman Pkwy
ZIP: 53511
(608) 364-6370
High
Total Enrollment 457
Turner Middle
1237 Inman Pkwy
ZIP: 53511
(608) 364-6367
Middle
Total Enrollment 352

Beloit Private Schools

Our Lady Of The Assumption School
2222 Shopiere Rd
ZIP: 53511
Elementary
Total Enrollment 168
Rock County Christian School
916 Bushnell St
ZIP: 53511
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 141
St Johns Lutheran School
1000 Bluff St
ZIP: 53511
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
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Historic Beloit

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Beloit (approach from the north) c1898.

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Beloit (approach from the north) c1898.

Beloit (Rock River above the bridge) 1898

Beloit (fishing in Rock River below city) c1898.

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