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Beloit

City of Beloit

  •   State: 
    Wisconsin
      County: 
    Rock County
      City: 
    Beloit
      County FIPS: 
    55105
      Coordinates: 
    42°30′30″N 89°01′54″W
      Area total: 
    17.66 sq mi
      Area land: 
    17.33 sq mi (44.89 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.33 sq mi (0.84 km²)
      Elevation: 
    751 ft (228.9 m)
      Established: 
    1836; Incorporated February 24, 1846 (village) March 31, 1856 (city)
  •   Latitude: 
    42,4977
      Longitude: 
    -89,0379
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Janesville-Beloit, WI
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    53511
    53512
      GMAP: 

    Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, United States

  •   Population: 
    2,139
      Population density: 
    2,115.0 residents per square mile of area (816.6/km²)
      Household income: 
    $38,723
      Households: 
    13,573
      Unemployment rate: 
    16.20%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    5.50%
      Income taxes: 
    6.75%

Beloit lays claim to such inventions as the speedometer, John Francis Appleby's twine binder, and Korn Kurls, which resemble Cheetos. The city was originally named New Albany (after Albany, Vermont) in 1837 by its founder, Caleb Blodgett. The name was changed to Beloit in 1838 to be reminiscent of Detroit. Beloit was served by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, better known as the Milwaukee Road, and the Chicago & North Western Railroad (C&NW) The Union Pacific Railroad operates in Beloit today over a remnant of the former Milwaukee Road. Most of Beloit's development is occurring on the east side, adjacent to Interstates 39/90 and Interstate 43, where the city annexed rural land for Beloit Gateway Industrial Park, as well as in the newly revitalized downtown along the Rock River. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 36,657 people. The population density was 2,115.0 inhabitants per square mile (816.6/km²). The city has an area of 17.66 square miles (45.74 km²), of which 17.33 sq miles (44.88 km²) is land and 0.33sq miles (0.85km²) of water. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the city's population will rise to 36,000 by the end of the decade. The 2020 census is expected to be the most populous on record.

History

Beloit lays claim to such inventions as the speedometer, John Francis Appleby's twine binder, and Korn Kurls, which resemble Cheetos. Beloit was originally named New Albany (after Albany, Vermont) in 1837 by its founder, Caleb Blodgett. The name was changed to Beloit in 1838 to be reminiscent of Detroit. The city was served by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, better known as the Milwaukee Road, and the Chicago & North Western Railroad (C&NW) The Union Pacific Railroad operates in Beloit today over a remnant of the former Milwaukee Road. The Rock River Valley has a "New England look" that made them feel at home. North of the confluence of the Rock River and Turtle Creek, the downtown is anchored by a core of historic buildings and the Ironworks office and industrial campus. The riverfront park system, mainly Riverside Park, extends north of downtown along the east bank toward the Town of Beloit. The Fairbanks Flats were built in 1917 to house the rush of African Americans moving to the area from the Southern United States. The Lathrop-Munn Cobblestone House was originally built for politician John Hackett. The Castle at 501 Prospect was built as First Presbyterian Church in 1902. It now operates as a Performing Arts Center and Music School. It was designed by the architectural firm Burnham and Root for Beloit College as a science center.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has an area of 17.66 square miles (45.74 km²) Most of Beloit's development is occurring on the east side, adjacent to Interstates 39/90 and Interstate 43. The city annexed rural land for Beloit Gateway Industrial Park, as well as in the newly revitalized downtown along the Rock River. Beloit is located at 42°3030N 89°0154W. It is adjacent to the towns of Turtle, Beloit, and South Beloit. It has a population of 2,816. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I. The Battle was followed by the Civil War, which ended in 18th century. The town was named after the town of the same name, which was founded in 1776. The name was changed to Beloit in the 19th century, when the town was first founded. The current name is derived from the name of the town's first postmaster, who was killed in the Great Depression. It also means "Beloit, Illinois" in French. The word "beloit" means "the city" or "the town" in English. It means "belief" in the French language, which is used to refer to the city's history, and to the area it is located in. In English, the word 'beloit' means "to the town".

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 36,966 people, 13,781 households, and 8,867 families residing in the city. Ethnically, the population was 21.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The median age of the city was 33.1 years, with 27.1% of residents under the age of 18. The city's population is expected to grow to 36,657 by the 2020 census. It has a population density of 2,115.0 inhabitants per square mile (816.6/km²), with 15,068 housing units at an average density of 869.4 per squaremile (335.7/ km²) The city is located in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers's National Defense Training Area, which is part of the Army National Guard. It is also home to the Army Air and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, which was established in the 1950s. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The U.N. has a presence in the area, including a military base, a naval base, and an air base. It also has a military airfield, which has been used for air refueling since the mid-1960s. In the city, the military air base is located on the base's main base, which also serves as a base for the Army's National Guard and the Army Reserve.

Government

Beloit has seven council members, each elected for two-year terms. City council elections are held annually in April. The city council establishes policies for the city and appoints a city manager to implement those policies. The current interim city manager, Elizabeth Krueger, was appointed on June 20, 2022. Beloit is represented by Janis Ringhand and Stephen Nass in the Wisconsin State Senate, Amy Loudenbeck and Mark Spreitzer in theWisconsin State Assembly, Mark Pocan in the United States House of Representatives, and Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin in the U.S. Senate.

Economy

Industries with headquarters in Beloit include ABC Supply Company, Bio-Systems International, Broaster Company, Fairbanks-Morse Defense, Hendricks Holding Company, Murmac Paint Manufacturing, PlayMonster, and Regal Beloit. Upscale downtown condominiums and hotels were introduced after 2000 with the construction of the Hotel Hilton Apartments and the Beloit Inn. In 2011, Beloit was a Great American Main Street Award winner. In 2012, Travel and Leisure's list of America's Greatest Mainstreets listed Beloit as #17 on its list of the greatest streets in the country. In 2013, the city was named one of the best places to live in the U.S. by CNN.com's State of the City. The city is located on the banks of the Wisconsin River, which flows into the Illinois River. The town has a population of more than 100,000 and is home to the University of Wisconsin-Beloit and the College of Arts and Sciences. The downtown area has been recognized for increased investment and renewal since the 1990s. From the 1990's to 2011, downtown Beloit received direct public and private investment totaling more than $75 million. In 2014, the town was named #1 on CNN's Best Places to Live in the United States by CNN's state of the city team. In 2015, the state named Beloit #2 on the list of best cities to live and work in, behind New York City and Los Angeles. In 2016, the mayor of Beloit named the city's downtown area the best place to live.

Education

Beloit has a public library that is part of the Arrowhead Library System. Beloit Memorial High School is the city's public high school. The Roy Chapman Andrews Academy is a project-based charter school. Concordia University's Beloit location, Beloit Center, offers courses designed for working adults interested in getting their associate's, bachelor's, and graduate degrees. Blackhawk Technical College, a public technical school, has a campus in downtown Beloit. The school district serves 5,923 students in six primary schools, four intermediate schools, and one high school, with alternative programming and charter schools. It is also home to a private liberal arts college with undergraduate enrollment around 1,300, with the main campus adjacent to downtown. The campus has a number of prehistoric Native American mounds. The city is home to the University of Wisconsin-Beloit, which has an undergraduate enrollment of around 2,000. It also has a private high school with an undergrad enrollment of about 1,000, and a private elementary school with about 100 students. It has a high school that serves grades 6 through 12, as well as a charter school for grades 5 through 12. The district also has an alternative school, the Roy Chapman Andrew's Academy, which serves grades 4 through 6, and an alternative high school for ages 7 to 12, with an enrollment of more than 1,200. The School District of Beloit is a member of the National School Districts Association. It was founded in 1903 and is the oldest school district in Wisconsin.

Culture

Beloit City Hall houses a mural portraying the history of Beloit, completed in 1985 by artist Martha Nessler Hayden. Beloit's main festivals include: Winterfest, Dancing at Harry's Place, and the Farmers' Market. The city is home to the Janesville Symphony Orchestra and the Castle Performing Arts Center. The Beloit Art Center and the Wright Museum of Art are also located in Beloit. The town is located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and is located on the Wisconsin Turnpike. It is located near the town of Janesville, which is about 50 miles north of the city of Madison. It has a population of about 2,000. The population of Belois is about 1,800. The community is located at the base of the Wisconsin River. The village is about 30 miles from the Wisconsin State University of Wisconsin, which is located on the Wisconsin Turnpike in the town of Janesville and is about 40 miles from Beloit on the U.S.-Wisconsin border. The  town's main festival is the Winterfest festival, which takes place every year. It also hosts the Beloit International Film Festival and the Downtown Beloit Street Dance Festival. Belois has a reputation for being a great place for live music and dance performances. In addition to the symphony orchestra, Beloit has a number of other performing arts organizations.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin = 72.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 55. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 80. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Beloit = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 2,139 individuals with a median age of 34.4 age the population grows by 0.57% in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,115.0 residents per square mile of area (816.6/km²). There are average 2.55 people per household in the 13,573 households with an average household income of $38,723 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 16.20% of the available work force and has dropped -4.24% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 15.32%. The number of physicians in Beloit per 100,000 population = 167.8.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Beloit = 33.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 33.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 125. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 189. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 10.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 44, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin which are owned by the occupant = 57.20%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 54 years with median home cost = $87,520 and home appreciation of -4.16%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $20.73 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,904 per student. There are 15.9 students for each teacher in the school, 265 students for each Librarian and 527 students for each Counselor. 4.42% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.15% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.39% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Beloit's population in Rock County, Wisconsin of 10,436 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,2-fold to 2,139 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.45% female residents and 48.55% male residents live in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin.

    As of 2020 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin are married and the remaining 47.35% are single population.

  • 22 minutes is the average time that residents in Beloit require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.02% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.48% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.10% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.13% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, 57.20% are owner-occupied homes, another 34.55% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.25% are vacant.

  • The 48.86% of the population in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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