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Beloit, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Beloit had a population of 36,561 as of July 1, 2017. Beloit ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Beloit is located at latitude 42.5235 and longitude -89.0177 in Rock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beloit (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Rock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 751 feet.

The City of Beloit (GNIS ID: 1582791) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Beloit population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beloit: Blodgett Settlement, New Albany, The Turtle, Turtle Creek.

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Beloit, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36,561
Population in Households 35,160
Population in Familes 27,707
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,401
Population Density1 2,111
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 13,707
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 8,819
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,824 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,883 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,530 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $90,823
Average Home Value $118,026


Median Household Income $39,469
Average Household Income $52,137
Per Capita Income $19,860
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% 0.02%
Households -0.07% 0.06%
Families -0.06% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   3.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Beloit, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beloit to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 97th
Population Density1 # 59 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 718 7th
Per Capita Income # 748 3rd

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