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The City of Beloit had a population of 37,005 as of July 1, 2021. 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 42.5083 and longitude -89.0318 in Rock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beloit 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 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.

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, 2021)


Total Population 37,005 (100%)
Population in Households 35,613 (96.2%)
Population in Families 27,828 (75.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,392 ( 3.8%)
Population Density 2,135
Diversity Index2 70


Median Household Income $44,957
Average Household Income $57,773
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $21,891
Wealth Index5 48


Total HU (Housing Units) 15,447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,980 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,006 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,461 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $98,653
Average Home Value $134,201
Housing Affordability Index3 208


Total Households 13,986
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 8,856
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.01% 0.08%
Households 0.14% 0.17%
Families 0.0% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
Owner Occupied HU   0.38%

Beloit, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beloit to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 21 97th
Population Density # 55 93rd
Median Household Income # 715 8th
Housing Affordability Index # 565 73rd
Per Capita Income # 749 4th
Diversity Index # 6 99th

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