Beloit, Wisconsin


Beloit, Wisconsin

Infobox Settlement
official_name = City of Beloit, Wisconsin


image_caption=Beloit Water Tower, constructed in 1889.



image_

nickname = Gateway To Wisconsin or "Petunia City"



map_caption = Location of Beloit in Wisconsin
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = flag|United States
subdivision_name1 = flag|Wisconsin
subdivision_name2 = Rock
leader_title = Manager
leader_title1 = City Attorney
leader_title2 = City Council
leader_name = Larry Arft
leader_name1 = Tom Casper
leader_name2 = James Van De Bogart (President)
Chad Murry (Vice President)
Sheila De Forest
Martin Densch
Charles Haynes
Kevin Leavy
Eric Newnhamarea_magnitude = 1 E9
unit_pref= Imperial
area_total_km2 = 43.2
area_total_sq_mi =16.7
area_land_km2 = 42.6
area_land_sq_mi =16.4
area_water_km2 = 0.6
area_water_sq_mi =0.2
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 35775
population_density_km2 = 840.2
population_density_sq_mi =2176.6
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
latd = 42
latm = 30
lats = 30
latNS = N
longd = 89
longm = 01
longs = 54
longEW = W
established_title = Founded
established_date = 1836
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date2 = February 24 1846 (village)
March 31 1856 (city)
elevation_m = 228.9
elevation_ft = 751
website = [http://www.ci.beloit.wi.us/ www.ci.beloit.wi.us]
footnotes =

Beloit is a city in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2007 census estimate Beloit has a population of 37,710 people. Beloit is the location of Beloit College. Beloit is home to a Hormel plant, the world's largest can of chili, [ [http://www.wlra.us/wl/wlchilican.htm WLRA - Can of Chili ] ] and the Beloit Snappers baseball club of the Midwest League. Beloit lays claim to such inventions as the speedometer, [ [http://www.aviationhalloffamewisconsin.com/inductees/Warner.htm Arthur Warner ] ] Korn Kurls, [ [http://www.beloithistoricalsociety.com/newsletter/Ads/adams.htm Beloit Historical Society ] ] and John Francis Appleby's twine binder. [ [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=2884&keyword=appleby Appleby, John Francis 1840 - 1917 ] ] Korn Kurls are credited for the founding of the snack food industry, and resemble present day Cheetos.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.7 square miles (43.2 km²), of which, 16.4 square miles (42.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it is water. The total area is 1.38% water. Location: coor dms|42|30|30|N|89|01|54|W|city.

The city is located adjacent to the Town of Beloit, Town of Turtle, and the Illinois municipality of South Beloit. There is very little agricultural land remaining between Beloit and Janesville or between Beloit and Rockford, Illinois. The city is normally considered part of the Janesville MSA.

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 the extensive Beloit Gateway Industrial Park, as well as in the newly revitalized downtown located along the Rock River.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 35,775 people, 13,370 households, and 8,904 families residing in the city. The population density is 840.2/km² (2,176.6/sq mi). There are 14,262 housing units at an average density of 335.0 persons/km² (867.7 persons/sq mi). The racial makeup of the city is 75.57% White, 15.37% African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.62% from other races, and 2.85% from two or more races. 9.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,370 households out of which 34.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% are married couples living together, 16.6% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 33.4% are non-families. 27.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.10.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $36,414, and the median income for a family is $42,083. Males have a median income of $32,870 versus $23,925 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,912. 12.5% of the population and 9.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.4% are under the age of 18 and 6.3% are 65 or older.

References

External links

* [http://www.ci.beloit.wi.us/ Official City Webpage]
* [http://www.greaterbeloitchamber.com Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.visitbeloit.com Visit Beloit] Beloit's Convention and Visitor Center.
* [http://www.beloit.edu/~envsoc/index.htm Beloit as an Ecosystem] An exploration of the land, water, and society of Beloit, Wisconsin.
* [http://als.lib.wi.us/BPL/ Beloit Public Library] Be sure the check out the Beloit Area link in the top menu bar.
* [http://www.beloithistoricalsociety.com Beloit Historical Society]
* [http://www.snappersbaseball.com/ Beloit Snappers] Our very own class A minor league ball club.
* [http://www.sdb.k12.wi.us/ School District of Beloit] The School District of Beloit's official homepage.
* [http://www.city-data.com/city/Beloit-Wisconsin.html City-Data Beloit Wisconsin Webpage] Data on the City of Beloit aggregated by City-data.
* [http://www.stateline.net/ Yahoo City of Beloit Club Search] Unofficial Beloit and Stateline area search portal.


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