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Beloit, Wisconsin
Location in Rock County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Rock County and the state of Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Rock
Area
 • Total 27.0 sq mi (70.0 km2)
 • Land 26.3 sq mi (68.2 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation
846 ft (258 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 7,038
 • Density 267.4/sq mi (103.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-06525
GNIS feature ID 1582792

Beloit is a town in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 7,038 at the 2000 census. The City of Beloit is located adjacent to the town. The unincorporated communities of Belcrest and Victory Heights are located in the town. The town hosts Festival on the Rock, an annual celebration held in September at Preservation Park.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27 sq mi (70 km2), of which, 26.3 sq mi (68 km2) of it is land and 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) of it (2.55%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,038 people, 2,814 households, and 2,042 families residing in the town. The population density was 267.4 people per square mile (103.2/km2). There were 2,949 housing units at an average density of 112.0 per square mile (43.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.00% White, 6.68% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.97% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. 2.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,814 households, out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $47,970, and the median income for a family was $54,173. Males had a median income of $39,358 versus $24,766 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,874. About 6.2% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

  • F. J. Turner High School is located in the town of Beloit.
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