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Welcome to Beloit ...

The city of Beloit is located in Rock County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Beloit has a population of 36,885 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Beloit.

Beloit is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Beloit lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Beloit ...

Official Website:   www.ci.beloit.wi.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.greaterbeloitchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Beloit had an population of 36,885 people. This is a decrease of 0.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Beloit had a population of 36,966 people (or 23.06% of the total population of Rock County). This makes Beloit the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Beloit represents 0.65% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 36,966 people, the population of Beloit increased 3.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 35,775 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Beloit.

Communities Also Named Beloit ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Beloit - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Beloit.

Communities near Beloit ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Beloit.

  • Rockford [Winnebago County]
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    • Rockford [Winnebago County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Beloit
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,835 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockford<5>
  • Janesville [Rock County]
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    • Janesville [Rock County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Beloit
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janesville
  • Belvidere [Boone County]
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    • Belvidere [Boone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Beloit
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,731 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvidere
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belvidere<5>
  • Loves Park [Winnebago County]
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    • Loves Park [Winnebago County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Beloit
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,382 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loves Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loves Park<5>
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    • Machesney Park [Winnebago County]
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      • Machesney Park [Winnebago County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Beloit
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Machesney Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Machesney Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Machesney Park<5>
    • Roscoe [Winnebago County]
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      • Roscoe [Winnebago County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Beloit
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roscoe<5>
    • Milton [Rock County]
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      • Milton [Rock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Beloit
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,643 people
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    • Poplar Grove [Boone County]
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      • Poplar Grove [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Beloit
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,075 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplar Grove<5>
    • Brodhead [Green County]
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      • Brodhead [Green County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Beloit
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brodhead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brodhead
    • Cherry Valley [Winnebago County]
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      • Cherry Valley [Winnebago County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Beloit
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,853 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherry Valley<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Beloit. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Beloit.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Beloit. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Beloit.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Beloit. Our list includes 29 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Beloit.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beloit ...

Looking for more information about Beloit? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Beloit, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Beloit.

Adding Beloit to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Beloit in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Beloit was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Beloit on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Beloit on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Beloit: www.ci.beloit.wi.us/

The official website for Rock County: www.co.rock.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Rock, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Beloit.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beloit - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beloit) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beloit. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BeloitOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beloit. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5106, Longitude: -89.0269    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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