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A+ Beloit Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Beloit Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% lower than Wisconsin
Beloit
8317% less expensive than the US average
Wisconsin
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Beloit cost of living
D Beloit Crime Total crime is 62% higher than Wisconsin
Total crime
3,45825% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2925% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Beloit crime
F Beloit Employment Household income is 31% lower than Wisconsin
Median household income
$37,77932% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,22836% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%59% higher than the US average
Beloit employment
C Beloit Housing Home value is 49% lower than Wisconsin
Median home value
$85,00054% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$72723% lower than the US average
Home ownership
59%8% lower than the US average
Beloit real estate or Beloit rentals
F Beloit Schools HS graduation rate is 15% lower than Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
75%10% lower than the US average
School test scores
34%31% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% lower than the US average
Beloit K-12 schools or Beloit colleges

Living in Beloit, WI

Beloit is a mid-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. The city has a population of 36,812 residents. According to the most recent Census, 78% of Beloit residents are White, 11% Black and 1% Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Beloit is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 22 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Beloit, Wisconsin could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. With useful information like weather, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Beloit and in the areas around Beloit is a much easier task.

The livability score in Beloit is 66 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 46th percentile of all cities across America. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Beloit has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and cost of living (A-). On a less positive note, Beloit does not have favorable scores for the following: crime (F), weather (D-), education (F) and employment (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Beloit on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Beloit is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Beloit come in at $85,000, which is 49.1% lower than the Wisconsin average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Beloit, the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 25.8% lower than the Wisconsin average.

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Beloit, Wi; First impression coming from Illinois

Attractions6/10
Community5/10
Nightlife0/10
Dining0/10
Shopping2/10
Beloit is not a town that I found very visually appealing. The roads and many of the building show their age and could use a fresh coat of paint. That also means there's history there, and that's why I visited Beloit. I love learning about Wisconsin and Beloit has a deep and rich history. The town is right on the border with Illinois, so it doesn't exactly set the best first impression for the state but it does have some redeeming qualities.

Beloit has many museum like attractions. The Angel Museum was something my daughter found very interesting. The Wright Museum of Fine arts was a stop that sparked her creativity for sure. I really enjoyed the Beckman Mill, its a HUGE park with multiple historic buildings on it along with ponds and trails that make it easy to get lost in nature.

Within the community is a LARGE farmers market. Quality produce at good prices, the strawberries were delicious. They sell more than just produce too. Little nick nacks and crafted things are also sold.
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Source: The Beloit, WI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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