B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$722
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Beloit Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    279
    0
  • Murder
    8
    0
  • Rape
    73
    41
  • Robbery
    122
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    442
    1
  • Theft
    2,509
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    125
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,500
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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Beloit Reviews

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For a medium-sized city, Beloit still has a small-town feel. Because of this, most people are friendly, but I've met many middle-aged to older adults who have some biased or prejudicial beliefs because they have not ventured out of this county for most of their adult lives. I do love the farmers market. There are many nice, small businesses in the downtown area. The annual lighted Christmas parade is nice. Many of the teachers hired into this school district do not have much experience, which can be positive or negative, depending on the teacher. It is helpful that Beloit is located near the interstate, with convenient commutes to Madison and Milwaukee, WI and to Rockford, Il because there are not many jobs nearby. Unfortunately, Beloit has been an economically depressed area for some time now.
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What I loved about Beloit is the support and the community. Honestly it's very easy to get along with everyone. But no matter who you are and where you are from, there will always be opportunities for all people here. I've seen multiple people in my high school (who were transfers etc.) that have been nothing less than welcomed. That's just what this community is, it's very welcoming and honestly I couldn't see myself growing up in any other city besides Beloit. Here you can establish bonds and friendships that can never be broken and the best part of living here is knowing that you will always be a part of something positive. No matter what others think of it. You will always be involved some way some how.
The city has worked diligently to beautify Beloit and make it a place that people want to reside. We have several large companies based in and around Beloit, so many opportunities for jobs. And the downtown area is one of the best in the state. People come from all over for our Farmer's Market every Saturday spring - fall. There is a great music atmosphere with Fridays in the Park and Music at Harry's Place in the summer, bars that have karaoke and live bands, and several large music festivals within a close drive.