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
$85,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$727
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    268
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    73
    41
  • Robbery
    155
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    404
    500
  • Theft
    2,549
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,779
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Beloit is a small town on the border between Wisconsin and Illinois. It offers a lot of diversity that you will not find anywhere else in Wisconsin. It offers many things to do such as Bowling, Skating, Movie Theater, and much more. There are frequent community events going on so there is never a dull moment. Something that would improve Beloit would be to add more programs that would help students interact more with the community. Regardless of this, Beloit is a great town!
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Beloit, Wisconsin is right on the border of Illinois. When people hear you're from Beloit they automatically think about crimes and how Beloit is not safe, even though they're not completely wrong I wouldn't of wanted to grow up in any other city. According to neighborhoodscout.com Beloit's crime index number is 14/100, 100 being the safest city. I've grown up with families that have had their kids shot. Beloit can be scary but in times of crisis we are all there for each, we're all giving hugs and giving shoulders to cry on. People who have committed crimes seem to deal with gangs and drug deals. Getting people off the street who are involved with either gangs or drug deals would make Beloit a much nicer community.
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.