Beloit

39 reviews
  1. Town in Wisconsin
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$723
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

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
    195
    264
  • Murder
    22
    5
  • Rape
    41
    37
  • Robbery
    144
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    621
    575
  • Theft
    2,623
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    117
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,384
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

39 reviews
  • Excellent
    2
  • Very Good
    9
  • Average
    24
  • Poor
    4
  • Terrible
    0
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.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Beloit is a very diverse, opportunity-filled, and community orientated town. I have lived in Beloit for over 10 years and my education has taken place here from elementary to high school leading to my college. Beloit school systems are very diverse and this has changed my horizons in a positive way. Just because we are different from one another does not mean that the situation is negative. The diversity has taught me we can all learn from each other. The Beloit community is very involved in making Beloit a better place by offering several programs that allows students to put in community service hours and make Beloit a better place.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Beloit is a great town. Social media only puts out the negative the past few years. Don't get me wrong every town has its own negatives, but Beloits is put out a lot based on what people hear. I lived in Beloit for seven years now. I loved the high school. They have AP classes and a lot of other classes that will transfer to college to help high schoolers get a head in college while still in high school. Which I did. I enjoy walking around down town. It has some amazing little shops and the view down there is amazing. I've had a great experience living in Beloit. I enjoy it so much that i bought a house close to Beloit College so I can easily walk downtown whenever I wanted to.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago