Beloit is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 36,891 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Beloit is the 19th largest community in Wisconsin.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Beloit is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.08% of the Beloit workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Beloit is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beloit who work in office and administrative support (12.76%), sales jobs (8.31%), and food service (6.20%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Beloit rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.96% of adults 25 and older in Beloit have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Beloit in 2010 was $19,030, which is low income relative to Wisconsin, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,120 for a family of four. However, Beloit contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Beloit is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Beloit home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beloit residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Beloit also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Beloit include Irish, English, Norwegian, and African.
The most common language spoken in Beloit is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.