Beloit is a city in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2010 census, Beloit had a population of 36,966. The greater Beloit area is home to more than 91,000 residents. Beloit has the 3rd highest percentage of African Americans in the state, after Racine and Milwaukee.
Claim to fame
Beloit is the home of Beloit College. It is also home to a Hormel plant, a Frito Lay plant, the world's largest can of chili, and the Beloit Snappers baseball club of the Midwest League. Beloit lays claim to such inventions as the speedometer, Korn Kurls, and John Francis Appleby's twine binder. Korn Kurls, which resemble present day Cheetos, are credited for the founding of the snack food industry. Beloit is the only city in Rock County to have been named an All-America City.
The median income for a household in the city is $36,414, and the median income for a family is $42,083. Males have a median income of $32,870 versus $23,925 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,912. 12.5% of the population and 9.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.4% are under the age of 18 and 6.3% are 65 or older.
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Angel Museum - Category: Museum - 656 Pleasant Street, Beloit, WI 53511-6242 (608) 362-9099 - (visit website)
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B B's King of Cajun - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 163 W Grand Ave., Beloit, WI 53511 (608) 363-1059
Gibby's Soulfood & BBQ - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 508 Moore St, Beloit, WI 53511 (608) 322-2553
Betty Everett (November 23, 1939, Greenwood, Mississippi -- August 19, 2001, Beloit, Wisconsin) was an African-American Soul singer and pianist. She is known for her biggest hit single "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)."
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