Beloit, Kansas

Coordinates: 39°27′52″N 98°06′30″W / 39.46444°N 98.10833°W / 39.46444; -98.10833
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Beloit, Kansas
Mitchell County Courthouse (2014)
Mitchell County Courthouse (2014)
"The Heart of the Solomon Valley"
"We're glad you're here, and we hope you stay for awhile [sic]."[1]
Location within Mitchell County and Kansas
Location within Mitchell County and Kansas
KDOT map of Mitchell County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°27′52″N 98°06′30″W / 39.46444°N 98.10833°W / 39.46444; -98.10833[2]
CountryUnited States
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • Total3.94 sq mi (10.21 km2)
 • Land3.92 sq mi (10.14 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation1,434 ft (437 m)
 • Total3,404
 • Density860/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code785
FIPS code20-05775
GNIS ID485547[2]

Beloit is a city in Mitchell County, Kansas, United States. It is also the county seat of Mitchell County. In 2020, 3,404 people lived there.[4]

History[change | change source]

On permanent organization of the county in 1870, Beloit was chosen to be the county seat of Mitchell County, Kansas. It is northeast of the center of the county on the Solomon River. Beloit was first settled by A.A. Bell in 1868. he wanted to water power better. The town was called Willow Springs for some time.[5] Beloit is named after Beloit, Wisconsin, the hometown of an early resident.[6] Beloit sits at the junction of the Union Pacific and the Missouri Pacific Railroads.

Beloit was platted March 26, 1872. The town grew very quickly. In July 1872, was incorporated as a thrid class city. On March 10, 1879, Gov. John P. St. John said Beloit is a second class city.

Beloit had the Beloit Juvenile Correctional Facility of the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority.[7]

Geography[change | change source]

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 3.94 square miles (10.20 km2). Of that, 3.92 square miles (10.15 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[3]

Climate[change | change source]

Beloit has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Beloit has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census[change | change source]

The 2020 census says that there were 3,404 people, 1,471 households, and 855 families living in Beloit. Of the households, 68.7% owned their home and 31.3% rented their home.

The median age was 44.6 years. Of the people, 94.4% were White, 0.4% were Black, 0.3% were Native American, 0.2% were Asian, 0.9% were from some other race, and 3.7% were two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the people.[4][9]

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 3,835 people, 1,647 households, and 964 families living in Beloit.[10]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. welcome Archived November 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Beloit, Kansas
  3. 3.0 3.1 "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "DP1: PROFILE OF GENERAL POPULATION AND HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2023.
  5. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 171. ISBN 9780722249055.
  6. "Origin of Town Names" (PDF). Solomon Valley Highway 24 Heritage Alliance. p. 2. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  7. Beloit Juvenile Correctional Facility Archived October 27, 2009, at
  8. Climate Summary for Beloit, Kansas
  9. "P16: HOUSEHOLD TYPE". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 30, 2023.
  10. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  11. "Sam Colson". Sports-Reference. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  12. "Mathew W. Pitsch". Retrieved April 9, 2015.

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