Beloit, Kansas

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Beloit, Kansas
Mitchell County Courthouse (2014)
Mitchell County Courthouse (2014)
Nickname(s): 
"The Heart of the Solomon Valley"
Motto(s): 
"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′46″N 98°6′34″W / 39.46278°N 98.10944°W / 39.46278; -98.10944Coordinates: 39°27′46″N 98°6′34″W / 39.46278°N 98.10944°W / 39.46278; -98.10944
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyMitchell
Platted1872
Incorporated1872
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorTom Naasz
Area
 • Total4.05 sq mi (10.49 km2)
 • Land4.02 sq mi (10.41 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
1,385 ft (422 m)
Population
 • Total3,835
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
3,769
 • Density950/sq mi (370/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67420
Area code785
FIPS code20-05775 [5]
GNIS ID0472339 [6]
Websitebeloitks.org

Beloit is a city in Mitchell County, Kansas, United States.[7] It is also the county seat of Mitchell County. In 2010, 3,835 people lived there.[8]

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.[9] Beloit is named after Beloit, Wisconsin, the hometown of an early resident.[10] 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.[11]

Geography[change | change source]

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 4.05 square miles (10.49 km2). Of that, 4.02 square miles (10.41 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[2]

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.[12]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,835
18902,45533.8%
19002,359−3.9%
19103,08230.6%
19203,3157.6%
19303,5025.6%
19403,7657.5%
19504,0858.5%
19603,837−6.1%
19704,1217.4%
19804,3676.0%
19904,066−6.9%
20004,019−1.2%
20103,835−4.6%
Est. 20163,769[4]−1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

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

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. welcome Archived November 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  8. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011.
  9. 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.
  10. "Origin of Town Names" (PDF). Solomon Valley Highway 24 Heritage Alliance. p. 2. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  11. Beloit Juvenile Correctional Facility Archived October 27, 2009, at Archive.today
  12. Climate Summary for Beloit, Kansas
  13. "Sam Colson". Sports-Reference. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  14. "Mathew W. Pitsch". intelius.com. Retrieved April 9, 2015.

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