Janesville, Minnesota

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Janesville, Minnesota

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High Points

Janesville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Janesville Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Janesville People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Janesville, Minnesota

Comparing Janesville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Senior Citizens 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 4
Age of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 7
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Working at Home 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Rents 6 6
Housing Recently Built 6 6
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Janesville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles SW of Burnsville, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles S of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Waseca
Standard Zip Codes 56048
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.116
Longitude -93.707

Janesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station ST PETER 2 SW
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 29.6 inches
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
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Janesville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,109 100%
Male 1,008 47.8%
Female 1,101 52.2%
Under 18 572 27.1%
18+ 1,537 72.9%
65+ 337 16%
Median Age 33.8
Average Family Size 3.05
White 2,061 97.7%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.4%
Other 13 0.6%
Mixed Race 21 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 34 1.6%

Estimated Janesville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,148
Growth 39
Growth % 1.8%

Janesville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 55%
US/American 10.6%
Norwegian 8.8%
Irish 7.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
English 2.8%
Polish 2.3%
Danish 1.4%
Swedish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Italian 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Czech 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Belgian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Scottish 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Nigerian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Janesville 2,109 $51,111
Eagle Lake 1,787 $54,167
Elysian 486 $47,778
Madison Lake 837 $50,673
Pemberton 246 $42,222
St. Clair 827 $50,333
Waterville 1,833 $45,536
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Janesville High Schools (2004)

110 E. 3RD ST.
Serves 280 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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