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Overview

Introduction to Janesville, Wisconsin

Janesville, Wisconsin, in Rock county, is 61 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is conveniently located inside the Janesville-Beloit metropolitan area. There are an estimated 59,498 people in Janesville.

Janesville History

Janesville was established on the east bank of the Rock River in 1835. The area was named in honor of Henry Janes, who was an early settler. The initial development in the town depended on waterpower generated from the river. The first Wisconsin Fair took place in the community in 1851.

Janesville and nearby Attractions

  • Rockport Park
  • La Follette County Park
  • Palmer Park
  • Hoard Historical Museum
  • Viking County Park
  • Brodhead Depot Museum

Things To Do In Janesville

Blackhawk Golf Course, Hackbarth Hills Golf Club and Bass Creek Golf Course are the local golf courses. Creston Park Shopping Center and the Janesville Mall Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. Local churches include the Asbury United Methodist Church, the All Saints Anglican Church and the Saint Marks Lutheran Church. The community celebrates the Arts Fest every September, the ArborFest every October and the Tomato Fest every August.

Janesville Transportation

Dane County Regional Airport is located nearby.

Janesville Higher Education

Blackhawk Technical College is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Rock Valley College, Kishwaukee College and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

People

Total Population 63,799
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 29,928
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 49.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,845
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,121
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,190

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,921
% Above Poverty Level 84.8%
% Below Poverty Level 15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $749
Median House Value $128,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.3%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 16.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Janesville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 61 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Rock
Metro Area Janesville - Beloit
Standard Zip Codes 53545, 53546, 53548
P.O. Box Zip Codes 53547
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.682
Longitude -89.018

Janesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station AFTON
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
Station FORT ATKINSON
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station WHITEWATER
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beloit 36,858 $43,068
Clinton 2,123 $59,740
Edgerton 5,484 $75,194
Footville 646 $54,375
Milton 5,572 $59,830
Orfordville 1,422 $55,577

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Janesville Public Libraries

Library
Hedberg Public Library
316 S. MAIN ST.
Janesville, Wisconsin
(608) 758-6600

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Janesville Hospitals

MERCY HLTH SYS CORP
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1000 MINERAL POINT AVE
(608) 756-6161
Emergency Service: Yes

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Janesville High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

CRAIG HI
401 S RANDALL AVE
608-743-2105
Serves 1,803 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

PARKER HI
3125 MINERAL POINT AVE
608-743-5605
Serves 1,785 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

ROCK RIVER CHARTER SCHOOL
31 W MILWAUKEE ST
608-752-8273
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 81 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

WIS SCH F/T VIS HANDICAP
1700 W STATE ST
608-758-6100
A Special Education School
Serves 60 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.5

PARKVIEW CHARTER SCH
422 HWY 11 WEST
608-879-2352
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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Historic Janesville

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Janesville (from the north) c1898.

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Janesville (from the north) c1898.

Janesville (from the north) between 1880 and 1899

Janesville (from the south) c1898.

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