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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population63,880
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+30,624
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married48%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22%
Median Earnings25+$32,868
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,018
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,581

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,110
% Above Poverty Level85.3%
% Below Poverty Level14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone30.6%
Median Gross Rent$765
Median House Value$129,300

Ancestry

Irish17.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.6%
Norwegian12.7%
English8.7%
Polish4.3%
Italian3.5%
Swiss2.4%
French Except Basque2.4%
Swedish2.3%
Dutch1.8%
Scottish1.4%
Czech1.4%
Welsh1%
Danishn0.8%
African0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Russian0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Slovak0.1%
German0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Australian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Janesville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rock County
Standard Zip Codes53545, 53546, 53548
P.O. Box Zip Codes53547
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.68
Approximate Longitude-89.01

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)

StationAFTON
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.7 inches
StationFORT ATKINSON
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp8 to 26 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationWHITEWATER
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beloit36,812$43,883
Clinton2,206$66,188
Edgerton5,494$72,143
Footville718$56,250
Milton5,574$59,688
Orfordville1,311$59,167

Janesville Public Libraries

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

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Janesville Hospitals

St Marys Janesville Hospital
(Non-profit)
3400 East Racine Street
(608) 373-8000
Mercy Hlth Sys Corp
(Non-profit)
1000 Mineral Point Ave
(608) 756-6080

Janesville Public Schools

Adams Elementary
1138 E Memorial Dr
ZIP: 53545
(608) 743-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Arise Virtual Academy
1831 Mount Zion Ave
ZIP: 53545
(608) 743-6600
Other
Total Enrollment 85
Consolidated Elementary
4838 N County Road F
ZIP: 53545
(608) 868-9595
Primary
Total Enrollment 80
Craig High
401 S Randall Ave
ZIP: 53545
(608) 743-5200
High
Total Enrollment 1628
Janesville Virtual Academy
1831 Mount Zion Ave
ZIP: 53545
(608) 743-6600
Jefferson Elementary
1831 Mount Zion Ave
ZIP: 53545
(608) 743-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Marshall Middle
25 S Pontiac Dr
ZIP: 53545
(608) 743-6200
Middle
Total Enrollment 930
Monroe Elementary
55 S Pontiac Dr
ZIP: 53545
(608) 743-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 365
Roosevelt Elementary
316 S Ringold St
ZIP: 53545
(608) 743-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
Tagos Leadership Academy
1350 N Parker Dr
ZIP: 53545
(608) 743-5062
High
Total Enrollment 61
Youth Services Center
210 E Us Highway 14
ZIP: 53545
(608) 757-5930
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Edison Middle
1649 S Chatham St
ZIP: 53546
(608) 743-5900
Middle
Total Enrollment 672
Harmony Elementary School
4243 E Rotamer Rd
ZIP: 53546
(608) 868-9360
Primary
Total Enrollment 247
Harrison Elementary
760 Princeton Rd
ZIP: 53546
(608) 743-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Jackson Elementary
441 W Burbank Ave
ZIP: 53546
(608) 743-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Janesville Academy For International Studies
2909 Kellogg Ave
ZIP: 53546
(608) 743-5050
Kennedy Elementary
3901 Randolph Rd
ZIP: 53546
(608) 743-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Lincoln Elementary
1821 Conde St
ZIP: 53546
(608) 743-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Rock University High
2909 Kellogg Ave
ZIP: 53546
(608) 758-6512
High
Total Enrollment 48
Van Buren Elementary
1515 Lapham St
ZIP: 53546
(608) 743-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 365
Wi Ctr For The Blind & Visually Impaired
1700 W State St
ZIP: 53546
(608) 758-6100
Franklin Middle
450 N Crosby Ave
ZIP: 53548
(608) 743-6000
Middle
Total Enrollment 525
Madison Elementary
331 N Grant Ave
ZIP: 53548
(608) 743-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Parker High
3125 Mineral Point Ave
ZIP: 53548
(608) 743-5600
High
Total Enrollment 1362
Preschool 4 Janesville
527 S Franklin St
ZIP: 53548
(608) 751-8178
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Rock River Charter School
31 W Milwaukee St
ZIP: 53548
(608) 752-8273
Other
Total Enrollment 197
Washington Elementary
811 N Pine St
ZIP: 53548
(608) 743-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Wilson Elementary
465 Rockport Rd
ZIP: 53548
(608) 743-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 334

Janesville Private Schools

St John Vianney School
1250 E Racine St
ZIP: 53545
Elementary
Total Enrollment 228
St Mary Elementary School
307 E Wall St
ZIP: 53545
Elementary
Total Enrollment 119
St Matthews Lutheran School
709 Milton Ave
ZIP: 53545
Elementary
Total Enrollment 102
St Pauls Lutheran School
210 S Ringold St
ZIP: 53545
Elementary
Total Enrollment 237
Oakhill Christian School
1650 S Oakhill Ave
ZIP: 53546
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
Rock Prairie Montessori
5246 E Rotamer Rd
ZIP: 53546
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
St Patrick Elementary School
305 Lincoln St
ZIP: 53548
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
St William Catholic School
1822 Ravine St
ZIP: 53548
Elementary
Total Enrollment 132
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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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