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Janesville is a city in Rock County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Henry F. Janes, who operated a ferry service here.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Janesville. For links to other places called Janesville, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Janesville is 42.682N. The longitude is -89.018W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 837 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 61,145.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$45,961
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Janesville demographic reports
Janesville is on the Rock River.
Former and merged names include:
· Black Hawk
Public transportation: Janesville Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 148. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Ranked among the top 10 cities, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Arts Fest - Sept. 14-15, 2007
  • ArborFest - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Tomato Fest - Aug. 18, 2007
  • Rock County 4-H Fair - July 24-29, 2007
  • German Oktoberfest - Nov. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Janesville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Rockport Park, Palmer Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 57

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Janesville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Janesville-Beloit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53546 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

33% of Janesville residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Janesville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Janesville was $22,224, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Janesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Janesville festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Janesville include Courthouse Hill Historic District, East Milwaukee Street Historic District, Look West Historic District, North Main Street Historic District, South Main Street Historic District, West Milwaukee Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Janesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $498.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $970.


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Libraries in Janesville include Hedberg Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Janesville include Janesville Gazette

TV stations in Janesville include WBUW.

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Politics

Rock County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Janesville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Janesville workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Janesville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Janesville, WI

Pros: Great Parks! Janesville is definitely a family oriented town...

Cons: Although it's getting better, there are really limited choices on fine dining in Janesville...

This is a good place to raise a family
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