Janesville, Wisconsin 

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Population

63,957

+0.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Median Income

$49,372

Median Home Price

$147,300

Best Places to Live in Janesville, Wisconsin

Small-town complex - Extreme south-central Wisconsin at the Illinois border. June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Janesville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Small-town atmosphere
Attractive setting
Close to Chicago
Cons
Cold winters
Economic cycles
Arts and culture
 $165,000 
1164 Ontario Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1905 SqFt
 $234,900 
4441 Dublin Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1400 SqFt
 $135,000 
821 Sherman Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 924 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Janesville-Beloit Metro Area

Janesville and its smaller satellite city of Beloit are located about 15 miles apart in extreme south-central Wisconsin, with Beloit abutting the Illinois border. Both are small industrial towns with a large General Motors plant in Janesville and a variety of businesses, notably food processing and distribution, in Beloit. The GM plant is tied to pickup truck and SUV products. Predictably, the strong auto industry ties give the area a cyclical economy overall.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Janesville
Zip Codes: 53546 53545 53548
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 803 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Janesville is 3.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Janesville jobs have increased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Janesville's cost of living is 17.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Janesville's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Janesville, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Rock county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Janesville's population is 63,957 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Janesville is $147,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.0%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Janesville public schools spend $11,814 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.2 students per teacher in Janesville. More Education



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Reviews for Janesville   11 Reviews
Town Sucks. Don't move here. - 1/5/2019
My Wife and I have lived here for the last 2 years. Janesville is the pit of Hell. Nothing to do here, especially during the winter time. Closest places are 45 min to... Read More

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semi-poor quality of life - 2/15/2016
Janesville has pros and cons to living here depending on what is important to you. Janesville has a cheap cost of living and liberal-below average schools. Since you can... Read More

Living in Janesville, WI - 3/13/2015
I have lived in Janesville for 8 years and it is undisputedly, absolutely the worst place I have ever lived and I have lived in many cites from San Diego, Los Angeles,... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN
53546 53545 53548

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