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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Janesville is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 64,245. Janesville is in Rock County. Living in Janesville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Janesville there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Janesville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Janesville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$858
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Janesville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    125.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    43.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    211.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,159.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    12%

Working in Janesville

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,293
National
$62,843
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Janesville Reviews

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I just recently moved from Buckeye, Arizona to Janesville, Wisconsin and all I can say is the difference is amazing. Before, I had to drive 45 minutes to an hour to get to a shopping center and janesville has one only 5 minutes away from where I live. The city also has many businesses and local places that you can visit when you have free time. It has been an overall amazing experience!
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Janesville's public transit system is a painful joke. The buses run every half hour, in a circuit/loop, beginning and ending at the transit center. Makes getting a second job nearly impossible; nobody actually pays-Janesville has a high disabled population. People without disabilities also use the bus, but who cares-The new buses are even less friendly to the target audience: fold your shopping carts; the steps to the rear of the bus are too steep. The seats are far too close so that one can easily view someone's phone over their shoulder-City planning commission doesn't know their audience, nor do they seem to care. Farmer's market outside of town where no one can access it. Dangerous river access in the middle of downtown-If you want to eat after 9:30, you better like pizza or maybe bar food, or have a car-Don't have liberal opinions, be PoC, or atheist-No real need to lock your doors or carry pepper spray.
It's really rich in history, but it lacks activities for younger people. Nice attractions for a weekend or two though. Very pretty downtown in the summer!