B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    134
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    48
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    371
    500
  • Theft
    2,295
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,300
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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I like Janesville. It is close to shopping. Great midway point for commuting to other cities such as Madison, Rockford, and Chicago. Good schools and low crime. Many family friendly activities, great parks, and a fantastic library!
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Janesville is a friendly family city with good schools. It's a safe place to raise a family. Currently, the city is working hard on revitalizing it's downtown in an effort to appeal to more white collar professionals. Great shops and a river walk are being implemented along with a festival square!
Janesville is a very open and wonderful community. I moved here as a 6th grader and loved it immediately! The people are very welcoming and kind. The streets are clean, and the city provides many different activities in which are available to the public. These activities bring the community together and I believe that is super important.