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Welcome to Janesville ...

The city of Janesville is located in Rock County<1> and is the County Seat for Rock County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Janesville has a population of 64,575 people<2> (see below for details).

Janesville was established in 1835.

The community of Janesville is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Janesville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Janesville ...

Official Website: www.ci.janesville.wi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Janesville had an population of 64,575 people. This is an increase of 1.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Janesville had a population of 63,575 people (which is 39.65% of the total population of Rock County). This makes Janesville the county's most populous community.

The population of Janesville represents 1.12% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 63,575 people, the population of Janesville increased 6.85% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 59,498 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Janesville.

Communities Also Named Janesville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Janesville - they are located in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Janesville.

Communities near Janesville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Janesville.

  • Beloit [Rock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beloit
    • Beloit [Rock County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Janesville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,926 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beloit
  • Whitewater [Walworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitewater
    • Whitewater [Walworth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Janesville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,895 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewater
  • Stoughton [Dane County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoughton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoughton
    • Stoughton [Dane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Janesville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,114 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoughton
  • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Atkinson
    • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Janesville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,422 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Atkinson
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roscoe [Winnebago County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roscoe
      • Roscoe [Winnebago County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Janesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,510 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roscoe<6>
    • Delavan [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delavan
      • Delavan [Walworth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Janesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delavan
    • Beloit [Rock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beloit have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beloit
      • Beloit [Rock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Janesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beloit
    • South Beloit [Winnebago County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Beloit have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Beloit
      • South Beloit [Winnebago County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Janesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Beloit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Beloit<6>
    • Rockton [Winnebago County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockton
      • Rockton [Winnebago County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Janesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockton<6>
    • Edgerton [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgerton
      • Edgerton [Rock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Janesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgerton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Janesville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Janesville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Janesville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Janesville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Janesville. Our list includes 35 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Janesville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Janesville ...

Looking for more information about Janesville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Janesville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Janesville.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Janesville: www.ci.janesville.wi.us/

The official website for Rock County: www.co.rock.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Rock, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Janesville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Janesville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Janesville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Janesville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Janesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Janesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6836, Longitude: -89.0185    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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