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Demographics

Janesville/Rock County Demographics & Community Statistics 2015

Population

Population: 63,510* (Janesville); 160,059* (Rock County) 

Projected Population: 73,495** (2020); 168,258** (Rock County 2020)

*estimate  **Projected
SOURCE: 
Wisconsin Department of Administration, Wisconsin Demographics Services Center & City of Janesville

Population by Age Group (Janesville): 20-24 years - 6.3%; 25-34 years - 14.4%; 35-50 years - 27.5%; 50-64 years - 11.1%; 65+ years - 13.8 %
Population by Age Group (Rock County): 20-24 years - 6.2%; 25-34 years - 12.4%; 35-50 years - 27.5%; 50-64 years - 12.8%; 65+ years - 14.3%
Median Age:
36.9 (Janesville); 38.8 (Rock County); 38.8 (Wisconsin); 37.6 (United States)
SOURCE
:  US Census Bureau, 2010-2015 American Community Survey
 

Taxes & Income

Rock County Sales Tax: 5.5%

Wisconsin Corporate Income Tax: 7.9%

Wisconsin Personal Income Tax: 4.0% - 7.65%
SOURCEwww.revenue.wi.gov/faqs/pcs/taxrates.html

Equalized Property Value*: $9,926,025,100

Per Capita Income: $25,181 (Janesville); $24,715 (Rock County)

Family Median Income: $61,118 (Janesville); $60,422 (Rock County)

Annual Sales & Use Tax Collection*: $12,280,876
SOURCE:  US Census Bureau 2010-2015 American Community Survey & Wisconsin Department of Revenue

Housing

Total Housing Units: 27,140 (Janesville); 68,361 (Rock County)

Median Sale Price: $124,500 (Rock County)

Rental Vacancy Rate: 3.7% (Janesville); 4.8% (Rock County)
SOURCE:  US Census Bureau 2010-2015 American Community Survey

Sales Range:

  • $0-$39,999:  7.86% (155 units)
  • $40,000-$49,999: 4.26% (84 units)
  • $50,000-$99,999: 23.08% (455 units)
  • $100,000-$139,999: 25.22% (497 units)
  • $140,000-$199,999: 26.62% (505 units)
  • $200,000-$299,999:  10.91% (215 units)
  • $300,000+    3.04% (60)
    SOURCE: 
    SC WI MLS 2015 | NOTE:  Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding

Climate

Average High Temperature: January - 28°; April - 58°; July - 83°; October - 61°

Average Low Temperature: January - 11°; April - 27°; July - 61°; October - 38°

Average Annual Precipitation: January 1.38"; April 3.46"; July 3.78"; Oct 2.91"

Average Annual Snowfall: January 11"; April 1"; July 0"; Oct 0"

Average Annual Rainfall:  35.2"  |  Average Annual Snowfall: 36"
SOURCE: 
US Climate Data, www.usclimatedata.com

 

 

Transportation

Rock County covers 720 square miles and is located in the center of the industrial heartland.  Over 30% of all U.S. manufacturing takes place within a 500 mile radius of Rock County.

Highways: Interstate 39/90; U.S. Highway 14; U.S. Highway 51; State Highway 11; State Highway 26; State Highway 59

Air: Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport

Rail: Union Pacific (2 daily freight trains to and from Chicago, IL); Iowa-Chicago & Eastern Railroad (1 daily freight train to Rockford, IL); Wisconsin & Southern (Serving Wisconsin & Chicago)

Bus: Local - Janesville Transit System; Intercity and Van Galder Bus Lines

Trucking: 45 trucking companies serve Rock County; Janesville also is served by UPS and Federal Express terminals.

Community Facts

Parks: 4 regional, 8 community and 32 neighborhood parks representing over 2,590 acres of parkland

Public Safety: 95 full-time Police Officers,  18 Police Civilians,  87 full-time Firefighters, 7 Fire Administration, 5 Municipal Fire Stations

Health Care: Mercyhealth System & Hospital, SSM St. Mary's Hospital-Janesville & SSM Health Dean Medical Group and Janesville Occupational Health and Medical Center

Emergency Medical Units: 4 Municipal Emergency Medical Units

Library: Hedberg Public Library

Churches: Over 50 representing most faiths

Media: 1 local daily newspaper (The Janesville Gazette); 1 bi-weekly newspaper (The Janesville Messenger); 5 local radio stations (WCLO AM, WJVL FM, WKPO FM, WSJY-FM, WTJK AM)

Government: City Manager and 7-member City Council (elected at large); 593 Total Employees; $3,987,273,400 Equalized Property Value

Distance to Major Cities

Chicago, IL (105 miles): 1 hour, 45 minutes, SE

Detroit, MI (385 miles): 6 hours, 30 minutes, E

Madison, WI (40 miles): 45 minutes, N

Milwaukee, WI (75 miles): 1 hour, 15 minutes, NE

Minneapolis/St. Paul,  MN (320 miles): 5 hours, 15 minutes, NW

Rockford, IL (30 miles): 35 minutes, S