Janesville 77 Exceptional
Janesville Livability #231 ranked city in Wisconsin#5,525 ranked city in the USARanks better than 81% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Janesville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Janesville Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% lower than Wisconsin
9010% less expensive than the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Janesville cost of living
C Janesville Crime Total crime is 64% higher than Wisconsin
Total crime
3,05118% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3318% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
3%Year over year crime is up
Janesville crime
D+ Janesville Employment Household income is 8% lower than Wisconsin
Median household income
$50,3009% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,46811% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%5% lower than the US average
Janesville employment
C+ Janesville Housing Home value is 23% lower than Wisconsin
Median home value
$129,30030% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$76519% lower than the US average
Home ownership
66%3% higher than the US average
Janesville real estate or Janesville rentals
D- Janesville Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
86%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
41%16% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:116% lower than the US average
Janesville K-12 schools
B- Janesville User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Janesville
Overall user rating
70% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
70% 5 total surveys
all Janesville poll results

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      Living in Janesville, WI

      Located in the state of Wisconsin, Janesville is a moderately-sized city with a population of 63,880 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 92% of Janesville residents are White, 2% Asian and 1% Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 72% of the population considered married and 62% with kids under the age of 18, Janesville could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Janesville could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Wisconsin if you know where to look. The best areas in Janesville and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, weather, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Wisconsin and national averages.

      The livability score in Janesville is 74 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 79th percentile of all cities across America. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Janesville ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (B-) and cost of living (B). On a more negative note, Janesville does not have favorable ranks for the following: weather (F) and education (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Janesville on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Rotary Botanical Gardens, Tallman House, and Lava Ultra Lounge.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Janesville is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Janesville come in at $129,300, which is 22.6% lower than the Wisconsin average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Janesville, the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 16.1% lower than the Wisconsin average.

      Janesville transportation information

      Average one way commute21min22min26min
      Workers who drive to work84.5%80.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.3%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.9%1.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%3.3%2.8%
      Working from home2.1%4.2%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0n/a8354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)2 (4)22711

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      Source: The Janesville, WI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).