Janesville, Wisconsin

city in and county seat of Rock County, Wisconsin

Janesville is a city in the state of Wisconsin in the United States.[1] It is the county seat of Rock County.[1] 59,498 people were living in Janesville as of the 2000 census.[2] Janesville has an area of 48.1 square miles, says the United States Census Bureau.

City of Janesville
Downtown Janesville looking south on Main Street (2004)
Downtown Janesville looking south on Main Street (2004)
Nickname(s): 
"City of Parks"
"Wisconsin's Park Place"
"Bower City"
Location of Janesville in Rock County, Wisconsin
Location of Janesville in Rock County, Wisconsin
Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°41′2″N 89°0′59″W / 42.68389°N 89.01639°W / 42.68389; -89.01639
MunicipalityCity
Incorporated1853
Government
 • City managerEric Levitt
Area
 • Total73 km2 (28.1 sq mi)
 • Land71 km2 (27.5 sq mi)
 • Water2 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total59,498
 • Density834.2/km2 (2,160.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
Websitewww.ci.janesville.wi.us

The first settlers arrived in Janesville in 1835. It incorporated as a city in 1835[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. US Census: Places in Wisconsin listed alphabetically
  3. http://www.ci.janesville.wi.us/about-janesville/history-of-janesville

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