Janesville, Wisconsin

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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

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.

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

References[change | change source]

  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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