Janesville, WI Real Estate

Janesville, Wisconsin is a city in Rock County with a population of just over 60,000 people. Known as the “City of Parks,” Janesville has one of the highest parkland acreages per capita in Wisconsin. Aside from its scenic natural attractions, Janesville has much to offer to anyone looking to raise a family; it’s a great community in which to live, work and play.

Janesville has a vibrant business culture, with many prominent companies headquartered in town. Companies like Mercy Health System, Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Woodman’s Food Market call Janesville home. The city is very conducive to economic development. Its “Speed to Market” initiative speaks to its commitment in assisting business growth through providing efficient services to those looking to start a business.

The city of Janesville also has an excellent primary education system, which has consistently surpassed state graduation rates for the last many years. It provides its students with access to college preparatory and language classes, which is not often available at other schools. Janesville also has many opportunities in the area of secondary education – Blackhawk Technical College and UW-Rock County are located within the city limits. Located nearby are UW-Madison, Beloit College and UW-Whitewater.

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Janesville’s architectural climate is something spectacular. Twenty percent of Wisconsin’s buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places can be found in Janesville. The city’s downtown area is an amalgam of historic architectural buildings and modern shops and store fronts.

Janesville’s nickname, “City of Parks,” isn’t an anomaly. The city has a 2,500 acre park system, which includes 53 parks, boat launches, golf courses and nature trails. The two golf courses in Janesville include the Riverside Golf Course, an 18-hole course, and Blackhawk Golf Course, a nine-hole course. Riverside has repeatedly been given 3+ star ratings from Golf Digest. Janesville also has a public, internationally-themed botanical garden at Rotary Gardens. It’s a 20-acre non-profit botanic garden home to many dramatic and themed gardens, including Japanese, Scottish, French Formal, Italian and English Cottage Gardens.

Other entertainment options in Janesville include the Armory Dinner Theatre, Janesville Jets Hockey and the Janesville Performing Arts Center. The Armory is a historical building in downtown Janesville offering three distinct dining and entertainment experiences. The Janesville Jets are an expansion team in the North American Hockey League. You can see Jets hockey action at the Janesville Ice Arena. The Janesville Performing Arts Center offers performances and events produced by 15 local non-profit arts groups. The center has a 633-seat theatre, lobby and art gallery. Each year, the center hosts over 100 public and private events. Some of the performances include musicals, symphony, dance, concerts, comedic and dramatic theatre, educational programs and more. To find out more, visit the center’s website.

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Schools
  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Adams Elementary School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 398 Not Provided Adams Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Consolidated Elementary School (Janesville) Milton School District public 91 Not Provided Consolidated Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
East Elementary School (Milton) Milton School District public 293 Not Provided East Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Harmony Elementary School (Janesville) Milton School District public 259 Not Provided Harmony Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Harrison Elementary School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 298 Not Provided Harrison Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Jackson Elementary School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 346 Not Provided Jackson Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Jefferson Elementary School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 362 Not Provided Jefferson Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Kennedy Elementary School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 384 Not Provided Kennedy Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Lincoln Elementary School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 361 Not Provided Lincoln Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Madison Elementary School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 429 Not Provided Madison Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Monroe Elementary School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 374 Not Provided Monroe Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Northside Intermediate School (Milton) Milton School District public 784 Not Provided Northside Intermediate School GreatSchools Rating
Preschool 4 Janesville (Janesville) Janesville School District public 516 Not Provided Preschool 4 Janesville GreatSchools Rating
Rock County Christian School - Janesville (Janesville) private 71 Not Provided Rock County Christian School - Janesville GreatSchools Rating
Rock Prairie Montessori (Janesville) private 120 Not Provided Rock Prairie Montessori GreatSchools Rating
Roosevelt Elementary School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 355 Not Provided Roosevelt Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Van Buren Elementary School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 350 Not Provided Van Buren Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Washington Elementary School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 377 Not Provided Washington Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
West Elementary School (Milton) Milton School District public 422 Not Provided West Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Wilson Elementary School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 316 Not Provided Wilson Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
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  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Edison Middle School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 702 Not Provided Edison Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Franklin Middle School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 568 Not Provided Franklin Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Marshall Middle School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 915 Not Provided Marshall Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Milton Middle School (Milton) Milton School District public 534 Not Provided Milton Middle School GreatSchools Rating
St John Vianney School (Janesville) private 234 Not Provided St John Vianney School GreatSchools Rating
St Mary Elementary School (Janesville) private 0 Not Provided St Mary Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
St Matthews Lutheran School (Janesville) private 99 Not Provided St Matthews Lutheran School GreatSchools Rating
St Patrick Elementary School (Janesville) private 85 Not Provided St Patrick Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
St Pauls Lutheran School (Janesville) private 260 Not Provided St Pauls Lutheran School GreatSchools Rating
St William Catholic School (Janesville) private 158 Not Provided St William Catholic School GreatSchools Rating
Woodland Christian School (Janesville) private 0 Not Provided Woodland Christian School GreatSchools Rating
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  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Arise Virtual Academyemy (Janesville) Janesville School District charter 0 Not Provided Arise Virtual Academyemy GreatSchools Rating
Craig High School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 1639 Not Provided Craig High School GreatSchools Rating
Milton High School (Milton) Milton School District public 991 Not Provided Milton High School GreatSchools Rating
Oakhill Christian School (Janesville) private 0 Not Provided Oakhill Christian School GreatSchools Rating
Parker High School (Janesville) Janesville School District public 1361 Not Provided Parker High School GreatSchools Rating
Rock River Charter School (Janesville) Janesville School District charter 187 Not Provided Rock River Charter School GreatSchools Rating
Rock University High School (Janesville) Janesville School District charter 0 Not Provided Rock University High School GreatSchools Rating
Tagos Leadership Academy (Janesville) Janesville School District charter 65 Not Provided Tagos Leadership Academy GreatSchools Rating
Youth Services Center (Janesville) Janesville School District public 0 Not Provided Youth Services Center GreatSchools Rating
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Demographics

Population Demographics

  City County State
Total Population 72,558 159,838 5,742,119
Total Households 29,273 63,666 2,299,100
Total Families 19,065 41,901 1,469,281
Population Density 1,555 5,991 446,124
Percent Male 49% 49% 50%
Percent Female 51% 51% 50%
White Collar Jobs 57% 55% 56%
Blue Collar Jobs 43% 45% 44%

Top Occupations

Professions Population Employed
Healthcare 8,030
Manufacturing 7,191
Transportation 7,116
Retail 5,997
Sales 4,933
Management 3,736
Education 3,194
Arts and Media 2,895
Information, Scientific and Technical 2,732
Natural Resources 2,076

Male Female Breakdown

Population Age

White vs Blue Collar Jobs

Top Professions

Work Transportation Method

Household Income with Head of House hold under age of 25

Household Income with Head of House Hold between the ages of 25 and 44

Household Income with Head of House Hold between the ages of 45 and 64

Household Income with Head of Household over the age of 65

Housing Demographics

  City County State
Total Housing Units 31,017 68,349 2,641,602
Owner Occupied Housing Units 20,095 44,046 1,547,197
Renter Occupied Housing Units 9,168 19,663 751,903
Vacant Housing Units 1,755 4,641 342,513
Occupancy Rate 94% 93% 87%
Vehicles Per Housing Unit 5 24 1,563

Commute Time To Work

  City County State
Less than 5 minutes 1,093 2,742 124,926
5 - 14 minutes 12,507 17,575 378,989
15 - 29 minutes 10,674 16,405 453,021
30 - 44 minutes 4,123 8,531 292,168
45-59 minutes 2,665 5,617 152,657
Over 60 minutes 1,736 3,368 86,156

Total Housing Units

Housing By Occupant

Commute Time To Work

Monthly Rental Rates

Monthly Mortgage Costs

Age of Homeowners

Education Attainment

  City County State
Some High School 4,610 11,906 347,427
High School Graduate 18,513 39,486 1,239,522
Some College 10,980 23,180 817,979
Associates Degree 4,960 11,016 390,482
Bachelors Degree 6,928 14,506 713,854
Graduate Degree 3,554 6,496 262,352

Education Attainment


Market Conditions

Market Conditions for Janesville

April 2019

Median Sale Price
$156,000

 DOWN -10.80%
vs. Month Ago
Homes for Sale


  %
vs. Month Ago
Homes Sold
74

 UP 13.84%
vs. Month Ago
Avg Days on Market
42

 DOWN -35.38%
vs. Month Ago

Median Sale Price

The median sale price for homes in April was $156,000. The median sales price for homes in April fell by ($18,900) compared to last month. This represents a 10.8% decrease from March. Compared to the same month last year, the median price of homes rose by $1,000 representing a 0.64% year-over-year change.

The median sales price is the middle value of all sales occurring in the market during the past thirty days when you arrange these sales prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of a few unusually low or high sales prices.

Homes for Sale

The inventory of homes for sale remained level in April to . Compared to the same month last year when there were homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has did not change representing a % year-over-year change.

Homes for sale represents the number of active listings on the market during the specified month as reported in the MLS system operating within the market area.

Homes Sold

The 74 homes sold in April was 9 more than in March. This represents a 13.84% increase in sales from March. Compared to the same month last year, the number of homes sold decreased by 7, a -8.64% year-over-year decrease.

Homes sold is the total count of properties in the market area that have had a closed sale during the specified month as reported in the MLS systems operating within the market area.

Avg Days on Market

The average days on market for a home sold in April (42) decreased by 23 days compared to March. This represents a 35.38% decrease in days on market for homes in the market from the previous month. Compared to the same month last year, the days on market for homes sold did not change 0, a 0% year-over-year change.

Average Days on Market is the time period between the date when a home is listed for sale in an MLS system and the date it is sold.

Sale/List Price Ratio

The Sale/List Price Ratio of 97.71% in April rose by 2.56% compared to March and increased 0.1% compared to the same period last year.

Sale/List Price Ratio is the sale price of a listing divided by the original list price expressed as a percentage. The Sale/List Price Ratio for the market is determined by adding the Sale/List Price Ratio for each listing sold in the market during the month and dividing by the number of listings sold during the month.

New Homes

The number of homes listed in April (136) rose by 58 compared to March, a 74.35% change. Compared to April 2018, the number of new listings increased by 22, a 19.29% year-over-year change.

Newly Listed Homes are the total count of homes that have been listed within the market area during the most recent month, as reported in the MLS system(s) operating in the market area.

Median List Price Homes

The median list price in April was $179,900. The median list price for homes in April rose by $11,450 compared to last month. This represents a 6.79% increase from March. Compared to the same month last year, the median list price of homes increased $24,450 representing a 15.72% year-over-year increase.

The median list price is the middle value of all currently active listings as reported in the MLS systems in the market area when you arrange these list prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of the existence of a few unusually low or high list prices.


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