Janesville, WI
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Janesville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 64,159 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Janesville is the tenth largest community in Wisconsin.

Janesville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Janesville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Janesville who work in office and administrative support (13.87%), sales jobs (10.07%), and management occupations (8.38%).

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Janesville use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Janesville‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Janesville are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.04% of adults in Janesville having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Janesville in 2010 was $26,468, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,872 for a family of four. However, Janesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Janesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Janesville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Janesville include Irish, Norwegian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Janesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.