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Janesville
Downtown Janesville
Downtown Janesville
Location of Janesvillewithin Waseca County and state of Minnesota
Location of Janesville
within Waseca County and state of Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Waseca
Government
 • Type Mayor – Council
Area
 • Total 1.54 sq mi (3.98 km2)
 • Land 1.54 sq mi (3.98 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,066 ft (325 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,256
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,252
 • Density 1,465.19/sq mi (565.56/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56048
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-31706
GNIS feature ID 0645580
Website www.janesville.govoffice.com

Janesville is a city in Waseca County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,256 at the 2010 census.

U.S. Highway 14 serves as a main route in the community, running east–west, south of Janesville. County Road 3 runs north–south through the town. There is one disabled stoplight, now a four way stop, in Janesville at the intersection of County Road 3 (Main Street) and old Highway 14.

History

A post office called Janesville has been in operation since 1858. The city was named for Mrs. Jane Sprague, an early settler. Janesville was incorporated in 1870.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.75 square miles (4.53 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,021
1890 921 −9.8%
1900 1,254 36.2%
1910 1,173 −6.5%
1920 1,261 7.5%
1930 1,184 −6.1%
1940 1,296 9.5%
1950 1,287 −0.7%
1960 1,426 10.8%
1970 1,557 9.2%
1980 1,897 21.8%
1990 1,969 3.8%
2000 2,109 7.1%
2010 2,256 7.0%
Est. 2019 2,252 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,256 people, 889 households, and 619 families living in the city. The population density was 1,289.1 inhabitants per square mile (497.7/km2). There were 958 housing units at an average density of 547.4 per square mile (211.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 889 households, of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 35.4 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.5% were from 25 to 44; 22.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

Notable person

  • Aaron Sheehan, operatic tenor and professor of music
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