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Encyclopedia > Rock County, Wisconsin
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Rock County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population is 152,307. Its county seat is Janesville6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,881 km˛ (726 mi˛). 1,866 km˛ (720 mi˛) of it is land and 15 km˛ (6 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.79% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 152,307 people, 58,617 households, and 40,387 families residing in the county. The population density is 82/km˛ (211/mi˛). There are 62,187 housing units at an average density of 33/km˛ (86/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 91.01% White, 4.63% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.77% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. 3.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 58,617 households out of which 33.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.50% are married couples living together, 10.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% are non-families. 25.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 3.03.


In the county, the population is spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.10 males.


Cities and towns

  • Avon
  • Beloit (town)
  • Beloit
  • Bradford
  • Brodhead (partial)
  • Center
  • Clinton (town)
  • Clinton (village)
  • Edgerton
  • Evansville
  • Footville
  • Fulton
  • Harmony
  • Janesville (city)
  • Janesville (town)
  • Johnstown
  • La Prairie
  • Lima
  • Magnolia
  • Milton (town)
  • Milton
  • Newark
  • Orfordville
  • Plymouth
  • Porter
  • Rock
  • Spring Valley
  • Turtle
  • Union
Janesville, Wisconsin
Suburbs

Milton

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Rock County Janesville, Wisconsin (Counties) (182 words)
The county seat of Rock County, Wisconsin, is Janesville.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 151,121, an increase of 11,611 over the 1990 census.
Janesville is located in Rock County (of which it is the county seat) between Madison and Beloit...
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