Janesville Township, Waseca County, Minnesota

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Janesville Township, Minnesota
Janesville Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Janesville Township, Minnesota
Janesville Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°8′55″N 93°41′56″W / 44.14861°N 93.69889°W / 44.14861; -93.69889Coordinates: 44°8′55″N 93°41′56″W / 44.14861°N 93.69889°W / 44.14861; -93.69889
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Waseca
 • Total 34.7 sq mi (89.9 km2)
 • Land 30.9 sq mi (80.1 km2)
 • Water 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
Elevation 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 520
 • Density 16.8/sq mi (6.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56048
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-31724[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664573[2]

Janesville Township is a township in Waseca County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 520 at the 2000 census.


Janesville Township was organized in 1858, and named after its main settlement, Janesville.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.7 square miles (90 km2); 30.9 square miles (80 km2) of it is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) of it (10.86%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 520 people, 190 households, and 149 families residing in the township. The population density was 16.8 people per square mile (6.5/km²). There were 200 housing units at an average density of 6.5/sq mi (2.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.42% White, 0.19% Native American and 0.38% Asian.

There were 190 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 113.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,667, and the median income for a family was $46,923. Males had a median income of $31,111 versus $25,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,714. About 5.5% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 565.