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Jonesboro, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Jonesboro is the 5th largest city in Arkansas with a population of 75,478 as of July 1, 2016. Jonesboro ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jonesboro is located at latitude 35.8197 and longitude -90.679 in Craighead County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jonesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 80.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.59 sq. miles. Craighead County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 325 feet.

The City of Jonesboro (GNIS ID: 2404811) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Jonesboro is located within Township of Jonesboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Craighead County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jonesboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jonesboro: Jonesborough.

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Jonesboro, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 75,478
Population in Households 72,092
Population in Familes 56,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,386
Population Density1 940
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 29,341
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 18,396
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 31,984 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,177 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,164 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,643 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $143,235
Average Home Value $182,633


Median Household Income $41,173
Average Household Income $62,706
Per Capita Income $25,196
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.84% 1.71%
Households 1.86% 1.77%
Families 1.59% 1.59%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jonesboro, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jonesboro to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 81 85th
Diversity Index2 # 138 75th
Median Household Income # 144 74th
Per Capita Income # 57 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.