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Jonesboro, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Jonesboro is the 5th largest city in Arkansas with a population of 75,436 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jonesboro: Jonesborough.

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Jonesboro, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 75,436
Daytime Population: Workers 49,564
Daytime Population: Residents 40,526
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 90,090
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 71,991
Population in Familes 55,916
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,445
Population Density2 939
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $41,639
Average Household Income $65,477
Per Capita Income $26,248


Total Housing Units 32,149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,458 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,828 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,862 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $146,765
Average Home Value $188,822


Total Households 29,287
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 18,427
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.57% 1.56%
Households 1.58% 1.62%
Families 1.39% 1.49%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

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, 2017 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 Density # 81 85th
Diversity Index # 129 76th
Median Household Income # 155 71st
Per Capita Income # 60 89th

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