Jonesboro Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Jonesboro?

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There are 77,391 residents in Jonesboro, with a median age of 34. Of this, 48.34% are males and 51.66% are females. US-born citizens make up 94.13% of the resident pool in Jonesboro, while non-US-born citizens account for 1.99%. Additionally, 3.88% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 57,856 people in Jonesboro currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 77,391 1.8%
Male Population 37,407 2.2%
Female Population 39,984 1.4%
Male population 48.34%
Female population 51.66%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34 3.7%
Citizen US Born 72,849 2.1%
Citizen not US Born 1,543 -8.5%
Not Citizen 2,999 0.6%
Citizen US Born 94.13%
Citizen not US Born 1.99%
Not Citizen 3.88%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 723 14.2%
Moved from Same County 11,205 -7.0%
Moved from Same State 5,051 5.7%
Moved from Different State 1,981 13.3%
Same House as Last Year 57,856 3.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.94%
Moved from Same County 14.59%
Moved from Same State 6.58%
Moved from Different State 2.58%
Same House as Last Year 75.32%

What are the employment statistics in Jonesboro?

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White-collar workers make up 78.01% of the working population in Jonesboro, while blue-collar employees account for 21.99%. There are also 3,432 entrepreneurs in Jonesboro (9.5% of the workforce); 23,762 workers employed in private companies (65.77%); and 5,237 people working in governmental institutions (14.5%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 28,183 6.1%
Blue Collar 7,945 -9.2%
White Collar 78.01%
Blue Collar 21.99%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 3,432 -0.3%
Private Companies 23,762 1.3%
Governmental Workers 5,237 8.0%
Not for Profit Companies 3,697 3.8%
Self Employees 9.5%
Private Companies 65.77%
Governmental Workers 14.5%
Not for Profit Companies 10.23%

How many households are there in Jonesboro?

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There are a total of 30,123 households in Jonesboro, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 63.04% of these Jonesboro households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.96%. Additionally, 33.87% of households have children and 66.13% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 30,123 3.2%
Average People Per Household 2 -1.2%
Family Households 18,991 4.1%
Non-family Households 11,132 1.8%
Family Households 63.04%
Non-family Households 36.96%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 10,204 1.7%
Households without Children 19,919 4.0%
Households with Children 33.87%
Households without Children 66.13%

What are the median and average incomes in Jonesboro?

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The average annual household income in Jonesboro is $72,139, while the median household income sits at $47,062 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $50,140, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $59,742. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $23,781 and $42,378, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $72,139 6.7%
Median Household Income $47,062 2.5%
People below Poverty Level 14,757 15.0%
People above Poverty Level 58,363 -0.4%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Jonesboro?

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There are 32,901 housing units in Jonesboro, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1990. Of the 30,123 occupied housing units in Jonesboro, 52.26% are owner-occupied, while 47.74% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 60.32% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $169,500. In general, housing costs reach $800 per month in Jonesboro.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 32,901 3.0%
Median Year Built 1990 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 804 -13.6%
Built between 1940 and 1949 499 -1.6%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,610 3.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 3,150 32.4%
Built between 1970 and 1979 5,471 0.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 4,992 14.2%
Built between 1990 and 1999 5,995 -7.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 5,309 1.3%
Built in 2010 or Later 5,071 1.3%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 30,123 3.2%
Owner Occupied 15,742 5.1%
Renter Occupied 14,381 1.2%
Owner Occupied 52.26%
Renter Occupied 47.74%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 9,496 1.6%
Without Mortgage 6,246 10.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $169,500 5.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $149,100 8.2%
Median Housing Costs per Month $800 2.2%
With Mortgage 60.32%
Without Mortgage 39.68%

What is the level of education in Jonesboro?

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Approximately 34.6% of the population in Jonesboro holds a high school degree (that's 20,259 residents), while 26.6% have attained a college certificate (14,447 locals) and 17.08% have a bachelor's degree (10,003 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 2,123 34.4%
Some High School 20,259 -0.1%
Some College 14,447 5.2%
Associate Degree 4,941 12.0%
Bachelor's Degree 10,003 3.2%
Graduate Degree 5,657 5.0%
No High School 3.63%
Some High School 34.6%
Some College 26.6%
Associate Degree 8.44%
Bachelor's Degree 17.08%
Graduate Degree 9.66%

What is the marital status of Jonesboro residents?

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A total of 21,997 people in Jonesboro have never been married (which represents 35.7% of the total population), while 28,629 of them are wedded (46.46%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,454 (2.36%) and 7,310 (11.86%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 21,997 2.6%
Married 28,629 6.5%
Separated 1,454 5.7%
Widowed 3,682 -0.6%
Divorced 7,310 -8.7%
Never Married 35.7%
Married 46.46%
Separated 2.36%
Widowed 5.98%
Divorced 11.86%

What are the most common means of transportation in Jonesboro?

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The top three means of transportation people in Jonesboro use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 33,336 residents commute by car, 612 prefer going to work by walking and 83 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 33,336 2.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 83 -66.8%
Bicycle 40 11.1%
Walk 612 -16.3%

What is the median and average household income in Jonesboro by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
72401 59,098 22,747 $43,330.00 $64,420.00
72404 29,937 11,585 $59,984.00 $94,546.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 72401 72404

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