Jonesboro, Arkansas Population 2020

79,192

Jonesboro is a city located in Arkansas. With a 2020 population of 79,192, it is the 5th largest city in Arkansas (after , , , and ) and the 449th largest city in the United States. Jonesboro is currently growing at a rate of 1.41% annually and its population has increased by 17.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 67,263 in 2010. Spanning over 81 miles, Jonesboro has a population density of 988 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jonesboro is $66,635 with a poverty rate of 20.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $758 per month, and the median house value is $152,200. The median age in Jonesboro is 32.6 years, 30.8 years for males, and 34.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.3 males.

Jonesboro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jonesboro was:

  • White: 72.57%
  • Black or African American: 19.12%
  • Two or more races: 2.90%
  • Other race: 2.81%
  • Asian: 1.71%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.27%
The current population of Jonesboro, Arkansas is 79,192, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 76,990.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 67,263.

Jonesboro, Arkansas Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020135,2801,3741.02%
2019133,9061,3741.03%
2018132,5321,3741.04%
2017131,1581,3211.01%
2016129,8371,4021.08%
2015128,4351,6221.26%
2014126,8139840.78%
2013125,8291,5471.23%
2012124,2821,4451.16%
2011122,8371,5791.29%
2010121,2580.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White54,21872.57%
Black or African American14,28619.12%
Two or More Races2,1672.90%
Some Other Race2,1022.81%
Asian1,2751.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native4620.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2000.27%

Jonesboro Population Pyramid 2020

Jonesboro Median Age

32.6


Total

30.8


Male

34.1


Female

Jonesboro Adults

There are 55,911 adults, (9,227 of whom are seniors) in Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Jonesboro Sex Ratio

Female

38,643

51.72%

Male

36,067

48.28%

Jonesboro Households and Families

Jonesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jonesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.7%23.3%
Male54.6%45.4%
All52%48%
Non Family36%64%
Female28.6%71.4%

52.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,7712.4752
Married11,4423.0876.7
Non Family10,8081.336
Female4,8473.4328.6
Male1,6743.1254.6

3.06

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jonesboro Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6183.53%
9th to 12th Grade2,5795.63%
High School Graduate14,14730.87%
Some College9,96621.75%
Associates Degree3,6547.97%
Bachelors Degree8,27018.05%
Graduate Degree5,58712.19%

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White35,16932,57811,797
Black7,0666,3621,244
Hispanic2,1141,282245
Other Race945600194
Asian561532330
Multiple Races533529132
Native American210115
Islander147147

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.82%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,231$35,610$28,799
Less Than High School$22,094$25,396$15,865
High School Grad$24,072$26,339$22,096
Some College$28,552$31,989$25,031
Bachelors Degree$44,253$52,238$38,497
Graduate Degree$64,353$84,866$54,076

$32,231

Average Earnings

$35,610

Average Male

$28,799

Average Female

Jonesboro Language

Jonesboro Language by Age

Jonesboro Language

92.11% of Jonesboro residents speak only English, while 7.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.41% of the population.

Jonesboro Poverty

Jonesboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White48,9996,24012.73%
Black13,6435,32539.03%
Hispanic4,4931,30329.00%
Multiple1,95771336.43%
Other2,08068432.88%
Asian1,19943336.11%
Native44023553.41%
Islander1948242.27%

20.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.53%

Male Poverty Rate

22.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jonesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Native, with 53.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is White, with 12.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.79%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.13%
High School18.84%
Some College15.02%
Bachelors or Greater5.62%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.46%
Male Unemployed44.82%
Female Employed13.26%
Male Employed9.50%

Jonesboro Income

Jonesboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,780$66,635
Families$55,640$83,116
Married Families$79,411$107,133
Non Families$25,811$35,795

Jonesboro Marital Status

Jonesboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Jonesboro Married by Age and Sex

Jonesboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Jonesboro Marital Status by Race

Jonesboro Veterans

3,704

Number of Veterans

3,445

Male Veterans

259

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,498
First Gulf War758
Second Gulf War681
Korea403
World War II89
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,070
35 to 54965
75+819
55 to 64595
18 to 34255
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2317.55%
Black4254.52%
Hispanic481.84%
2 or More414.72%
Other70.52%

$Jonesboro Veterans by Education

6.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jonesboro Employment Status

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Jonesboro Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.66%

Born in Arkansas

94.49%

Native Born

5.51%

Foreign Born

4.69%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.49% of Jonesboro residents were born in the United States, with 65.66% having been born in Arkansas. 4.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202079,1921,1011.41%
201978,0911,1011.43%
201876,9901,1931.57%
201775,7971,1011.47%
201674,6969841.33%
201573,7121,4301.98%
201472,2827000.98%
201371,5821,1551.64%
201270,4271,4432.09%
201168,9841,4422.13%
201067,54212,0271.98%
200055,5158,9801.78%
199046,53515,0053.97%
198031,5304,4801.54%
197027,0505,6322.36%
196021,4185,1082.76%
195016,3104,5813.35%
194011,7291,4031.28%
193010,3269420.96%
19209,3842,2612.80%
19107,1232,6154.68%
19004,5080.00%