Jonesboro, Arkansas Population 2024

81,904

Jonesboro is a city located in Craighead County Arkansas. Jonesboro has a 2024 population of 81,904. It is also the county seat of Craighead County.Jonesboro is currently growing at a rate of 1.25% annually and its population has increased by 3.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 78,852 in 2020.

The average household income in Jonesboro is $78,941 with a poverty rate of 22.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jonesboro is 33.8 years, 32.5 years for males, and 34.9 years for females.

Jonesboro Demographics

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

  • White: 68.7%
  • Black or African American: 21.78%
  • Two or more races: 4.37%
  • Other race: 3.04%
  • Asian: 1.64%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
Land Area (mi²)
80.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,021.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.87% (3,052)
The current population of Jonesboro, Arkansas is 81,904 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 78,852.

Jonesboro, Arkansas Population 2024

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Jonesboro Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White53,84568.7%
Black or African American17,07121.78%
Two or more races3,4264.37%
Other race2,3853.04%
Asian1,2841.64%
Native American3460.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander220.03%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jonesboro Population by Race

Jonesboro Population Pyramid 2024

Jonesboro Median Age

33.8

Total

32.5

Male

34.9

Female

Jonesboro Adults

There are 59,417 adults, (10,553 of whom are seniors) in Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Age Dependency

60.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Jonesboro Sex Ratio

Female40,91652.2%
Male37,46347.8%

Jonesboro Population by Age

Jonesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All30,1872.495446
Married12,8663.1279.620.4
Non Family11,2061.293664
Female5,0263.430.969.1
Male1,0893.1241.558.5
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3.1

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jonesboro Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.97%.

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,548

Average Earnings

$42,919

Average Male

$32,654

Average Female

Jonesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jonesboro Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jonesboro Language

92.46% of Jonesboro residents speak only English, while 7.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.2% of the population.

Jonesboro Language

Jonesboro Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black16,5887,39844.6%
White49,3087,01714.23%
Hispanic5,1331,09921.41%
Other2,38574631.28%
Multiple3,10171222.96%
Asian1,22723519.15%
Native28711540.07%
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22.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.71%

Male Poverty Rate

25.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jonesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Black, with 44.6% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is White, with 14.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.15%.

Jonesboro Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.78%
High School22.29%
Some College15.84%
Bachelors or Greater5.29%
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Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed56.39%
Male Unemployed36.82%
Female Employed15.02%
Male Employed8.78%
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Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jonesboro Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jonesboro Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Jonesboro Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jonesboro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,710

Number of Veterans

3,450

Male Veterans

260

Female Veterans

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Jonesboro Veterans by War

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Jonesboro Veterans by Age

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Jonesboro Veterans by Race

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Jonesboro Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jonesboro Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jonesboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.4%

Born in Jonesboro

95.42%

Native Born

4.58%

Foreign Born

3.29%

Non Citizen

1.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.42% of Jonesboro residents were born in the United States, with 68.4% having been born in Arkansas. 3.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jonesboro Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202986,9741,0141.18%
202885,9601,0141.19%
202784,9461,0141.21%
202683,9321,0141.22%
202582,9181,0141.24%
202481,9041,0141.25%
202380,8901,0141.27%
202279,8761,0141.29%
202178,862100.01%
202078,8521050.13%
201978,7471,3241.71%
201877,4231,4221.87%
201776,0011,1271.51%
201674,8741,0741.46%
201573,8001,4632.02%
201472,3377120.99%
201371,6251,1681.66%
201270,4571,4522.1%
201169,0051,4612.16%
201067,54412,02921.67%
200055,5158,98019.3%
199046,53515,00547.59%
198031,5304,48016.56%
197027,0505,63226.3%
196021,4185,10831.32%
195016,3104,58139.06%
194011,7291,40313.59%
193010,32694210.04%
19209,3842,26131.74%
19107,1232,61558.01%
19004,508
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Jonesboro Population by Year