Jonesboro is a city located in Craighead County Arkansas. Jonesboro has a 2020 population of 81,874. It is also the county seat of Craighead County. Jonesboro is currently growing at a rate of 1.44% annually and its population has increased by 21.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 67,548 in 2010.
The average household income in Jonesboro is $67,605 with a poverty rate of 20.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $786 per month, and the median house value is $161,500. The median age in Jonesboro is 32.8 years, 30.8 years for males, and 34.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jonesborowas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.14%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.58%.
92.69% of Jonesboro residents speak only English, while 7.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.66% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Native, with 64.09% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Multiple, with 22.89% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.11%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Jonesboro
94.85% of Jonesboro residents were born in the United States, with 67.17% having been born in Arkansas. 3.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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