Jonesboro, Arkansas Population 2022

81,874
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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.

Jonesboro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jonesborowas:

  • White: 70.94%
  • Black or African American: 20.90%
  • Two or more races: 3.57%
  • Other race: 2.50%
  • Asian: 1.81%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Jonesboro, Arkansas is 81,874 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 81,874.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 67,548.

Jonesboro, Arkansas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010121,2630.00%
2011122,8541,5911.30%
2012124,2921,4381.16%
2013125,8401,5481.23%
2014126,8139730.77%
2015128,4591,6461.28%
2016129,9061,4471.11%
2017131,2591,3531.03%
2018132,7191,4601.10%
2019133,8601,1410.85%
2020135,0011,1410.85%
2021136,1421,1410.84%

Jonesboro Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White54,90570.94%
Black or African American16,17220.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native2050.26%
Asian1,4031.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.01%
Some Other Race1,9372.50%
Two or More Races2,7633.57%
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Jonesboro Population by Race

Jonesboro Population Pyramid 2022

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Jonesboro Median Age

34


Total

32


Male

35.8


Female

Jonesboro Adults

There are 58,556 adults, (10,243 of whom are seniors) in Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Jonesboro Sex Ratio

Female

39,984

51.66%

Male

37,407

48.34%

Jonesboro Population by Age

Jonesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jonesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
All52.3%47.7%
Male47.9%52.1%
Non Family35.1%64.9%
Female32.6%67.4%

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jonesboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,1232.4552.3
Married12,6433.1275.7
Male1,2802.7947.9
Female5,0683.1632.6
Non Family11,1321.3335.1

3.02

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Jonesboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1164.38%
9th to 12th Grade2,5615.31%
High School Graduate14,80230.66%
Some College10,15221.03%
Associates Degree4,2958.90%
Bachelors Degree8,69218.01%
Graduate Degree5,65711.72%
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Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian679585357
Other Race834598343
2+ Races813600305
White36,32033,83011,911
Hispanic2,3851,387526
Black8,1287,0981,171
Native American12074

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%.

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,416$39,404$30,971
Less Than 9th Grade$22,895$28,373$17,764
High School Graduate$24,788$26,144$22,457
Some College$30,225$35,997$26,120
Bachelors Degree$43,764$56,644$36,372
Graduate Degree$57,455$66,978$54,392

$34,416

Average Earnings

$39,404

Average Male

$30,971

Average Female

Jonesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jonesboro Language by Age

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Jonesboro Language

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.

Jonesboro Language

Jonesboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native18111664.09%
Black15,6226,17439.52%
Asian1,36244632.75%
Hispanic4,8201,46230.33%
White49,3046,00912.19%
Other776NaN%
Multiple2,50357322.89%

20.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.71%

Male Poverty Rate

22.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jonesboro

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%.

Jonesboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.46%
High School17.55%
Some College17.87%
Bachelors or Greater5.77%

Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.02%
Male Unemployed30.96%
Female Employed12.49%
Female Unemployed54.74%

Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jonesboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,062$72,139
Families$61,537$89,911
Married Families$85,490-
Non Families$28,949$39,266
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Income by Household Type

Jonesboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Jonesboro Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Jonesboro Marital Status by Race

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Jonesboro Marital Status

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3,627

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War546
First Gulf War690
Vietnam1,210
Korea599
World War II97

Jonesboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34195
35 to 54728
55 to 64716
65 to 74915
75+1,073

Jonesboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,1887.22%
Black3683.50%
Native American10.73%
Other Race70.61%
2+ Races634.42%
Hispanic842.90%

Jonesboro Veterans by Race

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

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8.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

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63.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Jonesboro Employment by Age

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Jonesboro Employment by Race

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Jonesboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.17%

Born in Jonesboro

94.85%

Native Born

5.15%

Foreign Born

3.88%

Non Citizen

1.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Jonesboro Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19004,5080.00%
19107,1232,6154.68%
19209,3842,2612.80%
193010,3269420.96%
194011,7291,4031.28%
195016,3104,5813.35%
196021,4185,1082.76%
197027,0505,6322.36%
198031,5304,4801.54%
199046,53515,0053.97%
200055,5158,9801.78%
201067,54812,0331.98%
201168,9981,4502.15%
201270,4401,4422.09%
201371,6041,1641.65%
201472,3036990.98%
201573,7631,4602.02%
201674,7971,0341.40%
201775,9381,1411.53%
201877,2341,2961.71%
201978,3941,1601.50%
202079,5541,1601.48%
202180,7141,1601.46%
202281,8741,1601.44%

Jonesboro Population by Year