Jonesboro, Arkansas Population 2021

80,714
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Jonesboro is a city located in Craighead County Arkansas. It is also the county seat of Craighead County. With a 2020 population of 80,714, it is the 5th largest city in Arkansas (after , , , and ) and the 439th largest city in the United States . Jonesboro is currently growing at a rate of 1.46% annually and its population has increased by 20.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 67,263 in 2010. Jonesboro reached it's highest population of 80,714 in 2021. Spanning over 81 miles, Jonesboro has a population density of 1,007 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jonesboro is $67,605 with a poverty rate of 18.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $764 per month, and the median house value is $152,900. 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 Jonesboro was:

  • White: 71.84%
  • Black or African American: 20.04%
  • Two or more races: 2.88%
  • Other race: 2.69%
  • Asian: 1.91%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Jonesboro, Arkansas is 80,714 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 77,234.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 67,263.

Jonesboro, Arkansas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Jonesboro Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White54,62871.84%
Black or African American15,24020.04%
Two or More Races2,1892.88%
Some Other Race2,0442.69%
Asian1,4541.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native4740.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.01%
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Jonesboro Population by Race

Jonesboro Population Pyramid $2021

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Jonesboro Median Age

32.8


Total

30.8


Male

34.6


Female

Jonesboro Adults

There are 56,896 adults, (9,516 of whom are seniors) in Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Jonesboro Sex Ratio

Female

39,421

51.85%

Male

36,615

48.15%

Jonesboro Population by Age

Jonesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jonesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
All51.3%48.7%
Male45%55%
Non Family36.7%63.3%
Female28.3%71.7%

51.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jonesboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,1862.4851.3
Married11,9593.1675.2
Non Family10,9381.3136.7
Female5,0933.2828.3
Male1,1962.9745

3.08

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Jonesboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5743.37%
9th to 12th Grade2,8216.03%
High School Graduate14,83431.72%
Some College10,01721.42%
Associates Degree3,7227.96%
Bachelors Degree8,43718.04%
Graduate Degree5,36611.47%
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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
White35,50433,10511,726
Black7,7356,8401,193
Hispanic2,1751,198311
Other Race916576193
Asian641574325
2+ Races487460138
Native American214132

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 94.46%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.70%.

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,261$38,164$29,871
Less Than 9th Grade$21,193$26,944$16,468
High School Graduate$24,427$26,443$22,184
Some College$30,663$34,398$26,509
Bachelors Degree$45,784$57,396$36,624
Graduate Degree$62,301$80,580$54,167

$33,261

Average Earnings

$38,164

Average Male

$29,871

Average Female

Jonesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jonesboro Language by Age

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Jonesboro Language

92.78% of Jonesboro residents speak only English, while 7.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.24% of the population.

Jonesboro Language

Jonesboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White49,2575,77911.73%
Black14,5694,71232.34%
Hispanic4,5931,30128.33%
Multiple1,93968235.17%
Other2,03261730.36%
Asian1,36737927.72%
Native45125756.98%

18.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.47%

Male Poverty Rate

19.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jonesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Native, with 56.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is White, with 11.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.74%.

Jonesboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.75%
High School16.05%
Some College12.64%
Bachelors or Greater4.92%

Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed50.65%
Male Unemployed32.93%
Female Employed12.64%
Male Employed7.97%

Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jonesboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,931$67,605
Families$60,318$83,279
Married Families$83,849$106,523
Non Families$27,292$38,606
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Income by Household Type

Jonesboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

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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3,756

Number of Veterans

3,485

Male Veterans

271

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,444
First Gulf War847
Second Gulf War703
Korea346
World War II101

Jonesboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,037
35 to 54983
75+784
55 to 64723
18 to 34229

Jonesboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2497.50%
Black4534.45%
2+ Races475.90%
Hispanic461.71%
Other Race70.55%

Jonesboro Veterans by Race

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

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8.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

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64.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

6.9%

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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66.32%

Born in Jonesboro

94.71%

Native Born

5.29%

Foreign Born

3.92%

Non Citizen

1.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.71% of Jonesboro residents were born in the United States, with 66.32% having been born in Arkansas. 3.92% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202180,7141,1601.46%
202079,5541,1601.48%
201978,3941,1601.50%
201877,2341,2961.71%
201775,9381,1411.53%
201674,7971,0341.40%
201573,7631,4602.02%
201472,3036990.98%
201371,6041,1641.65%
201270,4401,4422.09%
201168,9981,4502.15%
201067,54812,0331.98%
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%

Jonesboro Population by Year