Jonesboro, Georgia Population 2022

5,250
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Jonesboro is a city located in Clayton County Georgia. Jonesboro has a 2020 population of 5,250. It is also the county seat of Clayton County. Jonesboro is currently growing at a rate of 1.86% annually and its population has increased by 11.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,689 in 2010.

The average household income in Jonesboro is $43,284 with a poverty rate of 30.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $895 per month, and the median house value is $80,400. The median age in Jonesboro is 33 years, 32.7 years for males, and 34.2 years for females.

Jonesboro Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 65.21%
  • White: 27.04%
  • Two or more races: 4.30%
  • Asian: 2.03%
  • Other race: 0.82%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jonesboro, Georgia is 5,250 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,250.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,689.

Jonesboro, Georgia Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,11165.21%
White1,29027.04%
Two or More Races2054.30%
Asian972.03%
Some Other Race390.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native290.61%
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Jonesboro Population by Race

Jonesboro Population Pyramid $2022

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Jonesboro Median Age

33


Total

32.7


Male

34.2


Female

Jonesboro Adults

There are 3,955 adults, (391 of whom are seniors) in Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

11

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Jonesboro Sex Ratio

Female

2,004

42.00%

Male

2,767

58.00%

Jonesboro Population by Age

Jonesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jonesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female19.4%80.6%
Male32.8%67.2%
All42.4%57.6%
Non Family47.9%52.1%
Married67.4%32.6%

42.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jonesboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1952.5542.4
Non Family4241.2147.9
Female3553.2319.4
Married2853.2567.4
Male1313.5232.8

3.17

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Jonesboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1494.56%
9th to 12th Grade65219.94%
High School Graduate1,34040.99%
Some College61318.75%
Associates Degree1875.72%
Bachelors Degree2146.55%
Graduate Degree1143.49%
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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
Black1,9291,488198
White98174798
Hispanic21412813
Asian6930
2+ Races686813
Other Race2111
Native American20206

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 30.00%.

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,982$27,309$20,313
Less Than 9th Grade$20,845$21,652$16,000
High School Graduate$25,054$25,663$
Some College$28,380$31,667$22,188
Bachelors Degree$39,911$53,808$18,750
Graduate Degree$64,239$63,913$

$25,982

Average Earnings

$27,309

Average Male

$20,313

Average Female

Jonesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jonesboro Language by Age

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Jonesboro Language

92.04% of Jonesboro residents speak only English, while 7.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.03% of the population.

Jonesboro Language

Jonesboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,80270639.18%
White85512714.85%
Multiple1787542.13%
Hispanic1933719.17%
Asian711014.08%
Other7NaN%

30.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.60%

Male Poverty Rate

36.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jonesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Multiple, with 42.13% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.33%.

Jonesboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.22%
Some College23.24%
High School23.02%
Bachelors or Greater4.78%

Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed82.86%
Female Unemployed31.43%
Female Employed20.48%
Male Employed3.29%

Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jonesboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,418$43,284
Families$40,173$46,322
Married Families$55,078-
Non Families$26,042$33,069
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Income by Household Type

Jonesboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

21.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

20.8%

Male Marriage Rate

22.1%

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 55-64, 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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245

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam139
Second Gulf War35
First Gulf War28
World War II
Korea

Jonesboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6486
65 to 7471
35 to 5465
75+14
18 to 349

Jonesboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White13811.40%
Black853.36%
Asian78.86%
Native American620.69%
2+ Races56.33%
Hispanic41.61%
Other Race413.79%

Jonesboro Veterans by Race

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

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2.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

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32.8%

Labor Force Participation

30.2%

Employment Rate

7.9%

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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57.81%

Born in Jonesboro

95.20%

Native Born

4.80%

Foreign Born

2.66%

Non Citizen

2.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.20% of Jonesboro residents were born in the United States, with 57.81% having been born in Georgia. 2.66% 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
20225,250961.86%
20215,154961.90%
20205,058961.93%
20194,962961.97%
20184,8661613.42%
20174,705390.84%
20164,666-13-0.28%
20154,6791112.43%
20144,568180.40%
20134,550-1-0.02%
20124,551-168-3.56%
20114,719300.64%
20104,6898602.05%
20003,8291940.52%
19903,635-497-1.27%
19804,132270.07%
19704,1051,0913.14%
19603,0140.00%

Jonesboro Population by Year