Jonesboro, Georgia Population 2024

4,148

Jonesboro is a city located in Clayton County Georgia. Jonesboro has a 2024 population of 4,148. It is also the county seat of Clayton County.Jonesboro is currently declining at a rate of -3.65% annually and its population has decreased by -1.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,225 in 2020.

The average household income in Jonesboro is $61,777 with a poverty rate of 36.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jonesboro is 33.5 years, 32.4 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.

Jonesboro Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 64.62%
  • White: 22.31%
  • Other race: 5.73%
  • Asian: 4.46%
  • Two or more races: 2.65%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,641.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.82% (-77)
The current population of Jonesboro, Georgia is 4,148 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,225.

Jonesboro, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American2,85364.62%
White98522.31%
Other race2535.73%
Asian1974.46%
Two or more races1172.65%
Native American100.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jonesboro Population by Race

Jonesboro Population Pyramid 2024

Jonesboro Median Age

33.5

Total

32.4

Male

34.8

Female

Jonesboro Adults

There are 3,467 adults, (493 of whom are seniors) in Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Age Dependency

48.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Jonesboro Sex Ratio

Female1,97144.64%
Male2,44455.36%

Jonesboro Population by Age

Jonesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2602.631.768.3
Non Family4091.1943.556.5
Married3983.4441.558.5
Female3723.215.384.7
Male812.750100
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3.16

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

31.7%

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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.57%.

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$30,247

Average Earnings

$35,258

Average Male

$27,720

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

86.39% of Jonesboro residents speak only English, while 13.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.75% of the population.

Jonesboro Language

Jonesboro Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,0841,04650.19%
White6898111.76%
Asian1876132.62%
Multiple611321.31%
Hispanic28282.84%
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36.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.26%

Male Poverty Rate

42.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jonesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Black, with 50.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Hispanic, with 2.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.09%.

Jonesboro Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.41%
High School23.39%
Bachelors or Greater11.86%
Some College8.16%
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Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed66.67%
Female Employed26.34%
Male Employed2.89%
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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

27.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.0%

Male Marriage Rate

28.7%

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 55-64.

Jonesboro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jonesboro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

140

Number of Veterans

130

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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Jonesboro Veterans by War

count

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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

4.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.3%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

36.4%

Labor Force Participation

34.1%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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

55.92%

Born in Jonesboro

90.87%

Native Born

9.13%

Foreign Born

4.94%

Non Citizen

4.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.87% of Jonesboro residents were born in the United States, with 55.92% having been born in Georgia. 4.94% 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
20293,363-157-4.46%
20283,520-157-4.27%
20273,677-157-4.09%
20263,834-157-3.93%
20253,991-157-3.78%
20244,148-157-3.65%
20234,305-157-3.52%
20224,462-157-3.4%
20214,6193949.33%
20204,225-921-17.9%
20195,1461012%
20185,0451633.34%
20174,882400.83%
20164,842-10-0.21%
20154,8521152.43%
20144,737180.38%
20134,71910.02%
20124,718-170-3.48%
20114,888340.7%
20104,8541,02526.77%
20003,8291945.34%
19903,635-497-12.03%
19804,132270.66%
19704,1051,09136.2%
19603,014
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Jonesboro Population by Year