Jonesboro, Georgia Population 2020

4,981

Jonesboro is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 4,981, it is the 135th largest city in Georgia and the 4760th largest city in the United States. Jonesboro is currently growing at a rate of 0.79% annually and its population has increased by 5.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,724 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Jonesboro has a population density of 1,971 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jonesboro is $44,906 with a poverty rate of 31.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $864 per month, and the median house value is $83,700. The median age in Jonesboro is 32.6 years, 32.9 years for males, and 31.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 130.5 males.

Jonesboro Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 63.39%
  • White: 29.89%
  • Two or more races: 3.06%
  • Asian: 1.88%
  • Other race: 1.35%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jonesboro, Georgia is 4,981, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,903.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,724.

Jonesboro, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,00363.39%
White1,41629.89%
Two or More Races1453.06%
Asian891.88%
Some Other Race641.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.42%

Jonesboro Population Pyramid 2020

Jonesboro Median Age

32.6


Total

32.9


Male

31.8


Female

Jonesboro Adults

There are 3,960 adults, (328 of whom are seniors) in Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Age Dependency

30.4

Age Dependency Ratio

9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Jonesboro Sex Ratio

Female

2,055

43.38%

Male

2,682

56.62%

Jonesboro Households and Families

Jonesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jonesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.8%28.2%
Male47%53%
All43.5%56.5%
Non Family40.3%59.7%
Female19.4%80.6%

43.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2102.5743.5
Non Family4341.3140.3
Female3303.3119.4
Married3123.1871.8
Male1343.447

3.11

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

2.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jonesboro Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1574.87%
9th to 12th Grade58518.16%
High School Graduate1,26439.23%
Some College57517.85%
Associates Degree1745.40%
Bachelors Degree3149.75%
Graduate Degree1534.75%

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,8841,482256
White965767157
Hispanic26814932
Asian6534
Multiple Races505013
Other Race3818
Native American12129

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 75.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,407$26,739$21,984
Less Than High School$17,097$19,375$13,438
High School Grad$25,213$25,610$
Some College$28,070$28,681$27,788
Bachelors Degree$37,212$52,727$28,224
Graduate Degree$64,091$64,659$46,111

$26,407

Average Earnings

$26,739

Average Male

$21,984

Average Female

Jonesboro Language

Jonesboro Language by Age

Jonesboro Language

88.90% of Jonesboro residents speak only English, while 11.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.62% of the population.

Jonesboro Poverty

Jonesboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,77669939.36%
White89214316.03%
Hispanic29110034.36%
Multiple1105449.09%
Asian6357.94%
Other22522.73%

31.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.33%

Male Poverty Rate

40.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jonesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Multiple, with 49.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Asian, with 7.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.52%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.71%
High School28.95%
Some College24.95%
Bachelors or Greater4.57%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed73.08%
Female Unemployed46.55%
Female Employed18.91%
Male Employed7.63%

Jonesboro Income

Jonesboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,263$44,906
Families$39,659$48,578
Married Families$54,250-
Non Families$27,039$33,584

Jonesboro Marital Status

Jonesboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

22.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.1%

Male Marriage Rate

22.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Jonesboro Married by Age and Sex

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

Jonesboro Veterans

235

Number of Veterans

211

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam108
Second Gulf War33
First Gulf War22
World War II5
Korea
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6476
65 to 7454
35 to 5450
75+38
18 to 3417
Name Veterans % of Total
Black1174.65%
White947.61%
Indian945.00%
2 or More712.07%
Hispanic41.24%
Other47.14%
Asian45.41%

$Jonesboro Veterans by Education

2.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jonesboro Employment Status

37.6%

Labor Force Participation

33.4%

Employment Rate

11.1%

Unemployment Rate

Jonesboro Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.56%

Born in Georgia

94.57%

Native Born

5.43%

Foreign Born

3.21%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.57% of Jonesboro residents were born in the United States, with 58.56% having been born in Georgia. 3.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,981390.79%
20194,942390.80%
20184,9031593.35%
20174,744390.83%
20164,705-8-0.17%
20154,7131122.43%
20144,601190.41%
20134,5820.00%
20124,582-168-3.54%
20114,750280.59%
20104,7228932.12%
20003,8291940.52%
19903,635-497-1.27%
19804,132270.07%
19704,1051,0913.14%
19603,0140.00%