Jonesboro, Louisiana Population 2020

4,501

Jonesboro is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 4,501, it is the 69th largest city in Louisiana and the 5056th largest city in the United States. Jonesboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -4.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,704 in 2010. Jonesboro reached it's highest population of 5,072 in 1970. Spanning over 5 miles, Jonesboro has a population density of 929 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jonesboro is $26,209 with a poverty rate of 61.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $523 per month, and the median house value is $61,200. The median age in Jonesboro is 33.9 years, 33.3 years for males, and 35.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.3 males.

Jonesboro Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 55.15%
  • White: 44.32%
  • Other race: 0.33%
  • Two or more races: 0.18%
  • Asian: 0.02%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jonesboro, Louisiana is 4,501, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,533.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,704.

Jonesboro, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,51555.15%
White2,02144.32%
Some Other Race150.33%
Two or More Races80.18%
Asian10.02%

Jonesboro Population Pyramid 2020

Jonesboro Median Age

33.9


Total

33.3


Male

35.2


Female

Jonesboro Adults

There are 3,485 adults, (553 of whom are seniors) in Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Age Dependency

55.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Jonesboro Sex Ratio

Female

2,232

48.95%

Male

2,328

51.05%

Jonesboro Households and Families

Jonesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jonesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.8%32.2%
Non Family44.1%55.9%
All36.8%63.2%
Male23.8%76.2%
Female12.4%87.6%

36.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3772.4436.8
Non Family6711.4444.1
Female4503.6312.4
Married2143.0667.8
Male422.6223.8

3.29

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jonesboro Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2548.27%
9th to 12th Grade74124.14%
High School Graduate1,31942.96%
Some College45714.89%
Associates Degree923.00%
Bachelors Degree1565.08%
Graduate Degree511.66%

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,5771,03269
White1,4691,034138
Hispanic15
Other Race15
Multiple Races88
Asian11

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 9.39%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$12,150$12,500$11,636
Less Than High School$10,917$10,854$
High School Grad$10,430$$9,111
Some College$21,090$$18,056
Bachelors Degree$23,906$$30,694
Graduate Degree$$$

$12,150

Average Earnings

$12,500

Average Male

$11,636

Average Female

Jonesboro Language

Jonesboro Language by Age

Jonesboro Language

99.34% of Jonesboro residents speak only English, while 0.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.38% of the population.

Jonesboro Poverty

Jonesboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,8761,27668.02%
White1,45477453.23%
Asian11100.00%

61.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

59.06%

Male Poverty Rate

63.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jonesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is White, with 53.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 30.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 58.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 61.75%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School72.92%
High School51.90%
Some College39.95%
Bachelors or Greater15.56%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed41.25%
Male Employed31.18%

Jonesboro Income

Jonesboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$17,456$26,209
Families$19,018$26,473
Married Families$33,500-
Non Families$14,173$24,762

Jonesboro Marital Status

Jonesboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

19.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.3%

Male Marriage Rate

18.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Jonesboro Married by Age and Sex

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

Jonesboro Veterans

159

Number of Veterans

137

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War44
Vietnam39
World War II8
Korea8
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
75+75
35 to 5462
65 to 7417
55 to 645
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White976.04%
Black623.34%

$Jonesboro Veterans by Education

24.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jonesboro Employment Status

28.5%

Labor Force Participation

25.9%

Employment Rate

9.3%

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

88.11%

Born in Louisiana

99.50%

Native Born

0.50%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.50% of Jonesboro residents were born in the United States, with 88.11% having been born in Louisiana. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,501-16-0.35%
20194,517-16-0.35%
20184,533-9-0.20%
20174,542-16-0.35%
20164,558-23-0.50%
20154,581-18-0.39%
20144,599-42-0.90%
20134,641-42-0.90%
20124,683-29-0.62%
20114,71220.04%
20104,7107961.87%
20003,914-391-0.95%
19904,305-756-1.60%
19805,061-11-0.02%
19705,0721,2242.80%
19603,8487512.19%
19503,0974581.61%
19402,6390.00%