Jonesboro, Louisiana Population 2024

3,979

Jonesboro is a city located in Jackson Parish Louisiana. Jonesboro has a 2024 population of 3,979. It is also the county seat of Jackson Parish.Jonesboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -3.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,107 in 2020.

The average household income in Jonesboro is $42,621 with a poverty rate of 40.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Jonesboro is 36.5 years, 34.9 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Jonesboro Demographics

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

  • White: 46.96%
  • Black or African American: 45.27%
  • Two or more races: 4.72%
  • Other race: 2.44%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.29%
  • Asian: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
4.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
821.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.12% (-128)
The current population of Jonesboro, Louisiana is 3,979 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,107.

Jonesboro, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,94246.96%
Black or African American1,87245.27%
Two or more races1954.72%
Other race1012.44%
Native American120.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.29%
Asian10.02%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Jonesboro Population by Race

Jonesboro Population Pyramid 2024

Jonesboro Median Age

36.5

Total

34.9

Male

38.3

Female

Jonesboro Adults

There are 3,271 adults, (743 of whom are seniors) in Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jonesboro Sex Ratio

Female1,91546.31%
Male2,22053.69%

Jonesboro Population by Age

Jonesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3112.4638.261.8
Non Family5471.2641.958.1
Female3243.7419.880.2
Married2913.3660.139.9
Male1492.3422.177.9
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3.2

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

38.2%

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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 14.39%.

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$27,672

Average Earnings

$33,390

Average Male

$23,250

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

97.23% of Jonesboro residents speak only English, while 2.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.61% of the population.

Jonesboro Language

Jonesboro Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,52782353.9%
White1,47242028.53%
Multiple1714626.9%
Hispanic554072.73%
Other3333100%
Asian11100%
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40.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

40.77%

Male Poverty Rate

41.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jonesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jonesboro is Multiple, with 26.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.62%.

Jonesboro Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade46.45%
Some College35.99%
High School25.62%
Bachelors or Greater25%
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Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed92.86%
Female Employed30.14%
Male Employed8.95%
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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

20.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

20.5%

Male Marriage Rate

20.1%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Jonesboro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jonesboro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

194

Number of Veterans

194

Male Veterans

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

5.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

83.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

34.5%

Labor Force Participation

33.9%

Employment Rate

1.5%

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

77.51%

Born in Jonesboro

97.29%

Native Born

2.71%

Foreign Born

2.25%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.29% of Jonesboro residents were born in the United States, with 77.51% having been born in Louisiana. 2.25% 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
20293,814-33-0.86%
20283,847-33-0.85%
20273,880-33-0.84%
20263,913-33-0.84%
20253,946-33-0.83%
20243,979-33-0.82%
20234,012-33-0.82%
20224,045-33-0.81%
20214,078-29-0.71%
20204,107-362-8.1%
20194,469-54-1.19%
20184,523-10-0.22%
20174,533-15-0.33%
20164,548-29-0.63%
20154,577-20-0.44%
20144,597-45-0.97%
20134,642-42-0.9%
20124,684-32-0.68%
20114,71610.02%
20104,71580120.46%
20003,914-391-9.08%
19904,305-756-14.94%
19805,061-11-0.22%
19705,0721,22431.81%
19603,84875124.25%
19503,09745817.36%
19402,639
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Jonesboro Population by Year