Jonesboro, Louisiana Population 2021

4,371
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Jonesboro is a city located in Jackson Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 4,371, it is the 68th largest city in Louisiana and the 5157th largest city in the United States . Jonesboro is currently declining at a rate of -1.15% annually and its population has decreased by -7.08% 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 902 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jonesboro is $33,856 with a poverty rate of 48.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $545 per month, and the median house value is $79,500. The median age in Jonesboro is 34.7 years, 34.7 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: 53.46%
  • White: 45.46%
  • Other race: 0.77%
  • Two or more races: 0.29%
  • Asian: 0.02%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Jonesboro, Louisiana is 4,371 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,524.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,704.

Jonesboro, Louisiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,42153.46%
White2,05945.46%
Some Other Race350.77%
Two or More Races130.29%
Asian10.02%
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Jonesboro Population by Race

Jonesboro Population Pyramid $2021

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Jonesboro Median Age

34.7


Total

34.7


Male

34.8


Female

Jonesboro Adults

There are 3,576 adults, (634 of whom are seniors) in Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Age Dependency

53.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Jonesboro Sex Ratio

Female

2,176

48.05%

Male

2,353

51.95%

Jonesboro Population by Age

Jonesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jonesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.4%29.6%
Non Family40.6%59.4%
All38.1%61.9%
Male24.7%75.3%
Female13.2%86.8%

38.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jonesboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3742.4138.1
Non Family6201.3540.6
Female3943.5913.2
Married2873.0270.4
Male732.6324.7

3.2

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Jonesboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2497.83%
9th to 12th Grade75523.75%
High School Graduate1,32141.55%
Some College45514.31%
Associates Degree1805.66%
Bachelors Degree1815.69%
Graduate Degree381.20%
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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
Black1,5991,04997
White1,4991,089122
Hispanic6723
Other Race3521
2+ Races1313
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 8.14%.

Jonesboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$18,179$23,426$15,597
Less Than 9th Grade$10,907$10,907$
High School Graduate$10,833$29,310$8,650
Some College$22,370$$21,111
Bachelors Degree$43,472$60,862$32,232
Graduate Degree$28,594$$28,594

$18,179

Average Earnings

$23,426

Average Male

$15,597

Average Female

Jonesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jonesboro Language by Age

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Jonesboro Language

98.72% of Jonesboro residents speak only English, while 1.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.06% of the population.

Jonesboro Language

Jonesboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,8311,02856.14%
White1,42655038.57%
Hispanic441227.27%
Other1212100.00%
Multiple66100.00%
Asian11100.00%

48.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

45.32%

Male Poverty Rate

50.36%

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 Hispanic, with 27.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 47.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 52.28%.

Jonesboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade73.20%
High School36.28%
Some College29.46%
Bachelors or Greater12.33%

Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed34.82%
Male Employed6.27%

Jonesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jonesboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$22,059$33,856
Families$26,094$37,908
Married Families$56,250-
Non Families$15,357$27,110
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Income by Household Type

Jonesboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

23.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.7%

Male Marriage Rate

23.4%

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 Over 65, 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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152

Number of Veterans

133

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam50
First Gulf War36
World War II9
Korea6
Second Gulf War5

Jonesboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+51
35 to 5450
65 to 7431
55 to 6420
18 to 34

Jonesboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White724.36%
Black683.63%
Hispanic1217.91%
Other Race1234.29%

Jonesboro Veterans by Race

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

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26.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jonesboro Veterans by Education

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30.5%

Labor Force Participation

28.1%

Employment Rate

7.8%

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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88.21%

Born in Jonesboro

98.85%

Native Born

1.15%

Foreign Born

0.04%

Non Citizen

1.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.85% of Jonesboro residents were born in the United States, with 88.21% having been born in Louisiana. 0.04% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,371-51-1.15%
20204,422-51-1.14%
20194,473-51-1.13%
20184,524-6-0.13%
20174,530-20-0.44%
20164,550-23-0.50%
20154,573-20-0.44%
20144,593-44-0.95%
20134,637-43-0.92%
20124,680-31-0.66%
20114,71110.02%
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%

Jonesboro Population by Year