Jonesborough, Tennessee Population 2024

6,669

Jonesborough is a city located in Sullivan County and Washington County Tennessee. Jonesborough has a 2024 population of 6,669. It is also the county seat of Washington County. Jonesborough is currently growing at a rate of 2.92% annually and its population has increased by 12.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,913 in 2020.

The average household income in Jonesborough is $90,719 with a poverty rate of 9.82%. The median age in Jonesborough is 47.3 years: 45 years for males, and 52.6 years for females.

Jonesborough Demographics

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

  • White: 86.59%
  • Asian: 5.09%
  • Two or more races: 3.96%
  • Black or African American: 3.87%
  • Other race: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,252.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
12.79% (756)
The current population of Jonesborough, Tennessee is 6,669 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,913.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,10186.59%
Asian3005.09%
Two or more races2333.96%
Black or African American2283.87%
Other race190.32%
Native American100.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jonesborough Population by Race

Jonesborough Population Pyramid 2024

Jonesborough Median Age

47.3

Total

45

Male

52.6

Female

Jonesborough Adults

There are 4,885 adults, (1,500 of whom are seniors) in Jonesborough.

Jonesborough Age Dependency

74

Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Jonesborough Sex Ratio

Female2,99950.91%
Male2,89249.09%

Jonesborough Population by Age

Jonesborough Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5122.076535
Married1,1502.5976.423.6
Non Family9751.0851.148.9
Female3252.8469.530.5
Male623.9446.853.2

2.62

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jonesborough Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2795.93%
Associates Degree50510.74%
Bachelors Degree77016.37%
Graduate Degree53311.33%
High School Graduate1,17024.87%
Less Than 9th Grade791.68%
Some College1,36829.08%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Jonesborough Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jonesborough Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,0773,7271,104
Asian23623678
Black22822056
2+ Races10910946
Hispanic585819
Other Race191919
Native American10100

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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

Jonesborough Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$54,914$75,805$46,900
Graduate Degree$47,045$0$23,438
High School Graduate$33,654$44,375$29,296
Less Than 9th Grade$0$8,723$0
Overall$39,611$45,298$35,676
Some College$35,956$39,605$34,750

$39,611

Average Earnings

$45,298

Average Male

$35,676

Average Female

Jonesborough Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jonesborough Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jonesborough Language

94.64% of Jonesborough residents speak only English, while 5.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.77% of the population.

Jonesborough Language

Jonesborough Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,5013317.35%
Asian30012040%
Multiple2026029.7%

9.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.41%

Male Poverty Rate

11.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jonesborough

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jonesborough is Asian, with 40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jonesborough is White, with 7.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.57%.

Jonesborough Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School19.38%
Less Than 9th Grade13.21%
Some College12.7%
Bachelors or Greater0.78%

Jonesborough Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed10.05%
Male Employed1.93%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Jonesborough Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jonesborough Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$92,612$113,504
Households$68,802$90,719
Married Families$90,469$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,610$50,702

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jonesborough Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Jonesborough Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jonesborough 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.

Jonesborough Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jonesborough Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

485

Number of Veterans

453

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War140
Second Gulf War111
Vietnam109
Korea17
World War II12

Jonesborough Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54165
75+125
65 to 74107
55 to 6465
18 to 3423

Jonesborough Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White45010.54%
Black2410.53%
2+ Races118.94%

Jonesborough Veterans by Race

Jonesborough Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jonesborough Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.1%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

0.3%

Unemployment Rate

Jonesborough Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jonesborough Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jonesborough 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

54.34%

Born in Jonesborough

95.13%

Native Born

4.87%

Foreign Born

0.97%

Non Citizen

3.9%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.13% of Jonesborough residents were born in the United States, with 54.34% having been born in Tennessee. 0.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Jonesborough Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,6141892.55%
20287,4251892.61%
20277,2361892.68%
20267,0471892.76%
20256,8581892.83%
20246,6691892.92%
20236,4803295.35%
20226,1512975.07%
20215,854-59-1%
20205,9132905.16%
20195,623861.55%
20185,5371112.05%
20175,426861.61%
20165,340671.27%
20155,273541.03%
20145,219360.69%
20135,183-32-0.61%
20125,2151292.54%
20115,086170.34%
20105,06900%
20004,1681,07734.84%
19903,0912629.26%
19802,829-4,785-62.84%

Jonesborough Population by Year