Jonesboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 78,394 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Jonesboro is the fifth largest community in Arkansas.
Jonesboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jonesboro is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jonesboro who work in sales jobs (11.71%), office and administrative support (9.86%), and healthcare (9.60%).
Another interesting thing about Jonesboro, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.15 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Jonesboro is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.51% of adults in Jonesboro have a college degree.
The per capita income in Jonesboro in 2018 was $26,813, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,252 for a family of four. However, Jonesboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Jonesboro is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jonesboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jonesboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jonesboro include Irish, German, English, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Jonesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.