Jonesboro, AR Population

By | June 4, 2019

Population: 55,515. Estimated population in July 2020: 59,358 (+6.9% change)
Males: 26,610 (47.9%), Females: 28,905 (52.1%)

Craighead County

Zip codes: 72401, 72404.

Median resident age: 31.8 years
Median household income: $32,196
Median house value: $87,000

Races in Jonesboro:

  • White Non-Hispanic (84.2%)
  • Black (11.3%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (19.0%), Irish (10.3%), German (9.3%), English (7.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), French (1.9%).

Elevation: 326 feet

Land area: 79.6 square miles

Map of Jonesboro, AR

Population

For population 25 years and over in Jonesboro

  • High school or higher: 80.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jonesboro city

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

2.6% Foreign born (1.2% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +8,351 (+17.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Jonesboro:

  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF JONESBORO (1201 FLEMING AVENUE)
  • REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER OF NEA (3024 STADIUM BOULEVARD)
  • ST BERNARDS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (2712 EAST JOHNSON AVE)
  • ST BERNARDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (224 EAST JACKSON)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jonesboro:

Other public-use airports nearest to Jonesboro:

  • JONESBORO MUNI (about 5 miles; JONESBORO, AR; Abbreviation: JBR)
  • KIRK FIELD (about 21 miles; PARAGOULD, AR; Abbreviation: PGR)
  • SALLY WOFFORD (about 23 miles; WEINER, AR; Abbreviation: 8M2)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jonesboro:

  • ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 2 miles; STATE UNIVERSITY, AR; Full-time enrollment: 8,696)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 66 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 15,831)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (about 66 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,979)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (about 66 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 73 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,979)
  • HARDING UNIVERSITY (about 83 miles; SEARCY, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,959)
  • ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BEEBE BRANCH (about 98 miles; BEEBE, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,840)

Schools

Public high schools in Jonesboro:

  • JONESBORO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,014; Location: 301 HURRICANE DRIVE; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 688; Location: 2118-B VALLEY VIEW DR.; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 591; Location: 1630 HWY. 91 W.; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • NETTLETON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 498; Location: 4201 CHIEFTAIN LANE; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • JONESBORO AREA TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 1727 SOUTH MAIN; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Jonesboro:

  • RIDGEFIELD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: PO BOX 2917; Grades: PK – 12)
  • EASTSIDE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 52; Location: 2821 FOREST HOME RAOD; Grades: 1 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Jonesboro:

  • VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 854; Location: 2119 VALLEY VIEW DR.; Grades: KG – 06)
  • NETTLETON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 624; Location: 4208 CHIEFTAIN LANE; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • ANNIE CAMP JR. HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 620; Location: 1814 WEST NETTLETON AVENUE; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 1834 HWY. 91 W.; Grades: KG – 04)
  • DOUGLAS MACARTHUR JHS (Students: 582; Location: 1615 WILKINS AV; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • FOX MEADOW ELEMENTARY (Students: 528; Location: 2305 FOX MEADOW LANE; Grades: KG – 04)
  • PHILADELPHIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 521; Location: 213 E THOMAS GREEN RD; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 465; Location: 1001 ROSEMOND AVENUE; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 446; Location: 1110 WEST WASHINGTON AVENUE; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 1800 HWY. 91 W.; Grades: 05 – 07)

Private primary/middle schools in Jonesboro:

  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 720 SOUTH CHURCH; Grades: KG – 6)
  • ST MARKS DAY SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 531 W COLLEGE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MONESSORI SCHOOL OF JONESBORO (Students: 75; Location: 300 EAST NETTLETON; Grades: PK – KG)
  • WALNUT STREET BAPTIST DAYCARE (Students: 54; Location: 1910 SCENIC; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Jonesboro:

  • CROWLEY RIDGE REGIONAL (Operating income: $1,864,977; Location: 315 W. OAK AVENUE; 141,360 books; 7,979 audio materials; 2,458 video materials; 380 serial subscriptions)