Jonesborough, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 4,168. Estimated population in 2021: 4,550 (+9.2% change)
Males: 2,100 (50.4%), Females: 2,068 (49.6%)

Washington County

Zip code: 37659

Median resident age: 39.1 years
Median household income: $32,132
Median house value: $94,600

Races in Jonesborough:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.9%)
  • Black (5.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (23.0%), English (11.7%), German (11.4%), Irish (10.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), Italian (2.4%).

Elevation: 1692 feet

Land area: 4.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Jonesborough

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jonesborough town

  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +516 (+14.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Jonesborough:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jonesborough:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 13 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 60 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 85 miles; HICKORY, NC; Abbreviation: HKY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Jonesborough:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jonesborough:

  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 46 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)
  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,728)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 72 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,073)

Schools

Public high school in Jonesborough:

  • DAVID CROCKETT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,380; Location: 684 OLD STATE ROUTE 34; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Jonesborough:

  • LAMAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 772; Location: 3261 HIGHWAY 81 SOUTH; Grades: KG – 08)
  • SULPHUR SPRINGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 703; Location: 1518 GRAY/SULPHUR SPRINGS RD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • JONESBOROUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 640; Location: 306 FOREST DR; Grades: KG – 04)
  • JONESBOROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 543; Location: 308 FOREST DR; Grades: 05 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Jonesborough:

  • WASHINGTON COUNTY/JONESBOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $345,895; Location: 200 SABIN DRIVE; 59,167 books; 1,406 audio materials; 1,168 video materials; 104 serial subscriptions)

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