Jonesboro, AR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
134,035
0.712% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.1
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
19.4%
6.06% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,709
5.96% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$166,600
15.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
60,913
0.473% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jonesboro, AR had a population of 134k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $52,709. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jonesboro, AR grew from 133,087 to 134,035, a 0.712% increase and its median household income grew from $49,745 to $52,709, a 5.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jonesboro, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.9%), Other (Hispanic) (1.96%), and White (Hispanic) (1.88%).

None of the households in Jonesboro, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Jonesboro, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jonesboro, AR are Arkansas State University (5,133 degrees awarded in 2022) and Arthur's Beauty College (489830) (24 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Jonesboro, AR was $166,600, and the homeownership rate was 60.4%.

Most people in Jonesboro, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Jonesboro, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jonesboro, AR is home to a population of 134k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.15% of Jonesboro, AR residents were born outside of the country (4.23k people).

In 2022, there were 5.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in Jonesboro, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.23k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Jonesboro, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jonesboro, AR was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jonesboro, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    101k ± 620
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19k ± 546
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.23k ± 844
5.14%
Hispanic Population
6.9k people

In 2022, there were 5.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in Jonesboro, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.23k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.14% of the people in Jonesboro, AR are hispanic (6.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jonesboro, AR as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,018 ± 6,050 people
  2. El Salvador
    15,360 ± 3,035 people
  3. India
    9,985 ± 2,449 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,018 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 15,360 and India with 9,985.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.15%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.23k people
3.28%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.37k people

As of 2022, 3.15% of Jonesboro, AR residents (4.23k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jonesboro, AR was 3.28%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,971 ± 310
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,300 ± 273
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    965 ± 232

Jonesboro, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jonesboro, AR employs 60.9k people. The largest industries in Jonesboro, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,013 people), Retail Trade (8,081 people), and Manufacturing (8,003 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,134), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($58,106), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,144).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

60.9k
2022 Value
± 2,076
0.473%
1 Year growth
± 4.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jonesboro, AR grew at a rate of 0.473%, from 60.6k employees to 60.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jonesboro, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,313 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,247 people), and Management Occupations (5,658 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jonesboro, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

60.9k
2022 Value
± 2,076
0.473%
1 Year growth
± 4.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jonesboro, AR grew at a rate of 0.473%, from 60.6k employees to 60.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jonesboro, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,013 people), Retail Trade (8,081 people), and Manufacturing (8,003 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jonesboro, AR, though some of these residents may live in Jonesboro, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,173
Median earning men ± $1,729
$32,577
Median earning women ± $1,622

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,842), Wholesale Trade ($55,556), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,078).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,722), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,494), and Wholesale Trade ($45,375).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.35M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.69%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arkansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,351
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 718
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 686
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arkansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Jonesboro, AR awarded 5,157 degrees. The student population of Jonesboro, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,596 male students and 8,670 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jonesboro, AR are White (3,915 and 78%), followed by Black or African American (689 and 13.7%), Hispanic or Latino (168 and 3.35%), and Two or More Races (113 and 2.25%).

The largest universities in Jonesboro, AR by number of degrees awarded are Arkansas State University (5,133 and 99.5%) and Arthur's Beauty College (489830) (24 and 0.465%).

The most popular majors in Jonesboro, AR are Elementary & Middle School Administration (910 and 17.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (537 and 10.4%), and Registered Nursing (304 and 5.89%).

The median tuition cost in Jonesboro, AR for a public four year colleges is $6,888 for in-state students and $12,744 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Jonesboro, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 31.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,266 (34.6% men and 65.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,266 students enrolled in Jonesboro, AR, 34.6% men and 65.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,217 records, of which 66.4% were women and 33.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 188 degrees awarded
  2. 167 degrees awarded
  3. 351 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Jonesboro, AR was Sport & Fitness Management with 188 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Jonesboro, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,133 degrees awarded
  2. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arkansas State University with 5,133 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,606 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jonesboro, AR, which is 0.452 times less than the 3,551 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,915 degrees mean that there were 5.68 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 689 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,888) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($568) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.946% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.851% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jonesboro, AR was $166,600 in 2022, which is 0.591 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $143,700 to $166,600, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Jonesboro, AR is 60.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jonesboro, AR have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jonesboro, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jonesboro, AR is $52,709. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Jonesboro, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $85,269, followed by Saline County, AR and Grant County, AR, with respective values of $73,236 and $68,598.

Property

$166,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,433
$31,057
Median Property Taxes
±$1,377

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jonesboro, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.4%
Homeownership
2022
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.4% of the housing units in Jonesboro, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jonesboro, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $85,269, followed by Saline County, AR and Grant County, AR, with respective values of $73,236 and $68,598.

The following map shows all of the counties in Jonesboro, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$52,709
Median Household Income
± $2,356
51.4k
Number of Households
± 1,848

In 2022, the median household income of the 51.4k households in Jonesboro, AR grew to $52,709 from the previous year's value of $49,745.

The following chart displays the households in Jonesboro, AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jonesboro, AR is from Arkansas.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.78%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.26%)

In 2022, 83.7% of workers in Jonesboro, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.78%) and those who worked at home (4.26%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jonesboro, AR have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Jonesboro, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jonesboro, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jonesboro, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jonesboro, AR (25.2k out of 130k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jonesboro, AR is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.3% of the population of Jonesboro, AR has health coverage, with 39.7% on employee plans, 26.7% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.41% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see 1471 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1507 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2087 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 399 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,471 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,471 patients per year. This represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1,507 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arkansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.8% under 18 years, 23.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.71%
Uninsured
39.7%
Employer Coverage
26.7%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.41%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jonesboro, AR grew by 2.33% from 8.51% to 8.71%.

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