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Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 59,358. Jonesboro is the county seat, the largest city in northeast Arkansas, and the fifth most populous city in the state. It is the principal city of and is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Jonesboro metropolitan area had an estimated population of 151,485 in 2005. Jonesboro is the home to Arkansas State University and is a regional center for manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, education, and trade. Jonesboro has over seventy-five churches, earning it the nickname "The City of Churches". It is also home to the Islamic Center of Jonesboro, which was built with funds provided by the government of Saudi Arabia. At the time of construction, the Islamic Center was one of the largest mosques in the southern United States. Currently, the mosque is operated by the Salafi sect of Islam.

Jonesboro Careers

Among the most common occupations in Jonesboro are Management, professional, and related occupations, 30%; Sales and office occupations, 25%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 17%. Approximately 72 percent of workers in Jonesboro, Arkansas work for companies, 15 percent work for the government and 7 percent are self-employed.

Jonesboro Industries

The leading industries in Jonesboro, Arkansas are Educational, health and social services, 23%; Manufacturing, 15%; and Retail trade, 14%. Simply Hired's Jonesboro job listings indicate that the following industries in Jonesboro are hiring the most workers:

Jonesboro Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas is $26,650, and the median income of households in Jonesboro was $32,196.

Average Salaries in Jonesboro, AR

Jonesboro, AR


According to our Jonesboro Trends data, the number of Jonesboro, Arkansas jobs has increased by 4% since October 2013.
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Jonesboro Employment Statistics

Population of Jonesboro
Total population 55,515
Male 47.93%
Female 52.07%
Median age 31.8
Jonesboro Housing
Owner-occupied homes 57.7%
Median cost of a home $87,000
Median mortgage payment $578
Renter-occupied homes 42.3%
Vacant housing 8.4%
Median monthly rent $461
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $31,668
Median for all female full-time $21,633
Household Income
Less than $10,000 15%
$10,000 to $14,999 9%
$15,000 to $24,999 17%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 8%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 8%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12%
High school graduate 29%
Some college, no degree 21%
Associate's degree 4%
Bachelor's degree 16%
Graduate degree 10%
Marital Status
Never married 28%
Currently married 53%
Separated 2%
Widowed 7%
Divorced 11%
White 86%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 1%
Other 1%
Jonesboro Commute
Carpool 11.4%
Public transportation 0.2%
Average travel time 16 minutes