Jonesboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 75,866 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 (11.52%), office and administrative support (10.60%), and healthcare (9.80%).
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.
One of the benefits of Jonesboro is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.84 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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: 30.86% of adults in Jonesboro have a college degree.
The per capita income in Jonesboro in 2010 was $25,842, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,368 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 French.
The most common language spoken in Jonesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.