Jonesboro, AR
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Jonesboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 73,907 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Jonesboro is the fifth largest community in Arkansas.

Jonesboro real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Jonesboro house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jonesboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 office and administrative support (11.99%), sales jobs (10.81%), and management occupations (9.01%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.41 minutes getting to work every day.

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: 29.72% of adults in Jonesboro have a college degree.

The per capita income in Jonesboro in 2010 was $23,840, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,360 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 German, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Jonesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.