Jonesboro, AR
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Jonesboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 74,889 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Jonesboro is the fifth largest community in Arkansas.

Unlike some cities, Jonesboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jonesboro are a mix 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 (11.85%), sales jobs (11.19%), and healthcare (9.77%).

In addition, Jonesboro is a college town. There are a lot of students in Jonesboro attending college, and as a result Jonesboro provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Jonesboro spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.46 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The overall education level of Jonesboro citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.78% of adults in Jonesboro have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Jonesboro in 2010 was $23,346, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,384 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 Italian.

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