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.

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.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jonesboro who work in sales jobs (11.91%), office and administrative support (11.80%), and healthcare (9.04%).

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 18.05 minutes getting to work every day.

The overall education level of Jonesboro citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.57% 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 $24,779, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,116 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, European, and Italian.

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