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.

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 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%).

One of the benefits of Jonesboro is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.05 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Jonesboro use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Jonesboro‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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: 29.57% of adults in Jonesboro have a college degree.

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.