Jonesboro is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 4,962 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Jonesboro is the 151st largest community in Georgia.
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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jonesboro who work in sales jobs (16.04%), food service (11.84%), and teaching (10.03%).
Jonesboro, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.
In Jonesboro, just 10.03% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Jonesboro in 2018 was $16,701, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,804 for a family of four. However, Jonesboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Jonesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.42% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Jonesboro is an extremely 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Jonesboro include German, African, English, Irish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Jonesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.