Jonesboro, GA
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Jonesboro is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 4,746 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Jonesboro is the 151st largest community in Georgia.

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jonesboro who work in sales jobs (13.52%), office and administrative support (11.50%), and food service (10.38%).

One downside of living in Jonesboro is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Jonesboro, the average commute to work is 30.52 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Jonesboro rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.94% of adults 25 and older in Jonesboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Jonesboro in 2010 was $14,448, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $57,792 for a family of four. Jonesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.61% 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 Irish, English, German, and French .

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