Jonesboro, GA
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Jonesboro is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 4,903 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 office and administrative support (14.34%), sales jobs (13.49%), and maintenance occupations (7.91%).

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.

The percentage of adults in Jonesboro with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.76% of adults in Jonesboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jonesboro in 2010 was $15,996, 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 $63,984 for a family of four. Jonesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.26% 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. Jonesboro also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jonesboro include African, Irish, English, German, and Scots-Irish.

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