Jonesboro, LA


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Jonesboro is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 4,587 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Jonesboro is the 97th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jonesboro who work in food service (21.00%), sales jobs (12.64%), and office and administrative support (9.73%).

Overall, Jonesboro’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The rate of college-level education in Jonesboro is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.70% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jonesboro in 2010 was $12,967, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,868 for a family of four. Jonesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.83% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Jonesboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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, French , and Swedish.

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

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