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.
Jonesboro is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (19.37%), sales jobs (18.16%), and healthcare suport services (10.15%).
The overall crime rate in Jonesboro is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
In Jonesboro, just 9.94% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Jonesboro in 2010 was $11,527, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $46,108 for a family of four. Jonesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 50.39% 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Jonesboro include French , German, English, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Jonesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.