Jonesborough, TN

Jonesborough profile

Living in Jonesborough

Jonesborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 5,611 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Jonesborough is the 120th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some towns, Jonesborough isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jonesborough are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jonesborough is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jonesborough who work in management occupations (15.08%), sales jobs (12.81%), and office and administrative support (10.06%).

Of important note, Jonesborough is also a town of artists. Jonesborough has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Jonesborough’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.76% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Jonesborough is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Jonesborough is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.86% of adults in Jonesborough have a college degree.

The per capita income in Jonesborough in 2018 was $29,617, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,468 for a family of four. However, Jonesborough contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Jonesborough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jonesborough residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jonesborough include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Jonesborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Korean.