Jonesborough, TN
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Jonesborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 5,291 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Jonesborough is the 120th largest community in Tennessee. Jonesborough has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Jonesborough, where the median household income is $50,378.00.

Jonesborough is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jonesborough is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jonesborough who work in sales jobs (18.58%), office and administrative support (13.05%), and healthcare (9.93%).

Being a small town, Jonesborough does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Jonesborough who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.27% of adults in Jonesborough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jonesborough in 2010 was $25,534, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,136 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 Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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