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Population (year 2000): 55,515. Estimated population in July 2005: 59,358 (+6.9% change)
Males: 26,610 (47.9%), Females: 28,905 (52.1%)

Craighead County

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Median resident age: 31.8 years
Median household income: $32,196 (year 2000)
Median house value: $87,000 (year 2000)

Jonesboro, AR residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Jonesboro:

  • White Non-Hispanic (84.2%)
  • Black (11.3%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (19.0%), Irish (10.3%), German (9.3%), English (7.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), French (1.9%).Arkansas

Elevation: 326 feet

Land area: 79.6 square miles

Jonesboro,

For population 25 years and over in Jonesboro

  • High school or higher: 80.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jonesboro city

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

2.6% Foreign born (1.2% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +8,351 (+17.7%).


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Nearest cities: AR (9.1 miles Bono, AR (9.3 miles Brookland, AR (10.7 miles Bay, Sedgwick, AR (15.6 miles) , AR (16.0 miles Trumann, AR (16.6 miles Cash, City, AR (17.5 miles Lake Egypt, AR (17.5 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 385 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 1997: 355 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 1998: 380 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 1999: 322 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 246 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2001: 343 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2002: 428 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2003: 472 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2004: 458 buildings, average cost: $111,400

Latitude: 35.83 N, Longitude: 90.69 W

Area code: 870

Jonesboro, Arkansas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.1%), Manufacturing (15.9%), Retail trade (14.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,202 (+18.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 22,955 (84.7%)

Crime in Jonesboro by Year

Type 1999 2000 2002 2003
Murders 1 1 2 4
    per 100,000 1.8 1.8 3.6 7.2
Rapes 21 27 8 12
    per 100,000 37.8 48.6 14.4 21.6
Robberies 40 70 72 107
    per 100,000 72.1 126.1 129.7 192.7
Assaults 121 94 179 209
    per 100,000 218.0 169.3 322.4 376.5
Burglaries 539 558 507 875
    per 100,000 970.9 1005.1 913.3 1576.2
Thefts 1,671 2,194 2,324 2,359
    per 100,000 3010.0 3952.1 4186.3 4249.3
Auto thefts 208 178 160 143
    per 100,000 374.7 320.6 288.2 257.6
300.5 347.0 367.2 449.9

Average climate in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Jonesboro,

Jonesboro-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 149% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/26/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.0 miles away from the Jonesboro city center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/15/1984, a category 4 tornado 25.0 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 12 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: John Grisham - (born 1955), legal thrillers, Lorenzo Hampton - College basketball player (Arkansas State Indians), Ryan Williams - College basketball player (Tulane Green Wave).


Hospitals/medical centers in Jonesboro:
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF JONESBORO (1201 FLEMING AVENUE)
  • REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER OF NEA (3024 STADIUM BOULEVARD)
  • ST BERNARDS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (2712 EAST JOHNSON AVE)
  • ST BERNARDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (224 EAST JACKSON)

Political contributions by individuals in Jonesboro, AR

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jonesboro:
  • MILLINGTON MUNI (about 66 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; ID: NQA)
  • MEMPHIS INTL (about 75 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; ID: MEM)
  • LITTLE ROCK AFB (about 119 miles; JACKSONVILLE, AR; ID: LRF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Jonesboro:
  • JONESBORO MUNI (about 5 miles; JONESBORO, AR; ID: JBR)
  • KIRK FIELD (about 21 miles; PARAGOULD, AR; ID: PGR)
  • SALLY WOFFORD (about 23 miles; WEINER, AR; ID: 8M2)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 122 $362,752 $35,680 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 15 $40,896 $32,716 16 $10,384
Solid Waste Management 38 $89,506 $28,265 10 $12,104
Sewerage 35 $76,452 $26,212 0 $0
Water Supply 37 $132,678 $43,030 0 $0
Health 6 $13,848 $27,696 0 $0
Financial Administration 7 $25,206 $43,210 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 3 $12,344 $49,376 0 $0
Police - Other 8 $16,132 $24,198 2 $2,742
Firefighters 86 $257,934 $35,990 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,084 $25,008 0 $0
Other Government Administration 8 $34,186 $51,279 14 $8,726
Other and Unallocable 34 $92,638 $32,695 2 $2,592
Electric Power 104 $379,922 $43,837 2 $1,076
Streets and Highways 59 $155,862 $31,700 6 $6,550
Totals for Government 563 $1,692,440 $36,073 52 $44,174
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jonesboro:
  • ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 2 miles; STATE UNIVERSITY, AR; Full-time enrollment: 8,696)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 66 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 15,831)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (about 66 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (about 66 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 2,019)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 73 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • HARDING UNIVERSITY (about 83 miles; SEARCY, AR; FT enrollment: 3,959)
  • ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BEEBE BRANCH (about 98 miles; BEEBE, AR; FT enrollment: 3,840)
Public high schools in Jonesboro:
  • JONESBORO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,014; Location: 301 HURRICANE DRIVE; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 688; Location: 2118-B VALLEY VIEW DR.; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 591; Location: 1630 HWY. 91 W.; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • NETTLETON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 498; Location: 4201 CHIEFTAIN LANE; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • JONESBORO AREA TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 1727 SOUTH MAIN; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Jonesboro:
  • RIDGEFIELD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: PO BOX 2917; Grades: PK - 12)
  • EASTSIDE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 52; Location: 2821 FOREST HOME RAOD; Grades: 1 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Jonesboro:
  • VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 854; Location: 2119 VALLEY VIEW DR.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • NETTLETON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 624; Location: 4208 CHIEFTAIN LANE; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • ANNIE CAMP JR. HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 620; Location: 1814 WEST NETTLETON AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 1834 HWY. 91 W.; Grades: KG - 04)
  • DOUGLAS MACARTHUR JHS (Students: 582; Location: 1615 WILKINS AV; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • FOX MEADOW ELEMENTARY (Students: 528; Location: 2305 FOX MEADOW LANE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • PHILADELPHIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 521; Location: 213 E THOMAS GREEN RD; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 465; Location: 1001 ROSEMOND AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 446; Location: 1110 WEST WASHINGTON AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 1800 HWY. 91 W.; Grades: 05 - 07)
Private primary/middle schools in Jonesboro:
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 720 SOUTH CHURCH; Grades: KG - 6)
  • ST MARKS DAY SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 531 W COLLEGE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MONESSORI SCHOOL OF JONESBORO (Students: 75; Location: 300 EAST NETTLETON; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WALNUT STREET BAPTIST DAYCARE (Students: 54; Location: 1910 SCENIC; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Jonesboro:
  • CROWLEY RIDGE REGIONAL (Operating income: $1,864,977; Location: 315 W. OAK AVENUE; 141,360 books; 7,979 audio materials; 2,458 video materials; 380 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Jonesboro: Jonesboro Country Club (A), Jonesboro Industrial Development Corporation Industrial Park (B), Jonesboro Industrial Park (C), Airport Industrial Park (D), Northeast District Livestock Show and Fairgrounds (E), Arkansas Childrens Colony (F), Craig Hills Public Golf Course (G), Arkansas Services Center (H), Dean B Ellis Library (I), Jonesboro City Hall (J), Fire Station Number 4 (K), Fire Station Number 3 (L), Fire Station Number 2 (M), Booker T Washington Community Center (N), Craighead County Jail (O), Craighead County and Jonesboro Public Library (P), Craighead County Courthouse (Q).

Shopping Centers: Airport Center Shopping Center (1), West Mart Center Shopping Center (2), Caraway Plaza Shopping Center (3), Highland Square Shopping Center (4), Indian Mall Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Jonesboro include: Baptist Student Center (A), Jonesboro Christian Church (B), Jonesboro Freewill Baptist Church (C), Jonesboro General Baptist Church (D), Jonesboro Seventh Day Adventist Church (E), Kellers Chapel (F), Bethany Missionary Baptist Church (G), Bethel Faith Tabernacle (H).

Cemeteries: Nettleton Cemetery (1), Kelly Cemetery (2), Straw Floor Cemetery (3), Sharp Cemetery (4), Woodlawn Cemetery (5), Holy Cross Cemetery (6), Philadelphia Cemetery (7).

Reservoirs: Mary Simpson Pond (A), Poinsett Watershed Site 20 Reservoir (B), Craighead Forest Lake (C), Big Creek Site 13 Reservoir (D), Big Creek Site 14 Reservoir (E), Big Creek Site 19 Reservoir (F), Big Creek Site 20 Reservoir (G), Big Creek Site 21 Reservoir (H).

Creeks: Lost Creek (A), Christian Creek (B), Higginbottom Creek (C).

Parks in Jonesboro include: Craighead Forest County Park (1), Indian Stadium (2), Hope Park (3), West Washington Avenue Historic District (4), Southwest Park (5), Southside Softball Complex (6), Northside Park (7).

Post offices: State University Post Office (A), Jonesboro Post Office (B), Nettleton Post Office (C).


Jonesboro compared to Arkansas state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Jonesboro:
  • KBTM (1230 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNEA (970 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Jonesboro:
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDEZ (100.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KBZR (95.9 FM; HARRISBURG, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDXY (104.9 FM; LAKE CITY, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KJBX (106.7 FM; TRUMANN, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KAOG (90.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KDRS-FM (107.1 FM; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • KJLV (105.3 FM; HOXIE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K218DE (91.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K202CG (88.3 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Jonesboro:
  • K54ER (Channel 54; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • K27FC (Channel 27; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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