Jonesboro demographics profile

StatisticJonesboroArkansasNational
Population72,6382,968,472318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)9055591
Median age32.437.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%58%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%42%43%
Speak English93%93%79%
Speak Spanish5%5%13%
Jonesboro, AR has a population of 72,638 and is the 497th largest city in the United States. The population density is 905 per sq mi which is 1532% higher than the Arkansas average and 899% higher than the national average. The median age in Jonesboro is 32 which is approximately 14% lower than the Arkansas average of 38. In Jonesboro, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 66% of Jonesboro residents were born in Arkansas, 29% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Jonesboro is 1532% higher than Arkansas.
  • The median age in Jonesboro is 14% lower than Arkansas.
  • In Jonesboro 74.15% of the population is White.
  • In Jonesboro 19.26% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Jonesboro 1.57% of the population is Asian.

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Jonesboro population breakdown by race

RaceJonesboroArkansasNational
White74.15%77.72%73.35%
Black or African American19.26%15.52%12.63%
Asian1.57%1.40%5.22%
American Indian0.84%0.63%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.11%0.23%0.18%
Mixed race1.97%2.23%3.06%
Other race2.10%2.28%4.75%
In Jonesboro, 5.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Jonesboro, AR demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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