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Income/capita 17%
Household income 23%
Unemployment 13%
IndexJonesboroArkansasNational
Income per capita$24,779$23,401$29,829
Median household income$42,732$42,336$55,322
Median income owner occupied$64,310$53,342$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,735$26,724$35,192
Median earnings male$28,186$31,526$36,919
Median earnings female$20,589$22,388$26,250
Unemployment rate4.1%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level21.6%18.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Jonesboro is 17% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Jonesboro is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Jonesboro is 13% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Jonesboro is 43% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $28,485$42,732$85,464
      City
      $28,221$42,336$84,672
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Jonesboro median earnings by income bracket

      Jonesboro employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.9%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector20.4%1.4%
      Financial & insurance services3.0%3.1%
      Wholesale & retail services16.6%15.4%
      Public administration1.7%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.4%1.9%
      Education, health & social services14.2%45.7%
      Other25.0%22.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sedgwick, AR163$46,25016%
      Paragould, AR27,521$41,71725%
      Brookland, AR2,717$41,34425%
      Bono, AR2,453$41,07026%
      Lake City, AR2,570$40,99526%
      Jonesboro, AR72,638$42,73223%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Goodyear, AZ72,629$74,41735%
      Atascocita, TX72,713$87,49358%
      Boynton Beach, FL72,748$47,94313%
      Rapid City, SD72,441$47,30015%
      Waldorf, MD72,413$87,53358%
      Jonesboro, AR72,638$42,73223%
      Source: The Jonesboro, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).