Jonesboro 63 Below average
Jonesboro Livability #166 ranked city in Arkansas#19,314 ranked city in the USARanks better than 34% of areas
A+ Jonesboro Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Jonesboro Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than Arkansas
928% less expensive than the US average
8713% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Jonesboro cost of living
F Jonesboro Crime Total crime is 32% higher than Arkansas
Total crime
4,35085% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2385% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Jonesboro crime
D Jonesboro Employment Household income is 1% higher than Arkansas
Median household income
$42,73223% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,77917% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%13% lower than the US average
Jonesboro employment
F Jonesboro Housing Home value is 24% higher than Arkansas
Median home value
$141,90023% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$70626% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%16% lower than the US average
Jonesboro real estate or Jonesboro rentals
D+ Jonesboro Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than Arkansas
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% higher than the US average
Jonesboro K-12 schools
D Jonesboro User Ratings There are a total of 12 ratings in Jonesboro
Overall user rating
54% 12 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 4 total reviews
User surveys rating
47% 8 total surveys
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      Living in Jonesboro, AR

      Jonesboro is a mid-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. The city has a population of 72,638 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 74% of Jonesboro residents are White, 19% Black and 2% Asian. Jonesboro could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 32 years old is below the nation’s average.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Jonesboro could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arkansas if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around Jonesboro, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, housing and more.

      With a livability score of 65 out of 100, Jonesboro is ranked #18,194 in the United States and #162 in Arkansas. Based on the grades for each individual category, Jonesboro has received high marks for amenities (A+) and cost of living (A-). There are some categories that Jonesboro scores poorly for, including: crime (F), education (F), employment (D) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Jonesboro on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Jonesboro real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Jonesboro. Median real estate prices in Jonesboro come in at $141,900, which is 23.7% higher than the Arkansas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Jonesboro, the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 22.2% higher than the Arkansas average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Jonesboro area were 2.3% and 5 year appreciation rates were 3%.

      Jonesboro transportation information

      Average one way commute17min22min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.4%82.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.3%10.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.4%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.5%1.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.5%3.2%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Jonesboro, AR data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).