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Income/capita 49%
Household income 42%
Unemployment 24%
IndexJonesboroGeorgiaNational
Income per capita$15,069$26,678$29,829
Median household income$32,169$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$43,625$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,895$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$20,909$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$21,614$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate5.8%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level31.2%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Jonesboro is 49% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Jonesboro is 42% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Jonesboro is 24% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Jonesboro is 107% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $21,443$32,169$64,338
      City
      $34,021$51,037$102,074
      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 industry6.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector16.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%15.4%
      Wholesale & retail services20.1%15.3%
      Public administration8.3%3.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities14.3%9.5%
      Education, health & social services6.5%30.1%
      Other26.6%23.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Peachtree City, GA34,988$90,05163%
      Tyrone, GA7,121$87,66558%
      Senoia, GA3,889$82,48549%
      Heron Bay, GA4,042$77,03939%
      Woolsey, GA178$67,91723%
      Jonesboro, GA4,671$32,16942%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      La Grange, TX4,673$37,30433%
      Marienville, PA4,673$40,62527%
      Cherokee Village, AR4,669$33,71039%
      Mountain Grove, MO4,668$26,22453%
      Polson, MT4,674$33,01340%
      Jonesboro, GA4,671$32,16942%
      Source: The Jonesboro, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).