Jonesboro, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Jonesboro, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Jonesboro had a population of 4,751 as of July 1, 2015. Jonesboro ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jonesboro is located at latitude 33.5202 and longitude -84.3541 in Clayton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jonesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Clayton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 925 feet.

The City of Jonesboro has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jonesboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jonesboro: Jonesborough, Leaksville, Singleton.

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Jonesboro, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,751
Population in Households 3,303
Population in Familes 2,728
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,448
Population Density1 1,901
Diversity Index2 60
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,181
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 802
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,422 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 757 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 424 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 241 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $73,892
Average Home Value $85,832
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,305
Average Household Income $50,316
Per Capita Income $15,907
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.11%
Households 0.0% 0.17%
Families 0.73% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Jonesboro, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jonesboro to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 162 74th
Population Density1 # 65 90th
Diversity Index2 # 133 79th
Median Household Income # 245 61st
Per Capita Income # 480 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.