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Jonesboro, Georgia - Basic Facts

Jonesboro is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Jonesboro.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clayton County at latitude 33.5215 and longitude -84.3538. Clayton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 925 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Jonesboro (see map) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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

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Jonesboro, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,764
Population in Households 3,282
Population in Familes 2,716
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,482
Population Density1 1,906
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 1,172
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 800
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,424 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 761 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 411 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 252 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $77,358
Average Home Value $94,390


Median Household Income $38,687
Average Household Income $48,239
Per Capita Income $15,272
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.2% 0.08%
Households -0.18% 0.15%
Families 0.84% 0.02%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   0.76%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 159 75th
Population Density1 # 64 90th
Diversity Index2 # 110 83rd
Median Household Income # 272 57th
Per Capita Income # 479 23rd

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