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Jonesboro, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Jonesboro had a population of 5,066 as of July 1, 2017. Jonesboro ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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 (GNIS ID: 2404812) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Jonesboro is located within Jonesboro Division of Clayton County.

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, 2017.

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

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Jonesboro, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,066
Daytime Population: Workers 5,254
Daytime Population: Residents 2,059
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,313
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.44
Population in Households 3,443
Population in Familes 2,844
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,623
Population Density2 2,004
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $49,203
Average Household Income $57,340
Per Capita Income $20,345


Total Housing Units 1,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 771 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 447 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $117,614
Average Home Value $124,513


Total Households 1,218
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 827
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.97% 0.54%
Households 0.43% 0.76%
Families 0.95% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

Jonesboro, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jonesboro to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 156 75th
Population Density # 66 90th
Diversity Index # 161 74th
Median Household Income # 165 74th
Per Capita Income # 320 49th

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