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Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after state Sen. William Jones
The latitude of Jonesboro is 35.842N. The longitude is -90.704W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 325 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 57,435.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jonesboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Craighead County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Jonesboro area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72467 ZIP code.
11% of Jonesboro residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jonesboro ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jonesboro was $17,884, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Jonesboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Jonesboro include West Washington Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Jonesboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $813.
Libraries in Jonesboro include Jonesboro/Craighead County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Jonesboro include Jonesboro Sun
TV stations in Jonesboro include KAIT, KTEJ, KVTJ.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KASU.
Craighead County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jonesboro political report.
The average commute time for Jonesboro workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Jonesboro between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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