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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.


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Median household income
Local
$32,196
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jonesboro demographic reports
Borders the Mississippi delta
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 332. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 5.8 per 1,000 people.
Jonesboro received national attention for 1998 school shootings
Well-known residents have included:
· John Grisham, author
· Hattie W. Caraway, first woman elected to the U.S. Senate
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Frierson State Park, Craighead Forest Park
Scenic roads: Crowley's Ridge Parkway
Historic sites and museums: Arkansas State University Museum
Colleges and universities: Arkansas State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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National index: 100
Local index: 58

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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.

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27% of Jonesboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Jonesboro include West Washington Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Jonesboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $813.


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Libraries in Jonesboro include Jonesboro/Craighead County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Jonesboro include Jonesboro Sun

TV stations in Jonesboro include KAIT, KTEJ, KVTJ.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KASU.

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Craighead County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jonesboro political report.

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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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