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Jonesboro is a town in Grant County, in the Marion metro area.
The community was named for Obediah Jones, settler
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Jonesboro. For links to other places called Jonesboro, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Jonesboro is 40.479N. The longitude is -85.627W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 853 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,810.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jonesboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grant County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46938 ZIP code.
17% of Jonesboro residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $16,723, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Jonesboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Jonesboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $301. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $638.
Libraries in Jonesboro include Jonesboro Public Library ... View libraries
Grant 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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