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Jonesboro is in Jackson Parish, in the Ruston metro area.
It is the parish seat.
The latitude of Jonesboro is 32.241N. The longitude is -92.715W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 223 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,808.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jonesboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson Parish 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 71251 ZIP code.
3% of Jonesboro residents report German ancestry, and 4% 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 $12,869, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% 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 $201. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $520.
Libraries in Jonesboro include Jackson Parish Library ... View libraries
Jackson Parish 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 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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