Jonesboro, AR

73,906 Population
80.3 square miles 898.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.5%
was 2.4%
Ranked 5th Highest in AR
Population Density
898.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.4%
was 52.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.4%
was 6.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in AR
Percent Under 18
24.3%
was 25.0%
Ranked 3rd Highest in AR
Percent 65 and Over
12.2%
was 12.3%
Ranked 4th Highest in AR

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.8
was 4.6
Ranked 4th Lowest in AR
Percent Living in Poverty
18.4%
was 25.2%
Ranked 1st Lowest in AR
Median Household Income
$38,094
was $39,483
Ranked 5th Highest in AR
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.2
49.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.4
was 2.8
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
534
was 440.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,010.7
was 4,211.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
31,436
was 30,068
Ranked 4th Highest in AR
Median Rent
$717
was $632
Ranked 3rd Highest in AR
Total Building Permits
437
was 684
 
Occupied Housing Units
28,816
was 26,475
 
Homeownership Rate
52.3%
was 48.1%
Ranked 3rd Highest in AR
Single Family Building Permits
299
was 413
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
391.3
was 374.3
Ranked 6th Highest in AR
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.0%
was 20.7%
Ranked 4th Highest in AR
Multifamily Building Permits
138
was 271
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.6
Ranked 3rd Highest in AR
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
14.5
was 22.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
6.1
was 9.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.8%
was 93.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
83.3%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.9%
was 85.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AR
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
29.1%
was 31.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in AR

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