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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Jonesboro is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 4,737. Jonesboro is in Clayton County. Living in Jonesboro offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Jonesboro there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Jonesboro and residents tend to be liberal.
About Jonesboro...
Population
4,737

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$864
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Jonesboro Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    294.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    21
    40.7
  • Robbery
    147.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    294.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,600.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    378.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in Jonesboro

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,263
National
$55,322
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I like the small town feel about Jonesboro. I also like that everything is close together. However, during rush hour the traffic sucks! Then I wish that Jonesboro would get more job opportunities especially for high school/college students. Most of the job opportunities you have to have at least a year experience. It is kind of hard to get experience when no one will give the chance. Also, I wish that it would that the school system would stop looking for a check and be more excited about teaching the next generation. Overall, Jonesboro is a nice place to build a family.
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Lived here for 13 years and after reading some of the reviews am very confused. I would not consider this a very safe place to raise children and would certainly not leave my children alone. Lots of crime. The schools are below par. Streets and neighborhoods are not kept up. Lots of damaged road. Personally went to the schools and know other people who did and would like to say that they are way too full. Not very diverse. When i went to school, i was the only one of my race for as long as i can remember and my classmates were all african american.
The housing is really affordable in this area, and I've experienced little to no crime in the last seven years that I've lived here. There is a library, community center, and park all relatively close by. My biggest complaint is there isn't a good variety of quality places to eat. You have all the standard chains and not a lot diversity, so if you like good Chinese, Japanese, Indian, etc. you're going to have to travel closer to Atlanta to get good food. There is also not a ton of things to do for adults but that's not necessarily bad if you like quiet living. As for healthy living, there are not a lot of paths to walk/bike, but there is at least one park area that I know of that has a really pretty, scenic walk with clean/safe paths. Job opportunities are a little sparse, and the better jobs typically have 30-40 min commute.