A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$706
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

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
    366
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    76
    41
  • Robbery
    96
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,031
    500
  • Theft
    2,296
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    152
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,732
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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The layout of the town is quite nice, but Jonesboro lacks the beauty of nature found throughout the rest of Arkansas. This is a difficult adjustment for someone coming from central Arkansas where there are mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes all around. For a college town, Jonesboro is a decent transition between rural areas and a larger city, but it is not somewhere that I would want to live permanently.
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I absolutely love living in Jonesboro, Ar. No matter how large the town grows there is always that small town feel to it. There are plenty of shopping locations and many activities for children. Craighead Forrest Park is amazing with fishing, hiking, and many playgrounds available. The fireworks display on for Fourth in the Forrest is so much fun and I love the county fair held every September.
Jonesboro is great as far as expanding. It's definitely a growing city. Lots of new restaurants have opened just in the past two years. I've lived here my whole life, and I'm really excited about the direction that northeast Arkansas is progressing in. I'm especially excited to become a part of campus life at Arkansas State, which is expanding to build a new Mariott and convention center as well as a medical school. Great things are happening and I'm excited to be a part of it! Howl yes.