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  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+
Jonesboro is a town in Arkansas with a population of 73,581. Jonesboro is in Craighead County and is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Jonesboro offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Jonesboro there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Jonesboro and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Jonesboro are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$740
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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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
    398
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    73.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    73.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,490.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,366
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    217.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Jonesboro

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,171
National
$55,322
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Jonesboro Reviews

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Jonesboro is the perfect balance between urban and suburban. It is a college town, therefore, there are a lot of entertainment and school spirit! Although, it isn't too city like for those who prefer a subtle place to live. I've lived here for 2 years now and I can say it's a decent place to live.
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I love Jonesboro. It is a small enough town to have great connections, big enough to be on the map. It is a perfect college town, especially if you plan to go to a graduate school in Arkansas! I've also heard it is one of the top affordable cities to live in compared to the rest of the United States.
I grew up in Jonesboro and recently returned with my children. Jonesboro has something for everyone! It's a great place for shopping, dining and even nature walks! The downside, unfortunately, is the traffic. The streets are very congested most of the time.