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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 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
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
    356
    283
  • Murder
    17
    6
  • Rape
    71
    41
  • Robbery
    81
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,626
    500
  • Theft
    2,268
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    206
    284
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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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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.
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Jonesboro is a thriving community town, over the years it's grown into a large city full of diversity and new opportunities. We've acquired everything from many places to dine to endless shopping spots like our Turtle Creek Mall. Being known as the natural state, we have a beautiful Craighead county park great for walking the dog, taking a stroll, taking the kids to the park or just taking time to appreciate Jonesboro's beauty. Every year we have a state fair, festivals and lots of fundraiser events open to the community. The increase in cultures and the growing size of our town has brought great things to our already thriving city, as the economy grows we can only get better.
I have enjoyed my stay in Jonesboro, Arkansas. It has grown tremendously and is continuing to do so. It is about a hour drive from Memphis, TN as well so there is always something to do. I recommend living or attending school here to anyone!