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

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%

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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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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.
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Great town that is not too big but still has some of the big town stores and restaurants. This is a great town to raise a family. It is only one hour from Memphis and two hours from Little Rock if you're wanting additional activities. Jonesboro is home of Arkansas State University Redwolves. The university has a great curriculum and a beautiful campus. Jonesboro also has multiple high schools to choose for anyone that has children. The housing market is low compared to towns of the same size. If anyone is relocating, Jonesboro is definitely a place to consider. I truely like my Jonesboro.
I have lived in the downtown area of Jonesboro my whole life, I have never moved! Jonesboro is a great and beautiful place and it has been a crazy experience growing up here and watching the town extend and grow with me. The Indian Mall was one of my favorite childhood memories.