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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Jonesboro is a town in Illinois with a population of 1,985. Jonesboro is in Union County. Living in Jonesboro offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Jonesboro and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$82,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$556
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Jonesboro Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    57.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    115.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    748
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Jonesboro

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,850
National
$55,322
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Jonesboro Reviews

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Big enough you don't know everyone, but small enough that your not without friends. The traffic is not horrible, unless a train is going through town. Most people are friendly and willing to help their neighbors. The town gets behind their schools-elementary and high school.
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It's a small but very welcoming community. It's a town that is there for each other during good and bad times and an ideal place for raising family.
I love living here. Everyone is so nice. The area is absolutely beautiful. Since moving here I have enrolled in college in Anna, just a hop, skio, and a jump away. It's a nice quiet area with mom and pop type restaurants.