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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Jonesborough is a suburb of with a population of 5,321. Jonesborough is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Jonesborough offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Jonesborough and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Jonesborough are above average.
About Jonesborough...
Population
5,321

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$162,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$875
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Jonesborough Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    165.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    220.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    661
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    165.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Jonesborough

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,330
National
$55,322
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Jonesborough is a lovely place that reflects the history of the area in a charming and fascinating way. It celebrates its rich history of being the oldest town in Tennessee. I have lived near Jonesborough my entire life and I have always enjoyed the rural appeal of the area. It is an area that is well-known for its story-telling community. With plenty of events to attend and lots of ways to get involved, Jonesborough establishes an inviting atmosphere. This city has beautiful scenery and intriguing architecture that showcases the antiquity of the area. It provides a great educational experience.
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Jonesborough is a wonderful place to live! The view is phenomenal as there are mountains all around. There is always fun activities to do like storytelling, repertory theatre, art exhibits, antique shops, and wonderful places to eat at. The community members are extremely nice and helpful. I greatly recommend coming here!
Has a wonderful sense of community and a real small-town flavor. Living here is about what you would think living in Mayberry would be like. Always has something to do in town - home of National Storytelling Festival each year, has a changing storyteller in residence Spring through Fall, music on the square on Friday nights, Masterpiece Mingle fundraiser for the arts, school for arts offering adult classes, etc, etc, etc.....Love it here.