Jonesboro, AR | Data USA (2022)

Economy

Median household income in Jonesboro, AR is $45,931. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Jonesboro, AR was Census Tract 8.01 with a value of $103,063, followed by Census Tract 5.01 and Census Tract 8.02, with respective values of $71,270 and $65,833.

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,995. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Jonesboro, AR employs 35.3k people. The largest industries in Jonesboro, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,273 people), Retail Trade (4,737 people), and Manufacturing (4,668 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,361), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,694).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,931

2019 value

± $3,179

2.57%

1 Year Growth

± 8.1%

Households in Jonesboro, AR have a median annual income of $45,931, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,780 in 2018, which represents a 2.57% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$56,854

Average Male Salary in Arkansas

± $1,935

$41,995

Average Female Salary in Arkansas

± $1,371

In 2019, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Arkansas

  1. Asian

    $56,874 ± $11,128

  2. White

    $46,626 ± $1,304

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $42,148 ± $38,775

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arkansas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jonesboro, AR is from Arkansas.

0.451

2019 Wage GINI in Arkansas

0.452

2018 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2019, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.384% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8.01

  2. Census Tract 5.01

  3. Census Tract 8.02

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jonesboro, AR was Census Tract 8.01 with a value of $103,063, followed by Census Tract 5.01 and Census Tract 8.02, with respective values of $71,270 and $65,833.

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Poverty by Age and Sex

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jonesboro, AR (13.1k out of 72.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,420 ± 601

  2. Black

    4,712 ± 610

  3. Hispanic

    1,301 ± 261

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jonesboro, AR is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

35.3k

2019 Value

± 1,565

2.97%

1 Year growth

± 6.03%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jonesboro, AR grew at a rate of 2.97%, from 34.3k employees to 35.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jonesboro, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,133 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,481 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,727 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jonesboro, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jonesboro, AR, by number of employees, areSales & Related Occupations (4,133 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,481 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,727 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jonesboro, AR has an unusually high number of residents working asHealth Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.68 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.55 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jonesboro, AR, by median earnings, areLegal Occupations ($75,291), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,439), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($56,970).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

35.3k

2019 Value

± 1,565

2.97%

1 Year growth

± 6.03%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jonesboro, AR grew at a rate of 2.97%, from 34.3k employees to 35.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jonesboro, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,273 people), Retail Trade (4,737 people), and Manufacturing (4,668 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jonesboro, AR, though some of these residents may live in Jonesboro, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

Most Common

The most common industries in Jonesboro, AR, by number of employees, areHealth Care & Social Assistance (6,273 people), Retail Trade (4,737 people), and Manufacturing (4,668 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jonesboro, AR has an unusually high number ofManufacturing (1.32 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.28 times), and Educational Services (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jonesboro, AR, by median earnings, areUtilities ($48,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,361), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,694).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. Mixed freight

    $14.2B

  2. Meat/seafood

    $13.7B

  3. Coal-n.e.c.

    $9.55B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $14.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($13.7B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.55B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$144B

2020 Value in Arkansas

$271B

Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas

87.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $144B. This is expected to increase 87.8% to $271B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. Texas

    $11.8B

  2. Mississippi

    $6.92B

  3. Oklahoma

    $5.91B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $11.8B, followed by Mississippi with $6.92B and Oklahoma and $5.91B.

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FAQs

Jonesboro, AR | Data USA? ›

In 2019, Jonesboro, AR had a population of 131k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $46,068. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Jonesboro, AR grew from 129,755 to 131,241, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $44,302 to $46,068, a 3.99% increase.

Why is Jonesboro famous? ›

Jonesboro is famous for cooperative community spirit and friendly citizens. No matter which of the great neighborhoods you choose or what activities you choose, you'll be welcomed with true southern hospitality. And, our pride shows in the support of our local charities, city facilities, and our University!

Where is Jonesboro Arkansas? ›

Jonesboro, city, Craighead county, northeastern Arkansas, U.S. It lies on Crowley's Ridge, bordering the Mississippi River valley, about 68 miles (109 km) northwest of Memphis, Tennessee.

What is the racial makeup of Jonesboro AR? ›

Jonesboro Demographics

White: 70.94% Black or African American: 20.90% Two or more races: 3.57% Other race: 2.50%

What is the crime rate in Jonesboro AR? ›

After jumping 18.6% year over year, Jonesboro's violent crime rate stands at 660 incidents for every 100,000 people.
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Jonesboro, AR Is Among the Most Dangerous US Metro Areas.
Metro areaJonesboro, AR
Violent crimes per 100,000 people, 2020660
Total violent crimes, 2020893
Murders per 100,000 people, 20209.6
Total murders, 202013
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