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Jonesboro, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Jonesboro is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jackson Parish at latitude 32.2335 and longitude -92.7106. Jackson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 220 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Jonesboro, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jonesboro, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Jonesboro indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Jonesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jonesboro: Coon Town, Coontown, Macedonia.

Town of Jonesboro, LA Boundary Map

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Jonesboro, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,701
Population in Households 4,015
Population in Familes 3,272
Population in Group Qrtrs 686
Population Density1 971
Diversity Index2 53
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,586
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,034
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,872 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 875 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 711 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $79,633
Average Home Value $122,771
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,745
Average Household Income $41,552
Per Capita Income $15,976
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.02% -0.21%
Households 0.19% -0.16%
Families 0.72% -0.35%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Jonesboro, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jonesboro to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 119 75th
Population Density1 # 158 67th
Diversity Index2 # 124 75th
Median Household Income # 384 19th
Per Capita Income # 410 14th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.