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Jonesboro, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Jonesboro had a population of 4,719 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Jonesboro is located at latitude 32.2335 and longitude -92.7106 in Jackson Parish. 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. Jackson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 220 feet.

The Town of Jonesboro (GNIS ID: 2405918) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Jonesboro is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jonesboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Jonesboro, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,719
Population in Households 4,032
Population in Familes 3,281
Population in Group Qrtrs 687
Population Density1 974
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 1,595
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,035
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,897 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 852 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 743 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 302 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $80,659
Average Home Value $106,506


Median Household Income $30,110
Average Household Income $42,710
Per Capita Income $16,532
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.13%
Households 0.22% 0.29%
Families 0.5% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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.

Jonesboro, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jonesboro to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 128 73rd
Median Household Income # 391 18th
Per Capita Income # 416 12th

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