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Jonesboro, Louisiana - Basic Facts

Jonesboro is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Jonesboro.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jackson Parish at latitude 32.2413 and longitude -92.716. Jackson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 220 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Jonesboro (see map) 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.

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


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


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


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


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


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.