Jonesboro, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Jonesboro, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Jonesboro had a population of 4,648 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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

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Jonesboro, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,648
Population in Households 3,962
Population in Familes 3,228
Population in Group Qrtrs 686
Population Density2 959
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $33,049
Average Household Income $45,952
Per Capita Income $17,462


Total Housing Units 1,871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 914 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 643 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 314 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $77,691
Average Home Value $104,426


Total Households 1,557
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,003
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.15% -0.31%
Households -0.12% -0.32%
Families 0.0% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.16%

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, 2018 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 # 121 75th
Population Density # 161 66th
Diversity Index # 129 73rd
Median Household Income # 360 24th
Per Capita Income # 398 16th

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