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Jonesboro, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Jonesboro had a population of 4,683 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Jonesboro, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,683
Daytime Population: Workers 2,098
Daytime Population: Residents 2,662
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,760
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 3,996
Population in Familes 3,242
Population in Group Qrtrs 687
Population Density2 966
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $32,665
Average Household Income $45,365
Per Capita Income $17,433


Total Housing Units 1,896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 851 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 728 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 317 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $81,575
Average Home Value $106,845


Total Households 1,579
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,020
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.06% -0.27%
Households 0.05% -0.24%
Families 0.23% -0.44%
Median Household Income   -0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.18%

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, 2017 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 Density # 158 67th
Diversity Index # 132 72nd
Median Household Income # 362 24th
Per Capita Income # 407 14th

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