Jonesboro, Indiana

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Jonesboro, Indiana

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Jonesboro strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 18% Jonesboro Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Jonesboro, Indiana

Comparing Jonesboro to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 3
Age of the Population 5 7
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Short Commute Times 7 7
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Working at Home 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
People Living Alone 5 4
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Jonesboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles NW of Muncie, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 46938
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.479
Longitude -85.627

Jonesboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MARION 2 N
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Jonesboro Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,887 100%
Male 895 47.4%
Female 992 52.6%
Under 18 480 25.4%
18+ 1,407 74.6%
65+ 251 13.3%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 2.91
White 1,840 97.5%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 19 1%
Mixed Race 19 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 33 1.7%

Estimated Jonesboro Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,759
Growth -128
Growth % -6.8%

Jonesboro Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 30.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.5%
German 16.9%
English 9.1%
Irish 6.6%
Dutch 4.6%
Italian 1.4%
European 1.4%
Welsh 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Scottish 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
British 0.5%
Croatian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jonesboro 1,887 $42,036
Fairmount 2,992 $44,033
Fowlerton 298 $31,250
Gas City 5,940 $42,056
Marion 31,320 $37,717
Sweetser 906 $49,327
Upland 3,803 $44,712

Jonesboro Public Libraries

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