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Overview

Introduction to Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro, Arkansas, in Craighead county, is 60 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee.

Jonesboro History

Indian tribes including the Caddo, Osage, and Quapaw tribes were the first inhabitants of the Jonesboro area. White settlers later came to the area and began trading, hunting, and trapping with the local Indians. Around 1815, a permanent settlement was set up in Jonesboro. In 1859, Craighead County was formed and Jonesboro was the original county seat. State Senator William A. Jones extended his support for the formation of Craighead County in the legislature, and in recognition of his effort, Jonesboro was named after him.

Jonesboro and nearby Attractions

  • Hampson Museum
  • Hemingway - Pfeiffer Museum
  • Parkin Archeological State Park
  • Memphis Zoo

Things To Do In Jonesboro

While staying in the city, you can visit Craighead Forest County Park and the West Washington Avenue Historic District. It is also worth visiting the many churches in the city. Crowley's Ridge State Park and Lake Frierson State Park offer facilities for camping, boating, trail, and fishing. One can shop at the Airport Center Shopping Center, Highland Square Shopping Center, West Mart Center Shopping Center, Indian Mall Shopping Center, and Caraway Plaza Shopping Center.

Jonesboro Transportation

The Millington Muni Airport is nearby.

Jonesboro Higher Education

Arkansas State University-Main Campus, University of Memphis, South west Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population72,638
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+32,531
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married42.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,322
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,176
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,489

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,908
% Above Poverty Level78.4%
% Below Poverty Level21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$706
Median House Value$141,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.2%
Irish10%
German9%
English6.1%
Scottish1.7%
Italian1.7%
French Except Basque1.6%
African1%
Polish0.8%
Dutch0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Jonesboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Craighead County
Standard Zip Codes72401, 72404
P.O. Box Zip Codes72402, 72403
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.82
Approximate Longitude-90.68

Jonesboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationJONESBORO 4 N
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 45 F
Apr Temp49 to 71 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationBEEDEVILLE 4 NE
Distance32.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 45 F
Apr Temp50 to 71 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationNEWPORT
Distance35.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp51 to 71 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bay1,956$39,233
Bono2,453$46,250
Brookland2,717$44,130
Cash423$34,625
Egypt62$27,188
Sedgwick163$56,875

Jonesboro Public Libraries

Crowley Ridge Regional Library
315 WEST OAK AVENUE
Jonesboro, Arkansas
(870) 935-5133

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Jonesboro Hospitals

St. Bernards Medical Center
(Non-profit)
225 East Jackson Avenue
(870) 972-4100
St. Bernards Behavioral Health
(Non-profit)
2712 East Johnson Avenue
(870) 932-2800
Nea Baptist Memorial Health
(Non-profit)
4800 E Johnson Ave
(870) 936-1000
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Jonesboro
1201 Fleming Avenue
(870) 932-0440

Jonesboro Public Schools

Annie Camp Jr. High School
1814 W Nettleton Ave
ZIP: 72401
Middle
Total Enrollment 635
Douglas Macarthur Jhs
1615 Wilkins Ave
ZIP: 72401
Middle
Total Enrollment 647
Early Childhood Learning Cntr
1307 Flint St
ZIP: 72401
Primary
Total Enrollment 202
Fox Meadow Elementary
2305 Fox Meadow Lane
ZIP: 72401
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Health/wellness Envi Magnet
1001 Rosemond Ave
ZIP: 72401
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
International Studies Magnet
1218 Cobb St
ZIP: 72401
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Jonesboro Vocational Center
1727 S Main St
ZIP: 72401
High
Kindergarten Center
618 W Nettleton Ave
ZIP: 72401
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Math & Science Magnet School
213 E Thomas Green Rd
ZIP: 72401
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Microsociety Magnet School
1110 W Washington Ave
ZIP: 72401
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Nettleton High School
4201 Chieftain Lane
ZIP: 72401
High
Total Enrollment 876
Nettleton Intermediate Center
3801 Vera St
ZIP: 72401
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Nettleton Junior High School
4208 Chieftain Lane
ZIP: 72401
Middle
Total Enrollment 515
Nettleton Middle School
2305 Promise Lane
ZIP: 72401
Middle
Total Enrollment 350
The Academies At Jonesboro High School
301 Hurricane Dr
ZIP: 72401
High
Total Enrollment 1136
University Hgts. Elem. School
300 Bowling Lane
ZIP: 72401
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Visual & Performing Art Magnet
1804 Hillcrest Dr
ZIP: 72401
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Fox Meadow Intermediate Center
2309 Fox Meadow Ln
ZIP: 72404
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Valley View Elementary School
2119 Valley View Dr
ZIP: 72404
Primary
Total Enrollment 734
Valley View High School
2118 Valley View Dr
ZIP: 72404
High
Total Enrollment 585
Valley View Intermediate School
2119 Valley View Drive
ZIP: 72404
Primary
Total Enrollment 846
Valley View Junior High School
2118 Valley View Drive
ZIP: 72404
Middle
Total Enrollment 618
Westside Elementary School
1834 Hwy 91 W
ZIP: 72404
Primary
Total Enrollment 680
Westside High School
1630 Hwy 91 W
ZIP: 72404
High
Total Enrollment 662
Westside Middle School
1800 Hwy 91 W
ZIP: 72404
Middle
Total Enrollment 427

Jonesboro Private Schools

Blessed Sacrament School
1105 E Highland
ZIP: 72401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 110
Concordia Christian Academy
1812 Rains St
ZIP: 72401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 68
Montessori School Of Jonesboro
300 E Nettleton Ave
ZIP: 72401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Ridgefield Christian School
3824 Casey Springs Rd
ZIP: 72404
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 228
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