Jonesboro, AR

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Population

73,581

1.3% growth

Median Age

32.4


Median Household Income

$44,171

3.37% growth

Poverty Rate

20.4%


Number of Employees

33,911

2.45% growth

Median Property Value

$146,800

3.45% growth

About

In 2017, Jonesboro, AR had a population of 73.6k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $44,171. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jonesboro, AR grew from 72,638 to 73,581, a 1.3% increase and its median household income grew from $42,732 to $44,171, a 3.37% increase.

The population of Jonesboro, AR is 69.8% White Alone, 18.7% Black or African American Alone, and 6.12% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Jonesboro, AR speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jonesboro, AR are Arkansas State University-Main Campus (4,039 degrees awarded in 2016) and Arthur's Beauty College-Jonesboro (32 degrees).

The median property value in Jonesboro, AR is $146,800, and the homeownership rate is 52.9%. Most people in Jonesboro, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17 minutes. The average car ownership in Jonesboro, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jonesboro, AR employs 33.9k people. The largest industries in Jonesboro, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,325 people), Manufacturing (4,909 people), and Retail Trade (4,342 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,929), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,146), and Wholesale Trade ($43,173).

Median household income in Jonesboro, AR is $44,171. Males in Jonesboro, AR have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,953. The income inequality in Jonesboro, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,171

2017 value

± $2,515

3.37%

1 Year Growth

± 6.55%

Households in Jonesboro, AR have a median annual income of $44,171, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,732 in 2016, which represents a 3.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,721

Average Male Salary

± $1,816

$38,953

Average Female Salary

± $1,246

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,861 ± $11,571

  2. White

    $43,596 ± $1,206

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,912 ± $29,718

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jonesboro, AR is from Arkansas.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.453

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0272% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8.01

  2. Census Tract 8.02

  3. Census Tract 5.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jonesboro, AR was Census Tract 8.01 with a value of $108,467, followed by Census Tract 8.02 and Census Tract 5.01, with respective values of $69,321 and $62,002.

The following map shows all of the places in Jonesboro, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jonesboro, AR (14.2k out of 69.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    7,627 ± 703

  2. Black

    4,708 ± 583

  3. Hispanic

    1,629 ± 287

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jonesboro, AR is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

33.9k

2017 Value

± 1,493

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 6.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jonesboro, AR grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 33.1k employees to 33.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jonesboro, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,905 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,593 people), and Management Occupations (2,959 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jonesboro, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jonesboro, AR, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,905 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,593 people), and Management Occupations (2,959 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jonesboro, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.68 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.66 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jonesboro, AR, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($59,917), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($59,360), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,908).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

33.9k

2017 Value

± 1,493

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 6.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jonesboro, AR grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 33.1k employees to 33.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jonesboro, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,325 people), Manufacturing (4,909 people), and Retail Trade (4,342 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jonesboro, AR, though some of these residents may live in Jonesboro, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Jonesboro, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,325 people), Manufacturing (4,909 people), and Retail Trade (4,342 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jonesboro, AR has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.43 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.35 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jonesboro, AR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($48,929), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,146), and Wholesale Trade ($43,173).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.5B

  2. $17.5B

  3. $8.54B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.5B, followed by Meat/seafood ($17.5B) and Mixed freight ($8.54B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arkansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$150B

2015 Value

$228B

Projected 2045 Value

52.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arkansas trade was $150B. This is expected to increase 52.4% to $228B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arkansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.4B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $7.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $12.4B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Missouri and $7.98B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arkansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.2% of the population of Jonesboro, AR has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 24.6% on Medicaid, 9.18% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 2.46% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Jonesboro, AR was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in Jonesboro, AR see 1522 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1531 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2218 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,522 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,522 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1,531 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,906

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,108

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,479

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.8%

Uninsured

39.9%

Employer Coverage

24.6%

Medicaid

9.18%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

2.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jonesboro, AR declined by 20.7% from 13.6% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jonesboro, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17.1% prevalence

  3. 16.6% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Jonesboro, AR is home to a population of 73.6k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.54% of Jonesboro, AR residents were born outside of the country (4.08k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jonesboro, AR is composed of 51.3k White Alone residents (69.8%), 13.7k Black or African American Alone residents (18.7%), 4.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.12%), 2.42k Two or More Races residents (3.28%), 1.14k Asian Alone residents (1.55%), 179 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.243%), 154 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.209%), and 114 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.155%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jonesboro, AR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jonesboro, AR was 32.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Jonesboro, AR are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Jonesboro, AR residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.08k people

5.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.67k people

As of 2017, 5.54% of Jonesboro, AR residents (4.08k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jonesboro, AR was 5.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    62,950 ± 6,094 people

  2. El Salvador

    12,524 ± 2,742 people

  3. India

    8,219 ± 2,223 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2017 Citizenship

96.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.7% of Jonesboro, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jonesboro, AR was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    51.3k ± 311

  2. Black or African American Alone

    13.7k ± 588

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.5k ± 769

In 2017, there were 3.74 times more White Alone residents (51.3k people) in Jonesboro, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.7k Black or African American Alone and 4.5k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Jonesboro, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Jonesboro, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Jonesboro, AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jonesboro, AR are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,459 ± 214

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    713 ± 238

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    565 ± 202

Jonesboro, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Jonesboro, AR awarded 4,071 degrees. The student population of Jonesboro, AR is skewed towards women, with 5,626 male students and 8,530 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jonesboro, AR are White (3,062 and 79.6%), followed by Black or African American (536 and 13.9%), Hispanic or Latino (89 and 2.31%), and Two or More Races (56 and 1.46%).

The largest universities in Jonesboro, AR by number of degrees awarded are Arkansas State University-Main Campus (4,039 and 99.2%) and Arthur's Beauty College-Jonesboro (32 and 0.786%).

The most popular majors in Jonesboro, AR are Elementary & Middle School Administration (641 and 15.7%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (337 and 8.28%), and Curriculum & Instruction (302 and 7.42%).

The median tuition costs in Jonesboro, AR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,060 and $12,120 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 203 degrees awarded

  2. 123 degrees awarded

  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jonesboro, AR was General Studies with 203 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Jonesboro, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,039 degrees awarded

  2. 32 degrees awarded

$6,060

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Jonesboro, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arkansas State University-Main Campus with 4,039 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,420

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,651

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,420 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jonesboro, AR, which is 0.536 times less than the 2,651 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,062 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    536 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    89 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Jonesboro, AR were to White students. These 3,062 degrees mean that there were 5.71 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 536 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jonesboro, AR was $146,800 in 2017, which is 0.675 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $141,900 to $146,800, a 3.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Jonesboro, AR is 52.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jonesboro, AR have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jonesboro, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,171

Median Household Income

± $2,515

28.4k

Number of Households

± 1,330

In 2017, the median household income of the 28.4k households in Jonesboro, AR grew to $44,171 from the previous year's value of $42,732.

The following chart displays the households in Jonesboro, AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$146,800

2017 Median

± $4,745

$141,900

2016 Median

± $4,926

In 2017, the median property value in Jonesboro, AR grew to to $146,800 from the previous year's value of $141,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jonesboro, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jonesboro, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Jonesboro, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jonesboro, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

52.9%

2017 Homeownership

53.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.9% of the housing units in Jonesboro, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jonesboro, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jonesboro, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jonesboro, AR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

17 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jonesboro, AR have a shorter commute time (17 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.23% of the workforce in Jonesboro, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.1%

  2. Carpooled

    11.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jonesboro, AR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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