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1.48% growth
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2.5% growth
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4.34% growth
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0.35% growth


The economy of Jonesboro, AR employs 33,099 people. The economy of Jonesboro, AR is specialized in Manufacturing; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.44; 1.32; and 1.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jonesboro, AR are Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,094), Retail trade (4,693), and Manufacturing (4,607), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($49,583), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($45,455), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,184).

Median household income in Jonesboro, AR is $42,732. Males in Jonesboro, AR have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,426. The income inequality of Jonesboro, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jonesboro, AR. In Craighead County, AR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 111 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,850. Phillips County, AR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arkansas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Jonesboro, AR is from the county of Craighead County, AR.

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Jonesboro, AR is home to a population of 72,638 people, from which 96.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jonesboro, AR is composed of 51,455 White residents (70.8%), 13,989 Black residents (19.3%), 4,232 Hispanic residents (5.83%), 1,425 Two+ residents (1.96%), and 1,141 Asian residents (1.57%). The most common foreign languages in Jonesboro, AR are Spanish (2,873 speakers), Chinese (192 speakers), and Other Asian (163 speakers), but compared to other places, Jonesboro, AR has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (73 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (109 speakers), and Other (47 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Jonesboro, AR awarded 3,814 degrees. The student population of Jonesboro, AR is skewed towards females, with 1,334 male students and 2,480 female students. Most students in Jonesboro, AR are White (2,872 and 75.3%), followed by Black or African American (524 and 13.7%), Hispanic or Latino (69 and 1.81%), and Unknown (47 and 1.23%). The largest universities in Jonesboro, AR by number of graduates are Arkansas State University-Main Campus (3,814 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Jonesboro, AR are General Studies (199 and 5.22%), Registered Nursing (146 and 3.83%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (121 and 3.17%). 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jonesboro, AR is $141,900, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $141,400 to $141,900, a 0.35% increase. The homeownership rate of Jonesboro, AR is 53.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Jonesboro, AR have an average commute time of 16.2 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.


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