Jonesboro, GA

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Population

4,676

0.107% growth

Median Age

32


Median Household Income

$31,343

2.57% decline

Poverty Rate

34.3%


Number of Employees

1,290

0.624% growth

Median Property Value

$79,000

0.754% decline

About

In 2017, Jonesboro, GA had a population of 4.68k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $31,343. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jonesboro, GA grew from 4,671 to 4,676, a 0.107% increase and its median household income declined from $32,169 to $31,343, a -2.57% decrease.

The population of Jonesboro, GA is 59.8% Black or African American Alone, 24% White Alone, and 11.1% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Jonesboro, GA speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jonesboro, GA is $79,000, and the homeownership rate is 44.3%. Most people in Jonesboro, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Jonesboro, GA is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Jonesboro, GA employs 1.29k people. The largest industries in Jonesboro, GA are Retail Trade (194 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (191 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (136 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($97,813), Educational Services ($45,104), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,815).

Median household income in Jonesboro, GA is $31,343. Males in Jonesboro, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Jonesboro, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,343

2017 value

± $5,844

-2.57%

1 Year Growth

± 29.3%

Households in Jonesboro, GA have a median annual income of $31,343, 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 $32,169 in 2016, which represents a -2.57% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 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

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 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, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia 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 406.09

  2. Census Tract 406.13

  3. Census Tract 406.11

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jonesboro, GA was Census Tract 406.09 with a value of $57,092, followed by Census Tract 406.13 and Census Tract 406.11, with respective values of $52,431 and $30,318.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

34.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jonesboro, GA (1.06k out of 3.1k 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 Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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. Black

    693 ± 201

  2. White

    338 ± 108

  3. Hispanic

    182 ± 95

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

1.29k

2017 Value

± 230

0.624%

1 Year growth

± 24.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jonesboro, GA grew at a rate of 0.624%, from 1.28k employees to 1.29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jonesboro, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (185 people), Sales & Related Occupations (174 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (102 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jonesboro, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jonesboro, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (185 people), Sales & Related Occupations (174 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (102 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jonesboro, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (3.73 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.05 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jonesboro, GA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($98,304), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($61,250), and Protective Service Occupations ($55,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.29k

2017 Value

± 230

0.624%

1 Year growth

± 24.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jonesboro, GA grew at a rate of 0.624%, from 1.28k employees to 1.29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jonesboro, GA, are Retail Trade (194 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (191 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (136 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jonesboro, GA, though some of these residents may live in Jonesboro, GA 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, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (194 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (191 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (136 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jonesboro, GA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.47 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.9 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jonesboro, GA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($97,813), Educational Services ($45,104), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,815).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia 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 Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Health

78.8% of the population of Jonesboro, GA has health coverage, with 35.8% on employee plans, 26.2% on Medicaid, 7.71% on Medicare, 7.48% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Jonesboro, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Jonesboro, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 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%).

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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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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

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

21.2%

Uninsured

35.8%

Employer Coverage

26.2%

Medicaid

7.71%

Medicare

7.48%

Non-Group

1.54%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jonesboro, GA grew by 35.4% from 15.7% to 21.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jonesboro, GA 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. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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

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Diversity

Jonesboro, GA is home to a population of 4.68k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Jonesboro, GA residents were born outside of the country (305 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jonesboro, GA is composed of 2.8k Black or African American Alone residents (59.8%), 1.12k White Alone residents (24%), 518 Hispanic or Latino residents (11.1%), 128 Asian Alone residents (2.74%), 82 Two or More Races residents (1.75%), 14 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.299%), 13 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.278%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.8

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jonesboro, GA was 32. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Jonesboro, GA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Jonesboro, GA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    305 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Jonesboro, GA residents (305 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jonesboro, GA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

96%

2017 Citizenship

95.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96% of Jonesboro, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jonesboro, GA was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    2.8k ± 295

  2. White Alone

    1.12k ± 194

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    518 ± 197

In 2017, there were 2.49 times more Black or African American Alone residents (2.8k people) in Jonesboro, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.12k White Alone and 518 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, GA 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, GA 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, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jonesboro, GA 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

    81 ± 58

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    35 ± 29

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    23 ± 29

Jonesboro, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jonesboro, GA was $79,000 in 2017, which is 0.363 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $79,600 to $79,000, a 0.754% decrease. The homeownership rate in Jonesboro, GA is 44.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jonesboro, GA have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jonesboro, GA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$31,343

Median Household Income

± $5,844

1.2k

Number of Households

± 187

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.2k households in Jonesboro, GA declined from $31,343 from the previous year's value of $32,169.

The following chart displays the households in Jonesboro, GA 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$79,000

2017 Median

± $12,482

$79,600

2016 Median

± $12,401

In 2017, the median property value in Jonesboro, GA declined from to $79,000 from the previous year's value of $79,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jonesboro, GA 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, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $90k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

44.3%

2017 Homeownership

48%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 44.3% of the housing units in Jonesboro, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jonesboro, GA have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.44% of the workforce in Jonesboro, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.1%

  2. Carpooled

    14%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.57%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jonesboro, GA was Drove Alone (74.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (14%) and those who Worked At Home (4.57%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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