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Population in 2012: 4,580 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.6%
Males: 3,105  (67.8%)
Females: 1,475  (32.2%)

Median resident age:  32.8 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 30236.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,864 (it was $31,951 in 2000)
Jonesboro:

$28,864
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,869

Jonesboro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,798 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Jonesboro:

$61,798
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $90,988; Detached houses: $90,988

Median gross rent in 2012: $866.

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  • Black alone - 2,712 (57.4%)
  • White alone - 1,483 (31.4%)
  • Hispanic - 341 (7.2%)
  • Asian alone - 101 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 79 (1.7%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.04%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

Races in Jonesboro detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jonesboro: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (9.0%), Subsaharan African (4.1%), Irish (3.9%), German (2.8%), English (2.1%), West Indian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 2.59 square miles.

Population density: 1,767 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Jonesboro:

  • High school or higher: 66.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jonesboro city:

  • Never married: 54.5%
  • Now married: 26.1%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

314 residents are foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

This city:  6.8%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 154 registered sex offenders living in Jonesboro, Georgia as of November 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Jonesboro to the number of sex offenders is 30 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $990 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $546 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Atlanta, GA (16.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (603.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Irondale, GA (1.8 miles ), Morrow, GA (2.0 miles ), Bonanza, GA (2.1 miles ), Riverdale, GA (2.1 miles ), Lake City, GA (2.4 miles ), Lovejoy, GA (2.4 miles ), Forest Park, GA (2.6 miles ), Stockbridge, GA (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $176,400
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.52 N, Longitude: 84.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,252 (+134.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 138 (18.1%)

Jonesboro household income distribution Jonesboro home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Jonesboro by Year
Type 2001 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000100011
per 100,000 0.00.00.025.60.00.00.020.920.8
Rapes 001120423
per 100,000 0.00.024.725.651.00.098.041.862.5
Robberies 12101317148376
per 100,000 306.0257.6321.1434.9356.9192.073.5146.3125.1
Assaults 32339262137182115
per 100,000 816.1850.1222.3665.1535.3887.9441.0438.8312.6
Burglaries 505068557437324369
per 100,000 1275.21288.01679.81407.01886.3887.9783.9898.51438.1
Thefts 1681651461321289593164141
per 100,000 4284.64250.43606.73376.83262.82279.82278.33426.72938.7
Auto thefts 352134262515152215
per 100,000 892.6541.0839.9665.1637.3360.0367.5459.7312.6
Arson 010100N/A00
per 100,000 0.025.80.025.60.00.0N/A0.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.5) 485.2455.1404.6513.9469.8344.9300.8366.6359.5

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Crime rate in Jonesboro detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 24 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.17
Georgia average:

2.77

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Jonesboro, Georgia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.6%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -360 (-8.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (36%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Customer service representatives (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Jonesboro-area historical tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.8 miles away from the Jonesboro city center injured 46 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 1/10/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jonesboro-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from Jonesboro center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clayton County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Danny Little Bear - Professional wrestler, Jesse Fuller - One-man band musician, Thomas Milton Rivers - Admiral, Yung Chris - Rapper, Chris McFarland - College basketball player (Appalachian St. Mountaineers), Darrell Robertson - Player of and football, Johnny Nave - Former NASCAR driver, Karl Hollingsworth - College basketball player (Stetson Hatters), Terrence Woodyard - College basketball player (Western Carolina Catamounts).


Hospitals/medical centers in Jonesboro:

  • DAVITA JONESBORO DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 129 KING STREET)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - CLAYTON COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, 335 UPPER RIVERDALE RD)
  • SPIVEY PERITONEAL AND HOME DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1423 STOCKBRIDGE RD STE B)
  • EMBRACING HOSPICECARE OF SOUTH ATLANTA (Hospital, 315 ARROWHEAD BLVD)
  • ARROWHEAD HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, 239 ARROWHEAD BOULEVARD)
  • ARROWHEAD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 239 ARROWHEAD BOULEVARD)
  • JONESBORO NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 2650 HIGHWAY 138 SE)

Political contributions by individuals in Jonesboro, GA

Heliports located in Jonesboro:

Amtrak station near Jonesboro:

  • 20 miles: ATLANTA (1688 PEACHTREE ST. NW) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.jonesboroga.com

College/University in Jonesboro:

  • Everest Institute-Jonesboro (Full-time enrollment: 1,243; Location: 6431 Tara Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/jonesboro)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jonesboro:

  • Clayton State University (about 5 miles; Morrow, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,755)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (about 11 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 17,928)
  • Georgia Perimeter College (about 13 miles; Decatur, GA; FT enrollment: 11,522)
  • Atlanta Technical College (about 14 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Spelman College (about 16 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Morehouse College (about 16 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,512)
  • Clark Atlanta University (about 16 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,390)

Public high schools in Jonesboro:

Private high school in Jonesboro:

  • MOUNT ZION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 420; Location: 7102 MOUNT ZION BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Jonesboro:

Private elementary/middle school in Jonesboro:

  • DFMI CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 49; Location: 9800 TARA BLVD; Grades: KG - 8)
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Library in Jonesboro:

  • CLAYTON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $3,558,293; Location: 865 BATTLE CREEK ROAD; 468,459 books; 60 e-books; 9,433 audio materials; 6,089 video materials; 146 state licensed databases; 467 print serial subscriptions; 66 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Jonesboro: Jonesboro Recreation Center (A), Jonesboro Police Station (B), Jonesboro Library (C), Clayton County Fire Department Station 13 (D), Jonesboro Fire Department (E), Clayton County History Center (F), Clayton County Administrative Offices (G), Clayton County Courthouse (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Jonesboro Shopping Center (1), Tara Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jonesboro include: Jonesboro United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church of Jonesboro (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Confederate Cemetery (1), Jonesboro City Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Rock Hill Lake (A), Twin Lakes (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jonesboro include: Jonesboro Historic District (1), Lee Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Historical Jonesboro Clayton County Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 100 Carriage Lane), Clayton County - Libraries- Parole Office- Other Departments (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 7681 Southlake Parkway), Stately Oaks Plantation (Historical Places & Services; 100 Carriage Lane), Peter Bonner's Historical & Hysterical Tours (Recreational Trips & Guides; 1867 Train Depot).

Hotels: Extended Stayamerica (2265 Mount Zion Road), Atlanta-Days Inn Jonesboro/Southlake Mall (6326 Old Dixie Hwy), Economy Inn (8425 Tara Boulevard), Econo Lodge Jonesboro (340 Upper Riverdale Road), Comfort Inn Jonesboro (6370 Old Dixie Highway), Budget Inn (6880 Tara Boulevard).

Courts: Clayton County - State Court Judges- Judge Morris E Braswell (9151 Tara), Clayton County - Superior Court Judges- Judge Albert Collier (9151 Tara), Clayton County - Court Reporters- Barbara Cooley-Court Reporter (9151 Tara), Clayton County - Clerk Superior Court- Jury Information (9151 Tara), Clayton County - Superior Court Judges- Judge Deborah C Benefield (9151 Tara Boulevard), Superior Court Clerks Retirement Fund of Georgia (124 North McDonough Street), Clayton County - Clerk Superior Court- Clerk of Court (9151 Tara Boulevard), Clayton County - Clerk State Court- Traffic Division (9151 Tara), Clayton County - Superior Court Judges- Judge Matthew O Simmons (9151 Tara).

 
Clayton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.9. This is about average.
City:

37.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.87
U.S.:

9.39
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.67. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.67
U.S.:

2.43
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00296. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00296
U.S.:

0.06353

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jonesboro and their reported violations in the past:

CLAYTON COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 263362, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-13-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-02-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2001)
CORINTH WOODS SUBDIVISION (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-28-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-17-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-17-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2002 and JUL-23-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2003), St Intentional no-action (JUN-28-2004)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-17-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-17-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2000)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-1999 and JUN-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2001), St Intentional no-action (FEB-16-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-1997 and SEP-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-30-1998 to SEP-30-1998), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-1998), St Intentional no-action (FEB-16-2004)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.0%
(27.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.1% for Black residents, 12.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.4%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Jonesboro, GA

1,776 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
14 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Jonesboro compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Jonesboro (2011 data):

  • State Bank and Trust Company: Community Capital Bank Branch at 2236 Mount Zion Road, branch established on 2002/08/05; Messenger Service at 2236 Mount Zion Road, branch established on 2002/12/09. Info updated 2011/10/24: Bank assets: $2,746.8 mil, Deposits: $2,314.3 mil, headquarters in Macon, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: State Bank Financial Corporation
  • Heritage Bank: at 101 North Main St, branch established on 1955/01/01; Branch Messenger Service - Clayton, Fayette, & Henry Counties at 242 East Stockbridge Road, branch established on 2001/04/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $367.1 mil, Deposits: $329.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Ccf Holding Company
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Jonesboro at 154 South Main Street, branch established on 1978/06/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: Jonesboro Branch at 139 North Main Street, branch established on 1903/11/07. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Tara Branch at 825 Southway Drive, branch established on 1971/07/15. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Jonesboro Branch at 7906 Tara Boulevard, branch established on 1996/09/09. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Community & Southern Bank: Jonesboro Branch at 6592 Tara Blvd, Ste 6612, branch established on 2008/05/21. Info updated 2010/09/20: Bank assets: $2,188.5 mil, Deposits: $1,690.2 mil, headquarters in Carrollton, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Community & Southern Holdings, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Jonesboro Branch at 223 North Main Street, branch established on 1986/06/21. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Jonesboro, Georgia:

  • Comfort Inn Jonesboro, 6370 Old Dixie Hwy, Jonesboro, GA 30236 , Phone: (770) 961-6336, Fax: (770) 961-0946
  • Clarion Hotel Atlanta Airport South, 6288 Old Dixie Hwy, Jonesboro, GA 30236 , Phone: (770) 968-4300
  • Econo Lodge Jonesboro, 340 Uppr Riverdale Rd, Jonesboro, GA 30236 , Phone: (770) 991-0069, Fax: (770) 991-0069
  • In Town Suites Jonesboro, 7021 Tara Blvd, Jonesboro, GA 30236 , Phone: (770) 472-5999, Fax: (770) 472-4062
  • Shoneys Inn, 6358 Old Dixie Hwy, Jonesboro, GA 30236 , Phone: (770) 968-5018, Fax: (770) 961-5963
  • Guest House Inn, 8240 Tara Blvd, Jonesboro, GA 30236 , Phone: (770) 280-3400
  • Royal Inn, 740 North Ave, Jonesboro, GA 30236 , Phone: (770) 478-7759, Fax: (770) 478-1107
  • Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, 701 Southside Commercial Pkwy, Jonesboro, GA 30236 , Phone: (678) 610-2528, Fax: (678) 610-2529
  • Jonesboro Tara Inn & Suites, 628 Southside Commercial Pkwy, Jonesboro, GA 30236 , Phone: (678) 674-1360, Fax: (678) 674-1361
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Jonesboro, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Jonesboro travel time to work - commute


Jonesboro mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Jonesboro city (based on Clayton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.36%
Here28.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchMuslim EstimateChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents55.6%13.5%10.7%3.7%2.2%
Congregations30.6%1.9%11.1%1.9%2.8%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.1%2.0%1.7%1.6%6.8%
Congregations3.7%4.6%3.7%2.8%37.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 49
Clayton County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Clayton County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 128
Clayton County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 119
Here:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Clayton County:

30.7%
State:

27.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$12,511$37,5332$461
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$6,199
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$2,860
Police Protection - Officers 22$74,335$40,5460$0
Police - Other 4$10,282$30,8460$0
Streets and Highways 7$21,272$36,4661$2,894
Totals for Government 37$118,400$38,40012$12,414

Jonesboro government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,030,000 ($224.89)
    Central Staff Services: $672,000 ($146.72)
    Regular Highways: $279,000 ($60.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $172,000 ($37.55)
    Fire Protection: $79,000 ($17.25)
    General - Other: $75,000 ($16.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $7,000 ($1.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($17.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $103,000 ($22.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $103,000 ($22.49)
    Regular Highways: $81,000 ($17.69)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($4.59)
    Fire Protection: $21,000 ($4.59)
    Central Staff: $16,000 ($3.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,224,000 ($267.25)

Jonesboro government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $14,000 ($3.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,043,000 ($227.73)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $799,000 ($174.45)
    Interest Earnings: $128,000 ($27.95)
  • Tax - Property: $304,000 ($66.38)
    NEC: $276,000 ($60.26)
    Other Selective Sales: $139,000 ($30.35)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $124,000 ($27.07)

Jonesboro government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,310,000 ($286.03)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $24,000 ($5.24)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,286,000 ($280.79)

Jonesboro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,823,000 ($834.72)

13.64% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,258 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.64%
Georgia average:

10.98%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($201 average AGI)
Clayton County:

0.10%
Georgia average:

0.39%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fulton County, GA  3.32% ($24,318 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, GA  1.67% ($26,564)
from Henry County, GA  1.07% ($29,142)


13.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,564 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.39%
Georgia average:

9.55%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($145 average AGI)
Clayton County:

0.06%
Georgia average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fulton County, GA  2.97% ($26,249 average AGI)
to Henry County, GA  2.49% ($36,897)
to DeKalb County, GA  1.27% ($26,186)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jonesboro:

  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSSA (1570 AM; 5 kW; MORROW, GA; Owner: SOUTH ATLANTA BROACASTING, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGKA (1190 AM; 25 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WAEC (860 AM; 5 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WAEC LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPBS (1050 AM; 12 kW; CONYERS, GA; Owner: MIDWAY HOLINESS CHURCH, INC,)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jonesboro:

  • WSB-FM (98.5 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSTR (94.1 FM; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WVEE (103.3 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZGC (92.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ATLANTA)
  • WRFG (89.3 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: RADIO FREE GEORGIA BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)
  • WWWQ (100.5 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WNNX (99.7 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WHTA (107.9 FM; HAMPTON, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPZE (97.5 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, GA; Owner: ROA LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKHX-FM (101.5 FM; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKLS (96.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLTM (94.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRAS (88.5 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WABE (90.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WAMJ (102.5 FM; MABLETON, GA; Owner: NEW MABLETON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALR-FM (104.1 FM; LA GRANGE, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMVV (90.7 FM; GRIFFIN, GA; Owner: LIFE RADIO MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZY-FM (96.7 FM; PEACHTREE CITY, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Jonesboro:

  • WXIA-TV (Channel 11; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • WSB-TV (Channel 2; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WSB-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WHSG (Channel 63; MONROE, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WAGA (Channel 5; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WUPA (Channel 69; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF ATLANTA INC.)
  • WPBA (Channel 30; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WANN-LP (Channel 32; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDTA-LP (Channel 53; FAYETTEVILLE, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTBS (Channel 17; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SUPERSTATION, INC.)
  • WATL (Channel 36; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WATL, LLC)
  • WGCL-TV (Channel 46; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WANX-LP (Channel 26; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTHC-LP (Channel 42; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: THE ATLANTA CHANNEL, INC.)
  • WIRE-CA (Channel 40; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W52CL (Channel 52; MACON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W04DB (Channel 4; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VVILPTV, INC.)
  • W24AL (Channel 24; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WATC (Channel 57; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSKC-LP (Channel 59; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.)
  • WGTV (Channel 8; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Jonesboro, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 28
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 20
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 56
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Georgia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 95
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 147
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 103
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 246
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13

See more detailed statistics of Jonesboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here




Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$98,7425$62,90830$133,1141$28,5204$55,165
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$98,3900$04$158,1000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$97,1934$49,67037$131,8245$18,4886$112,833
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$130,8902$48,40019$127,8531$41,0103$84,683
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$57,2700$04$143,0550$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0406.09 , 0406.12, 0406.13

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$28,4100$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$71,9701$202,220
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0406.09 , 0406.12, 0406.13

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 391
  • Hazardous Condition: 170
  • Service Call: 98
  • Good Intent Call: 39

Incident types - Jonesboro


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jonesboro, GA

Most common first names in Jonesboro, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24970.2 years
William19870.9 years
Mary18873.5 years
John16270.7 years
Robert13468.0 years
Charles10265.2 years
Thomas9070.1 years
Willie8675.3 years
George7272.1 years
Dorothy6974.8 years
Most common last names in Jonesboro, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13873.2 years
Brown8572.0 years
Jones8274.9 years
Williams7867.2 years
Davis6870.3 years
Johnson6372.1 years
Harris4069.8 years
Roberts3974.0 years
Jackson3866.8 years
Hall3574.2 years
Businesses in Jonesboro, GA
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1Kroger2
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
Budget Car Rental1McDonald's3
Burger King3Motel 61
CVS3Office Depot1
Chick-Fil-A1Penske1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut2
Church's Chicken1Popeyes1
Clarion1Red Lobster1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway3
Econo Lodge1T-Mobile1
FedEx8Taco Bell1
H&R Block2U-Haul4
InTown Suites1UPS4
KFC1Waffle House2
Kmart1Walgreens1
Browse common businesses in Jonesboro, GA


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  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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