Jonesboro, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 4,755 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +24.2%
Males: 2,627  (55.3%)
Females: 2,128  (44.7%)
Median resident age:

32.0 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30236.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,101 (it was $31,951 in 2000)
Jonesboro:

$32,101
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,592 (it was $16,178 in 2000)

Jonesboro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $91,460 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Jonesboro:

$91,460
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $120,731; detached houses: $119,383

Median gross rent in 2017: $874.

March 2019 cost of living index in Jonesboro: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 34.3%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.4% for Black residents, 53.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.2% for other race residents, 31.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Jonesboro, GA (2017)
    • 2,97761.2%Black alone
    • 1,04821.6%White alone
    • 54311.2%Hispanic
    • 1302.7%Asian alone
    • 841.7%Two or more races
    • 110.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 210 registered sex offenders living in Jonesboro, Georgia as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jonesboro is 23 to 1.


Crime rates in Jonesboro by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.9)
1
(20.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(24.7)
1
(25.6)
2
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(98.0)
2
(41.8)
3
(62.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.0)
2
(42.3)
1
(21.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
13
(321.1)
17
(434.9)
14
(356.9)
8
(192.0)
3
(73.5)
7
(146.3)
6
(125.1)
9
(198.7)
7
(153.3)
8
(173.9)
5
(105.2)
4
(84.5)
7
(147.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(222.3)
26
(665.1)
21
(535.3)
37
(887.9)
18
(441.0)
21
(438.8)
15
(312.6)
10
(220.8)
13
(284.7)
14
(304.3)
12
(252.5)
16
(338.2)
14
(294.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
68
(1,680)
55
(1,407)
74
(1,886)
37
(887.9)
32
(783.9)
43
(898.5)
69
(1,438)
65
(1,435)
31
(678.8)
28
(608.6)
30
(631.3)
24
(507.3)
14
(294.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
146
(3,607)
132
(3,377)
128
(3,263)
95
(2,280)
93
(2,278)
164
(3,427)
141
(2,939)
146
(3,223)
104
(2,277)
137
(2,978)
156
(3,283)
124
(2,621)
219
(4,601)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
34
(839.9)
26
(665.1)
25
(637.3)
15
(360.0)
15
(367.5)
22
(459.7)
15
(312.6)
14
(309.1)
41
(897.7)
57
(1,239)
33
(694.4)
16
(338.2)
18
(378.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)489.6621.9568.4417.3364.0443.6435.0357.8330.9373.8330.0294.2354.6

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City-data.com crime index in Jonesboro, GA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 30 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.25
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (10.8%), African (9.8%), English (1.3%), Irish (1.3%), German (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 2.59 square miles.

Population density: 1,835 people per square mile   (low).

Jonesboro, Georgia map

317 residents are foreign born (4.8% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

This city:

6.5%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,249 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $744 (0.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 33.52 N, Longitude: 84.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,256 (+149.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 194 (14.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Jonesboro, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jonesboro, GA in 2017
Jonesboro satellite photo by USGS

Jonesboro tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $176,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Jonesboro, GA residents
Average permit cost in Jonesboro, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Jonesboro, GA
Historical housing units in Jonesboro, GA
Most common industries in Jonesboro, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Air transportation (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Air transportation (7.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Jonesboro, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (7.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Jonesboro, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Jonesboro, Georgia average temperatures Jonesboro, Georgia average precipitation Jonesboro, Georgia humidity Jonesboro, Georgia wind speed Jonesboro, Georgia snowfall Jonesboro, Georgia sunshine Jonesboro, Georgia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.6. This is about average.

City:

82.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.272. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.272
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 15.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.445. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.445
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.80
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00340. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00340
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Jonesboro-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 53% 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 slightly above Georgia state average. It is 82% 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 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 110.1 miles away from Jonesboro center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 167.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 158.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 238.0 miles away from Jonesboro center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 324.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clayton County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jonesboro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Jonesboro:

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

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.

College/University in Jonesboro:

  • Everest Institute-Jonesboro (Full-time enrollment: 572; 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 6 miles; Morrow, GA; Full-time enrollment: 5,844)
  • Georgia Perimeter College (about 13 miles; Decatur, GA; FT enrollment: 17,138)
  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College (about 14 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,437)
  • Atlanta Technical College (about 14 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 4,217)
  • Spelman College (about 16 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,383)
  • Morehouse College (about 16 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,379)
  • Clark Atlanta University (about 16 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,201)

Public high schools in Jonesboro:

  • MUNDY'S MILL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,746, Location: 9652 FAYETTEVILLE RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • MOUNT ZION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,629, Location: 2535 MOUNT ZION PKWY, Grades: 9-12)
  • JONESBORO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,233, Location: 7728 MOUNT ZION BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • MARTHA ELLEN STILWELL SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING AR (Location: 2535 MOUNT ZION PKWY, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Jonesboro:

  • HOPE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 87, Location: 455 HIGHWAY 138 W STE H, Grades: PK-12)
  • ANOINTED MINDS PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 33, Location: 742 VETERANS PKWY, Grades: KG-9)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Jonesboro:

Private elementary/middle school in Jonesboro:

  • PHYL'S ACADEMY PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 106, Location: 2721 HIGHWAY 138 E, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Jonesboro

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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).

Clayton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CORINTH WOODS SUBDIVISION (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-06-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2010)
  • 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)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2003), St Intentional no-action (JUN-28-2004)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1999, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2001), St Intentional no-action (FEB-16-2004)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1997, Contaminant: Lead and 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)
  • One regular monitoring violation
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
1,776 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
14 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

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

For population 15 years and over in Jonesboro:

Marital status in Jonesboro, GA
  • Never married: 56.4%
  • Now married: 23.4%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in Jonesboro:

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jonesboro
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jonesboro, GA (based on Clayton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant76,232137
Other13,50314
Catholic10,5333
Black Protestant8,12515
Mainline Protestant6,69520
None144,336-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 49
Here:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Clayton County:

11.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.7%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Jonesboro:

47.2%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.4%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Jonesboro:

21.6%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.1%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Jonesboro:

33.8%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Jonesboro:

53.4%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.4%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jonesboro, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19$59,553$37,6120$0
Other Government Administration 8$18,046$27,0692$2,418
Streets and Highways 7$16,749$28,7130$0
Police - Other 4$18,502$55,5060$0
Financial Administration 1$3,998$47,9760$0
Correction 1$3,256$39,0720$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$2,362
Totals for Government 40$120,104$36,0314$4,780

Jonesboro government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $933,000 ($196.21)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($1.47)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,677,000 ($352.68)
    Central Staff Services: $540,000 ($113.56)
    Regular Highways: $530,000 ($111.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $70,000 ($14.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($5.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($5.68)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($0.84)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($0.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,548,000 ($325.55)

Jonesboro government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $100,000 ($21.03)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $12,000 ($2.52)
    Other: $7,000 ($1.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,464,000 ($307.89)
    General Local Government Support: $1,014,000 ($213.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $807,000 ($169.72)
    General Revenue - Other: $106,000 ($22.29)
    Royalties: $79,000 ($16.61)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($1.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $556,000 ($116.93)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.42)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $373,000 ($78.44)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $222,000 ($46.69)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $190,000 ($39.96)
    Other License: $148,000 ($31.13)
    Property: $69,000 ($14.51)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $63,000 ($13.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $20,000 ($4.21)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $17,000 ($3.58)

Jonesboro government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $550,000 ($115.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000 ($94.64)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,000 ($21.03)

Jonesboro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,399,000 ($1135.44)

12.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($25,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.66%
Georgia average:

9.49%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($46 average AGI)
Clayton County:

0.02%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fulton County, GA  3.26% ($23,408 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, GA  1.54% ($24,426)
from Henry County, GA  1.29% ($29,789)


11.40% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($29,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.40%
Georgia average:

9.04%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($52 average AGI)
Clayton County:

0.03%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fulton County, GA  2.80% ($27,296 average AGI)
to Henry County, GA  1.91% ($36,094)
to DeKalb County, GA  1.22% ($26,017)
Businesses in Jonesboro, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts2Kroger2
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Budget Car Rental1Motel 61
Burger King3Office Depot1
CVS3Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Chick-Fil-A1Plato's Closet1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Popeyes1
Church's Chicken1Red Lobster1
Clarion1Rite Aid1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
Dunkin Donuts2T-Mobile1
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
FedEx8U-Haul4
H&R Block2UPS4
InTown Suites1Waffle House2
KFC1Walgreens1

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)
Jonesboro fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Jonesboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.4mTotal length
  • $629,000Total costs
  • 119,720Total average daily traffic
  • 1,194Total average daily truck traffic
  • 179,580Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
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 in Jonesboro, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Jonesboro, GA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 265. The highest number of fire incidents - 391 took place in 2006, and the least - 86 in 2008. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Jonesboro, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.0%), and Structure Fires (41.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Jonesboro, GA
    • 1,56142.0%Outside Fires
    • 1,53341.3%Structure Fires
    • 61216.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 70.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jonesboro, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Jonesboro, Georgia:

  • Comfort Inn Jonesboro, 6370 Old Dixie Hwy, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236 , Phone: (770) 961-6336, Fax: (770) 961-0946
  • Clarion Hotel Atlanta Airport South, 6288 Old Dixie Hwy, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236 , Phone: (770) 968-4300
  • Econo Lodge Jonesboro, 340 Uppr Riverdale Rd, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236 , Phone: (770) 991-0069, Fax: (770) 991-0069
  • In Town Suites Jonesboro, 7021 Tara Blvd, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236 , Phone: (770) 472-5999, Fax: (770) 472-4062
  • Royal Inn, 740 North Ave, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236 , Phone: (770) 478-7759, Fax: (770) 478-1107
  • Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, 701 Southside Commercial Pkwy, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236 , Phone: (678) 610-2528, Fax: (678) 610-2529
  • Jonesboro Tara Inn & Suites, 628 Southside Commercial Pkwy, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236 , Phone: (678) 674-1360, Fax: (678) 674-1361
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Jonesboro, Georgia
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jonesboro, GA
  • 63.0%Utility gas
  • 32.7%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jonesboro, GA
  • 50.1%Electricity
  • 48.2%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Jonesboro compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Jonesboro on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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