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Population in 2012: 1,797 (85% urban, 15% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.0%
 

Males: 831  (46.3%)
Females: 966  (53.7%)

Median resident age:  39.7 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62952.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,208 (it was $30,441 in 2000)
Jonesboro:

$33,208
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,551

Jonesboro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,018 (it was $49,600 in 2000)
Jonesboro:

$75,018
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $76,117; Detached houses: $83,327; Townhouses or other attached units: $50,081; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $100,162; Mobile homes: $34,487

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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  • White alone - 1,726 (94.8%)
  • Hispanic - 46 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 28 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 10 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.05%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jonesboro: 76.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.0%), Irish (15.9%), United States (10.8%), English (10.3%), French (2.4%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/09/1873

Elevation: 568 feet

Land area: 1.91 square miles.

Population density: 939 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Jonesboro:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jonesboro city:

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

16 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Jonesboro, Illinois as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Jonesboro to the number of sex offenders is 225 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,277 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $876 (1.1%)

Jonesboro satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (97.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (315.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Anna, IL (1.2 miles ), Cobden, IL (2.4 miles ), Mill Creek, IL (2.8 miles) , Dongola, IL (2.9 miles ), Alto Pass, IL (2.9 miles ), Makanda, IL (3.4 miles ), McClure, IL (3.6 miles ), Ullin, IL (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $116,300
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $116,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $116,300
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $116,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.45 N, Longitude: 89.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Jonesboro household income distribution Jonesboro home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Jonesboro by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 0000002000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0108.50.00.00.0
Rapes 0111000210
per 100,000 0.054.054.054.40.00.00.0108.654.60.0
Robberies 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0011000000
per 100,000 0.00.054.054.40.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 1011000020
per 100,000 54.00.054.054.40.00.00.00.0109.20.0
Thefts 0211132201
per 100,000 0.0107.954.054.454.4163.1108.5108.60.055.0
Auto thefts 0000110000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.054.454.40.00.00.00.0
Arson 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 313.1) 3.949.462.462.96.811.3230.494.953.42.3

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
Illinois average:

2.78

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.9%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +34 (+1.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Jonesboro: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Jonesboro-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 168% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Jonesboro city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 tornado 20.8 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jonesboro-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 24.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.6 miles away from Jonesboro center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 7.4 miles away from Jonesboro center
On 6/6/2003 at 12:29:34, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 43.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Jonesboro:

  • LINCOLN SQUARE (Hospital, 202 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • ORCHARD COURT (Hospital, 1430 STATE ROUTE 127 SOUTH)
  • PEACHTREE ESTATES (Hospital, 1370 STATE ROUTE 127 SOUTH)
  • JONESBORO REHABILITATION AND HCC (Nursing Home, ROUTE 127, PO BOX B)

Political contributions by individuals in Jonesboro, IL

Amtrak station near Jonesboro:

  • 20 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jonesboro:

  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 17 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,475)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 19 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 16,261)
  • John A Logan College (about 23 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,443)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 44 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 2,353)
  • Mineral Area College (about 74 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Murray State University (about 76 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 7,472)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 78 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 2,425)

Public elementary/middle school in Jonesboro:

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Library in Jonesboro:

  • JONESBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,990; Location: 412 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 7,162 books; 105 audio materials; 359 video materials; 15 state licensed databases; 1 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Jonesboro: Jonesboro City Hall (A), Jonesboro Public Library (B), Union County Courthouse (C), Union County Ambulance Service (D), Jonesboro Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Jonesboro: First Baptist Church of Jonesboro (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Jonesboro: Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Union County - Court Reporter (311 West Market Street).

 
Union 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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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.2. This is significantly better than average.
City:

15.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 11.8. This is about average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.8
U.S.:

11.6
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

16.4
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jonesboro that have no violations reported:

  • ANNA-JONESBORO WATER COMMISSION (Population served: 68, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.2%
(25.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 2.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Jonesboro, IL

41 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Jonesboro in 2000:

  • 56 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Jonesboro compared to Illinois state average:

Jonesboro, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Jonesboro (2011 data):

  • The Anna -Jonesboro National Bank: Jonesboro Branch at 1002 Public Square, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2007/05/30: Bank assets: $231.7 mil, Deposits: $200.3 mil, headquarters in Anna, IL, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Union County Bancshares, Inc.

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 (60%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.11%
Here68.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents64.3%11.3%7.5%2.9%2.9%
Congregations44.0%4.0%8.0%2.0%10.0%
NameEvangelical Presbyterian ChurchChurch of the NazareneChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.0%2.0%1.4%1.2%4.5%
Congregations2.0%2.0%4.0%4.0%20.0%
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: 4
Union County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Union County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Union County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

27.6%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.8%
State:

14.5%

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 0$0 1$204
Other Government Administration 1$2,449$29,3889$2,097
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,389$32,3343$1,118
Firefighters 0$0 17$664
Streets and Highways 1$3,421$41,0520$0
Sewerage 1$2,365$28,3800$0
Water Supply 4$8,283$24,8490$0
Gas Supply 2$5,210$31,2600$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$576
Other and Unallocable 1$1,891$22,6922$821
Totals for Government 12$29,008$29,00833$5,480

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $621,000 ($345.58)
    Water Utilities: $290,000 ($161.38)
    Regular Highways: $221,000 ($122.98)
    Police Protection: $138,000 ($76.79)
    Financial Administration: $67,000 ($37.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($31.16)
    General - Other: $56,000 ($31.16)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($10.02)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($6.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $3,000 ($1.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $342,000 ($190.32)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($3.34)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $94,000 ($52.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $61,000 ($33.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $27,000 ($15.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($5.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $49,000 ($27.27)
    General Revenue, NEC: $25,000 ($13.91)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $506,000 ($281.58)
    Water Utilities: $325,000 ($180.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $240,000 ($133.56)
    Highways: $51,000 ($28.38)
    All Other: $2,000 ($1.11)
  • Tax - Property: $58,000 ($32.28)
    NEC: $12,000 ($6.68)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $101,000 ($56.20)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $89,000 ($49.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($6.68)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,061,000 ($590.43)

5.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,725 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jackson County, IL  0.77% ($37,520 average AGI)
from Williamson County, IL  0.44% ($24,586)
from Johnson County, IL  0.26% ($34,471)


5.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,834 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jackson County, IL  0.95% ($25,210 average AGI)
to Williamson County, IL  0.60% ($31,282)
to Johnson County, IL  0.34% ($18,091)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jonesboro:

  • WIBH (1440 AM; 1 kW; ANNA, IL; Owner: WIBH, INC.)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCIL (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jonesboro:

  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGKS (93.9 FM; SCOTT CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KWKZ (106.1 FM; CHARLESTON, MO; Owner: ANDERSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)

TV broadcast stations around Jonesboro:

  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • K47FB (Channel 47; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HT (Channel 69; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65GP (Channel 65; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W10AH (Channel 10; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)

Jonesboro fatal accident list:

Aug 10, 2002 00:20 AM, Sr-127, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 20, 1997 07:35 AM, 146, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 3, 1987 01:40 PM, Heacock, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 22, 1987 02:00 AM, 146, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 27, 1985 08:00 PM, 146, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Jonesboro)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 100 Public Square (Lat: 37.451722 Lon: -89.268694), Call Sign: KRU977, Licensee ID: L00023496
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.5200 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2004, Expiration Date: 10/26/2014
    Registrant: City Of Jonesboro
  • Trail Of Tears State Forest, Maintenance Shop (Lat: 37.486111 Lon: -89.358472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WNCQ253
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.420 MHz, 159.375 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 151.445 MHz, 151.280 MHz, 151.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/08/2005, Expiration Date: 05/07/2015
    Registrant: Il State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:
  • 311 W Market St (Lat: 37.452556 Lon: -89.271472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WPMD528
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/28/2013, Expiration Date: 06/10/2023, Certifier: Oscar Sanders
    Registrant: Roy Walker Communications Inc, 441 Church Camp Rd, Makanda, IL 62958, Fax: (618) 457-4985

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WARE, 8210 State Rt 146 West (Lat: 37.450250 Lon: -89.377306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.7 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQJR975
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 12/09/2018, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Jonesboro)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: BEECH A23 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 114 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-346 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1492L , Serial Number: M-892, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 01/17/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Joshua M Lofton, Po Box 435, Jonesboro, IL 62952
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3226W , Serial Number: 32-34, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, Po Box 435, Jonesboro, IL 62952
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5681W , Serial Number: 28-936, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 12/14/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Joshua M Lofton, 550 N Main St, Jonesboro, IL 62952
  • Aircraft: WITTE EARL L BANDIT (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81EW , Serial Number: 081140, Year manufactured: 1985, Airworthiness Date: 10/01/1992
    Registrant (Individual): James D Laurentius, 303 S Orange St, Jonesboro, IL 62952


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5


Most common first names in Jonesboro, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4174.4 years
James3670.2 years
Mary3477.7 years
John3275.8 years
Charles3075.6 years
Robert2273.3 years
George2174.8 years
Helen1977.9 years
Ruth1778.9 years
Bertha1483.3 years
Most common last names in Jonesboro, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown2673.2 years
Smith2575.1 years
Miller1982.8 years
Dillow1881.1 years
Lingle1579.8 years
Kelley1481.1 years
Spurlock1370.3 years
Turner1271.7 years
Wright1177.0 years
Davis1161.8 years

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