Population Trends

Year

Jonesboro

Craighead County

Jonesboro MSA

1970

27,026

52,068

NA

1980

31,530

63,239

NA

1990

46,535

68,956

NA

2000

55,515

82,148

NA

2010

67,263

96,443

121,026

2015 Est.

73,907

104,354

128,394

2020 Projection

82,138

118,248

143,188

Source: U.S. Census Bureau to 2010 -2015 Estimate 2021 Projection – ESRI Community Analyst

Growth from 2000 – 2015
Jonesboro: 33.1%
Craighead County: 27.0%

Population by Age

Age

Jonesboro

Craighead County

Jonesboro MSA

Arkansas

United States

TOTAL

75,478

108,465

133,189

3,050,229

323,580,626

0-4

7.2%

7.0%

6.8%

6.4%

6.2%

5-9

6.7%

6.8%

6.6%

6.4%

6.3%

10-14

6.5%

6.6%

6.5%

6.5%

6.5%

15-19

7.7%

7.3%

7.0%

6.4%

6.6%

20-24

9.4%

8.3%

7.9%

6.9%

7.1%

25-34

16.1%

15.3%

14.7%

13.3%

13.6%

35-44

12.1%

12.4%

12.3%

12.3%

12.6%

45-54

10.9%

11.6%

12.0%

12.7%

13.3%

55-64

10.0%

10.9%

11.5%

12.8%

12.8%

65-74

7.6%

8.2%

8.7%

9.6%

8.8%

75-84

4.0%

4.0%

4.2%

4.8%

4.3%

85+

1.8%

1.7%

1.7%

1.9%

1.9%

Median Age

32.6

34.2

35.3

38.3

38.0

Source: ESRI Community Analyst, January 2017

Population by Race & Ethnicity

Race

Jonesboro

Craighead County

Jonesboro MSA

Arkansas

United States

TOTAL

75,478

108,465

133,189

3,050,229

323,580,626

White

72.3%

79.0%

80.7%

75.6%

70.5%

Black

20.3%

14.7%

13.5%

15.4%

12.8%

American Indian

0.4%

0.4%

0.4%

0.8%

1.0%

Asian

1.6%

1.1%

1.0%

1.5%

5.5%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

0.0%

0.0%

0.3%

0.2%

Some other race

3.2%

2.7%

2.5%

4.0%

6.8%

Two or more races

2.2%

2.0%

2.0%

2.4%

3.3%

           

Hispanic origin (any race)

5.6%

4.9%

4.5%

7.5%

17.9%

Source: ESRI Community Analyst, January 2017

Climate

Climate Category

Jonesboro Data

July Average Temperature

89.8° (Daily Maximum), 69.2° (Daily Minimum)

January Average Temperature

48.3° (Daily Maximum), 30.5° (Daily Minimum)

Annual Average Precipitation

48.10 Inches

Annual Average Snowfall

2.3 Inches

Annual Daily Maximum Temperature

70.1°

Annual Daily Minimum Temperature

49.8°

Annual Mean Average Temperature

60.0°

Elevation

262

Source:  U.S. Climate Normals 1981-2010, NOAA, National Centers for Environmental Information. January 2017

Households by Income

Income Level

Jonesboro

Craighead County

Jonesboro MSA

Arkansas

United States

TOTAL Population

75,478

108,465

133,189

3,050,229

323,580,626

$0 - $15,000

18.4%

17.2%

18.6%

16.6%

12.5%

$15,000 - $24,999

12.8%

12.8%

13.2%

13.4%

10.1%

$25,000 - $34,999

12.1%

12.2%

12.2%

12.2%

10.1%

$35,000 - $49,999

13.6%

14.3%

14.6%

15.8%

13.3%

$50,000 - $74,999

15.5%

17.1%

17.3%

17.6%

17.7%

$75,000 – 99,999

10.2%

10.9%

10.3%

10.5%

12.3%

$100,000 - $149,999

10.4%

9.5%

8.7%

8.9%

13.4%

$150,000 - $199,999

3.4%

2.8%

2.5%

2.8%

5.3%

$200,000 +

3.7%

3.1%

2.6%

2.3%

5.4%

Average Household Income

$62,706

$61,005

$57,686

$58,144

$77,008

Median Household Income

$41,173

$41,958

$39,971

$41,132

$54,149

Per Capita Income

$25,196

$24,260

$23,018

$23,251

$29,472

Source: ESRI Community Analyst, January 2017

Form of Government

City: Mayor / Council
County: Judge / Quorum Court

Police

City: 160 Officers
County: 35 Deputies

The Jonesboro Police Department is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). With this accomplishment, the Jonesboro department is among only 392 Municipal Law Enforcement agencies in the United States with this accreditation.  The Jonesboro Police Department is one of only three municipal police departments in Arkansas to achieve this honor.

Fire

City: 115 Firefighters
Equipment: 20 Units
Fire Insurance Class Rating: Class 1 ISO fire insurance rating

Solid Waste Landfill

Craighead County Solid Waste Disposal Authority / Legacy Landfill
Classification: 
Class 1
Life Expectancy: 100+ years
870-972-6353

Residents of the City of Jonesboro do not have to pay for disposal unless they have construction material or tires if they bring more than four (4) passenger tires per month.  A half-cent sales tax collected by the City pays for residential sanitation service.

The landfill provides for the disposal of non-hazardous solid waste; waste tire collection and electronic waste recycling.  Metal, plastic, cardboard, books, magazines, glass, and other recycling are provided through private recyclers.

For more information please visit the Landfill's website at www.legacylandfill.org.

Hazardous Waste Landfills

Hazardous Waste Landfills

Chemical Waste Management (WM Solutions)
36964 Hwy. 17 North
Emelle, Alabama  35459
800.963.4776

Chemical Waste Management offers the following industrial and hazardous waste services:

  • Direct Landfill
  • Microencapsulation
  • Macroencapsulation
  • Stabilization
  • PCB Disposal
  • Drum Management Services
  • Mercury Storage
  • Transportation Specialists
  • Excellence in Customer Service

Normal waste is accepted on a case by case basis.  The facility has rail capabilities with a spur located 17 miles from the active facility.  For more information visit the website at www.wmsolutions.com.

Hazardous Waste Incinerator
Clean Harbors El Dorado, LLC
309 American Circle; El Dorado, AR  71730
870-863-7173
For more information visit the website at www.cleanharbors.com.

Source:
City of Jonesboro and Craighead County, January 2017

Craighead County Solid Waste Disposal Authority, Legacy Landfill, January 2017

Chemical Waste Management Solutions website, January 2017

Housing

Availability of Homes

 

Price Range

December 2016

NEW Homes

 

0 - $100,000

1

$100,001 to $200, 000

85

$200,001 to $250,000

4

$250,001 to $300,000

9

$300,001 & Above

21

Total

120

EXISTING HOMES

 

0 - $100,000

259

$100,001 to $200, 000

225

$200,001 to $250,000

61

$250,001 to $300,000

37

$300,001 & Above

129

Total

711

Total

831