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POPULATION
CLIMATE
HOUSEHOLDS BY INCOME
CITY INFORMATION
HOUSING
POPULATION

POPULATION BY RACE & ETHNICITY

Race Jonesboro Craighead County Jonesboro MSA Arkansas United States
TOTAL 79,156 113,642 138,086 3,107,082 333,793,107
White 69.4% 76.7% 78.5% 74.7% 69.4%
Black 22.6% 16.4% 15% 15.5% 13.0%
American Indian 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.9% 1.0%
Asian 1.7% 1.3% 1.1% 1.7% 5.9%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
Some other race 3.5% 3.0% 2.8% 4.3% 7.1%
Two or more races 2.4% 2.2% 2.2% 2.6% 3.6%
Hispanic origin (any race) 6.2% 5.5% 5.2% 8.1% 18.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau to 2010 -2015. 2018 data and 2023 Projection – ESRI Community Analyst

Growth from 2000 – 2020
Jonesboro: 42.6%
Craighead County: 37.7%

POPULATION BY AGE

Age Jonesboro Craighead County Jonesboro MSA Arkansas United States
TOTAL 79,156 113,642 138,086 3,107,082 333,793,107
0-4 7.0% 6.7% 6.6% 6.1% 6.0%
5-9 6.7% 6.6% 6.5% 6.3% 6.1%
10-14 6.3% 6.4% 6.3% 6.3% 6.3%
15-24 16.5% 14.9% 14.2% 12.7% 13.0%
25-34 15.9% 15.2% 14.8% 13.5% 14.0%
35-44 12.7% 12.8% 12.6% 12.2% 12.6%
45-54 10.5% 11.2% 11.5% 12.4% 12.4%
55-64 10.1% 11.1% 11.6% 12.1% 13.0%
65-74 8.2% 8.8% 9.3% 13.0% 9.8%
75-84 4.3% 4.5% 4.7% 5.2% 4.8%
85+ 1.9% 1.8% 1.8% 2.0% 2.0%
Median Age 33.5 35.1 36.2 38.9 38.5

Source: ESRI Community Analyst, March 2021

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
2020 76,789 113,642 138,086
2025 Projection 84,570 121,451 145,804

Source: ESRI Community Analyst, March 2021

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 79,156 113,642 138,086 3,107,082 333,793,107
$0 - $15,000 16.8% 13.0% 13.9% 14.1% 10.3%
$15,000 - $24,999 12.2% 16.0% 16% 12.1% 8.8%
$25,000 - $34,999 11.1% 9.3% 9.6% 11.1% 8.7%
$35,000 - $49,999 13.6% 14.7% 15.6% 15.1% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.2% 17.7% 17.5% 17.6% 17.3%
$75,000 – 99,999 9.9% 13.1% 12.2% 10.8% 12.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 11.0% 10.7% 10.2% 11.5% 15.3%
$150,000 - $199,999 3.7% 2.3% 2.2% 3.9% 6.8%
$200,000 + 4.4% 3.3% 2.8% 3.7% 7.9%
Average Household Income $66,219 $63,547 $60,934 $67,002 $90,054
Median Household Income $44,822 $46,135 $43,994 $46,872 $62,203
Per Capita Income $26,523 $24,748 $23,852 $26,481 $34,136

Source: ESRI Community Analyst, March 2021

CITY INFORMATION

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.

POLICE

City:169 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.

The Craighead County Sheriff's Department has 38 sworn deputies, which includes five bailiffs, two transport officers, three school resource officers, one full-time DARE officer, and the Criminal Investigation Division. The Sheriff's Office also employs six administrative assistants and a total of 76 Detention Center staff. 

FORM OF GOVERNMENT

City: Mayor / Council
County: Judge / Quorum Court

FIRE

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

HAZARDOUS WASTE LANDFILLS

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

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

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 March 2021
NEW Homes   EXISTING HOMES  
0 - $100,000 0 0 - $100,000 124
$100,001 to $200, 000 22 $100,001 to $200, 000 93
$200,001 to $250,000 7 $200,001 to $250,000 26
$250,001 to $300,000 4 $250,001 to $300,000 20
$300,001 & Above 13 $300,001 & Above 83
Total 46 Total 392
Total 438
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