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The City of Jonesboro had a population of 1,897 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Jonesboro is located at latitude 37.4509 and longitude -89.2671 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jonesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 564 feet.

The City of Jonesboro (GNIS ID: 2395480) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Jonesboro is located within Jonesboro District 1 Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jonesboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jonesboro: Jonesborough.

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Jonesboro, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,897
Population in Households 1,838
Population in Familes 1,500
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 703
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 764
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 513
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 844 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 534 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $81,340
Average Home Value $97,472


Median Household Income $31,927
Average Household Income $46,850
Per Capita Income $18,750
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.3%
Households 0.47% 0.23%
Families 0.38% 0.12%
Median Household Income   0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jonesboro, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jonesboro to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 524 62nd
Population Density1 # 951 31st
Diversity Index2 # 617 55th
Median Household Income # 1328 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1287 6th

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