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The City of Jonesboro had a population of 1,815 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jonesboro: Jonesborough.

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Jonesboro, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,815
Daytime Population: Workers 363
Daytime Population: Residents 1,048
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,411
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 1,755
Population in Familes 1,431
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density2 672
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $35,158
Average Household Income $51,021
Per Capita Income $20,516


Total Housing Units 823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 512 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $82,550
Average Home Value $100,341


Total Households 736
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 493
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.05% -0.12%
Households -0.11% -0.19%
Families -0.22% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

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, 2017 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 # 533 61st
Population Density # 968 29th
Diversity Index # 610 55th
Median Household Income # 1315 4th
Per Capita Income # 1245 9th

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