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Jonesboro, Arkansas

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The location of Jonesboro

Welcome to Jonesboro ...

The city of Jonesboro is located in Craighead County and is the County Seat for Craighead County.

The location of Jonesboro has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Jonesboro has a population of 75,866 people<2> (see below for details).

Jonesboro is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Jonesboro lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Jonesboro lies within the (870) area code.

The ZIP codes for Jonesboro: 72401-72404<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jonesboro had a population of 67,263 people (which is 69.74% of the total population of Craighead County). This makes Jonesboro the county's most populous community.

The population of Jonesboro represents 2.31% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 67,263 people, the population of Jonesboro increased 21.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 55,515 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Jonesboro had an population of 75,866 people. This is an increase of 12.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.66% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jonesboro.

Communities near Jonesboro ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Bay   [Map]   1,805   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bono   [Map]   2,379   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brookland   [Map]   3,316   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cash   [Map]   351   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Harrisburg   [Map]   2,347   S   18 miles [29 km]
Lake City   [Map]   2,451   E   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Jonesboro.

Communities Also Named Jonesboro ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Jonesboro - they are located in Alabama (3), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jonesboro.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jonesboro. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jonesboro. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jonesboro. Our list includes 22 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Jonesboro:

Websites for Jonesboro ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jonesboro ...

Looking for more information about Jonesboro? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jonesboro, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jonesboro.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Craighead County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jonesboro:

The official website for Craighead County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jonesboro.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jonesboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jonesboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jonesboro or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Jonesboro includes: 72401, 72402, 72403 & 72404.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jonesboro) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jonesboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jonesboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jonesboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8210, Longitude: -90.6792     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jonesboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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