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Welcome to Jonesboro ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Jonesboro has a population of 75,866 people<1> (see below for details).

Jonesboro is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Jonesboro: (870)

The ZIP codes for Jonesboro: 72401-72404<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jonesboro had a population of 67,263 people (or 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 (which had 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 ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Jonesboro and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jonesboro. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Jonesboro. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Jonesboro. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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 that we are using 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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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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