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Welcome to Jonesboro ...

The city of Jonesboro is located in Craighead County<1> and is the County Seat for Craighead County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jonesboro has a population of 78,394 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 is within the boundaries of the (870) area code.

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

Websites for Jonesboro ...

Official Website:   www.jonesboro.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.jonesborochamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jonesboro had an population of 78,394 people. This is an increase of 16.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.21% since the 2000 Census).

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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Jonesboro ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jonesboro.

  • Paragould [Greene County]
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    • Paragould [Greene County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Jonesboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,986 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paragould have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paragould
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paragould<7>
  • Trumann [Poinsett County]
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    • Trumann [Poinsett County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Jonesboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,969 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trumann have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trumann
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trumann<7>
  • Brookland [Craighead County]
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    • Brookland [Craighead County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Jonesboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,674 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookland<7>
  • Lake City [Craighead County]
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    • Lake City [Craighead County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Jonesboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,650 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bono [Craighead County]
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      • Bono [Craighead County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Jonesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,484 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bono have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bono
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bono<7>
    • Harrisburg [Poinsett County]
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      • Harrisburg [Poinsett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Jonesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<7>
    • Bay [Craighead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay
      • Bay [Craighead County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Jonesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,821 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay<7>
    • Monette [Craighead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monette
      • Monette [Craighead County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Jonesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monette<7>
    • Weiner [Poinsett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weiner
      • Weiner [Poinsett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Jonesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 674 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weiner have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weiner
    • Cash [Craighead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
      • Cash [Craighead County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Jonesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 360 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jonesboro. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jonesboro.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jonesboro.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jonesboro. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jonesboro.

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 ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Craighead County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jonesboro: www.jonesboro.org/

The official website for Craighead County: www.craigheadcounty.org/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Craighead, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jonesboro.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jonesboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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.
<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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: 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: 35.8212, Longitude: -90.6779    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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