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Welcome to Jonesboro ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jonesboro has a population of 5,146 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Jonesboro.

Jonesboro is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Jonesboro lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Jonesboro (for example, toward Ranburne (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Area Codes for Jonesboro: (470)<4>, (678) & (770)

The ZIP codes for Jonesboro: 30236-30238<5>

Websites for Jonesboro ...

Official Website: www.jonesboroga.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jonesboro had an population of 5,146 people. This is an increase of 8.93% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jonesboro had a population of 4,724 people. This makes Jonesboro the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Jonesboro represents 0.05% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 126th most populous community.

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), Arkansas, Florida, 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.

  • Atlanta [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
    • Atlanta [Fulton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Jonesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 512,550 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlanta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlanta<7>
  • South Fulton [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Fulton
    • South Fulton [Fulton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Jonesboro
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Fulton
  • Stonecrest [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecrest
    • Stonecrest [DeKalb County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Jonesboro
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonecrest
  • Peachtree City [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachtree City
    • Peachtree City [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Jonesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,763 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachtree City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peachtree City<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Point [Fulton County]
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      • East Point [Fulton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Jonesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Point<7>
    • Stockbridge [Henry County]
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      • Stockbridge [Henry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Jonesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockbridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockbridge<7>
    • Stockbridge North [Henry County]
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      • Stockbridge North [Henry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Jonesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,904 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockbridge North have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockbridge North
    • McDonough [Henry County]
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      • McDonough [Henry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Jonesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,582 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDonough have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonough
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McDonough<7>
    • Pontevedra [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontevedra
      • Pontevedra [Fulton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Jonesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontevedra have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontevedra
    • Decatur [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [DeKalb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Jonesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,655 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<7>

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 10 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.

Adding Jonesboro to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jonesboro in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jonesboro was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jonesboro on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Jonesboro

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About Clayton County

About Georgia

The official website for Jonesboro: www.jonesboroga.com/

The official website for Clayton County: www.co.clayton.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Clayton, 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>Of the area codes for Jonesboro, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<5>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: 30236, 30237 & 30238.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 JonesboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jonesboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5214, Longitude: -84.3543    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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