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Welcome to Jonesboro ...

The town of Jonesboro is located in Jackson Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Jackson Parish.

The location of Jonesboro has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jonesboro has a population of 4,469 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Jonesboro is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Jonesboro is within the boundaries of the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Jonesboro: 71251<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jonesboro had an population of 4,469 people. This is a decrease of 5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jonesboro had a population of 4,704 people (or 28.91% of the total population of Jackson Parish). This makes Jonesboro the parish's most populous community.

The population of Jonesboro represents 0.1% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 68th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,704 people, the population of Jonesboro increased 20.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,914 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), Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, 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.

  • Chatham [Jackson Parish]
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    • Chatham [Jackson Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Jonesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 551 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatham<7>
  • Goldonna [Natchitoches Parish]
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    • Goldonna [Natchitoches Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Jonesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldonna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldonna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldonna<7>
  • Dodson [Winn Parish]
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    • Dodson [Winn Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Jonesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodson<7>
  • Saline [Bienville Parish]
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    • Saline [Bienville Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Jonesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saline
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saline<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lucky [Bienville Parish]
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      • Lucky [Bienville Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Jonesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucky have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucky
    • Calvin [Winn Parish]
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      • Calvin [Winn Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Jonesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calvin<7>
    • Bienville [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bienville
      • Bienville [Bienville Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Jonesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bienville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bienville<7>
    • Quitman [Jackson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman [Jackson Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Jonesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<7>
    • Eros [Jackson Parish]
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      • Eros [Jackson Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Jonesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eros have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eros
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eros<7>
    • Sikes [Winn Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sikes
      • Sikes [Winn Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Jonesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sikes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sikes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sikes<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. 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 on a map titled Map of Louisiana (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Jonesboro on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Louisiana (1956).

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

The Communities of Louisiana

About Jackson Parish

About Louisiana

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jonesboro. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jonesboro.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jonesboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 town (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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 JonesboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jonesboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2348, Longitude: -92.7098       In this case, the coordinates for Jonesboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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