Jonesboro Craighead County, Arkansas

Jonesboro: County seat city in Craighead County, Arkansas, USA

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Jonesboro is a city located in the county of Craighead in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population at the 2010 census was 67,263. After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 78,394 inhabitants.

The city was created 162 years ago in 1859.


Jonesboro is located at 35°50'32"N 90°42'15"W (35.8423000, -90.7042800).

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Jonesboro forecast: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 20%. more

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Jonesboro Quick Facts

Population : 78,394 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Arkansas (United States)
County : Craighead County
Postal code : 72401–72404
Phone Area Codes : 870
Water as percent of area : 0.72%
Land as percent of area : 99.28%
Altitude : 259 feet / 79 meters
Capital city : Jonesboro is capital of Craighead County
Establishment : February 02, 1859 (162 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 15:51:17 (2nd August 2021)
Population growth : 14.2% (2010-2019)
Weather : 86℉ Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather


The population of Jonesboro increased by 14.2% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 67,263 - census
2011 68,998 2.51% estimation process
2012 70,440 2.05% estimation process
2013 71,604 1.63% estimation process
2014 72,303 0.97% estimation process
2015 73,763 1.98% estimation process
2016 74,797 1.38% estimation process
2017 75,938 1.5% estimation process
2018 77,234 1.68% estimation process
2019 78,394 1.48% estimation process

Jonesboro zip code is 72401. County name: Craighead, County fips: 05031

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People born in Jonesboro (39)

People born in Jonesboro, including lawyer, politician, and author John Grisham, actor Wes Bentley, musician Bobby Lee Trammell, you can see a list of people who born in Jonesboro.


College & universities near Jonesboro

Code Name City ZIP
106458 Arkansas State University-Main Campus Jonesboro (AR) 72401
489830 Arthur's Beauty College-Jonesboro Jonesboro (AR) 72401
106810 Crowley's Ridge College Paragould (AR) 72450
107877 Williams Baptist University Walnut Ridge (AR) 72476
106625 Black River Technical College Pocahontas (AR) 72455

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Jonesboro

Code Name Address Type
WNR Walnut Ridge 109 Southwest Front Street RAIL
MEM Central Station Central Station RAIL
PBF Poplar Bluff 400 South Main St. RAIL

Other places with the same name (5)

Other cities in Craighead County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Craighead County , AR.

City Name Population Title
City of Jonesboro 70,187 County seat city in Craighead County, Arkansas, USA
Brookland 3,674 City in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States of America
Lake City 2,650 City in Arkansas, USA
Bono 2,484 City in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States
Bay 1,821 City in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States
Monette 1,595 City in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States
Caraway 1,282 City in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States of America
Cash 360 City in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States
Lake View 358 City of Arkansas, USA
Black Oak 264 Town in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States
Fisher 213 Human settlement in Poinsett County, Arkansas, United States of America
Egypt 109 Town in Arkansas

Distance to Other Cities

Jonesboro distances to largest Arkansas cities

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