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Overview
Population:54,654
Pop. Change:13%
State: Arkansas
Metro Area: Jonesboro Metro Area
County: Craighead County
City: Jonesboro
Zip Code:Jonesboro (zip 72401)
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Jonesboro's Real Estate Market
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Jonesboro Metro Area

Profile: Small town/College town

Location: Northeast Arkansas, about 50 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee

Elevation: 333

Time zone: Central Standard Time

PROCON
Cost of livingHot, humid summers
Future job growthLow educational attainment
HealthcareRecreation

Jonesboro, home to Arkansas State University, is a fairly nondescript town with a few college-town amenities and a large agricultural and agricultural processing base. Crops grown nearby include cotton and rice in addition to standards like corn and soybeans. “A State” is the state “ag” school bringing in 16,500 students and a modern college town presence superimposed on this rather typical Southern small town. But for a college town, Jonesboro has a low level of educational attainment. As in nearby places, Jonesboro features a low cost of living (with a COL Index of 81) and better-than-average healthcare facilities designed to serve the much larger northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri regions. Arts and culture and recreational amenities are limited except for those associated with the school, but there is a new regional shopping mall and the drive to nearby Memphis fills the gap.

Jonesboro is located in a level area of gently rolling, mostly agricultural land. Climate is mostly continental with a strong subtropical influence from the Gulf of Mexico in summer. Summers are hot and sticky. Winters are mild with occasional cold snaps. Jonesboro gets more snow (8 inches) than any other metropolitan area in Arkansas. First freeze is late October, last is April 1.

Interesting Facts about Jonesboro (zip 72401), Arkansas

As of 2014, Jonesboro (zip 72401)'s population is 54,654 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 13.22 percent.

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The median home cost in Jonesboro (zip 72401) is $119,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.20 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Jonesboro (zip 72401)'s cost of living is 15.10% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Jonesboro (zip 72401) public schools spend $10,875 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 10.9 students per teacher in Jonesboro (zip 72401).

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The unemployment rate in Jonesboro (zip 72401) is 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Jonesboro (zip 72401) jobs have Increased by 1.53 percent.


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Ranked #257 2005 Best Places to Live
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Map Of Jonesboro

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Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Jonesboro (zip 72401)'s Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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