Jonesboro, GA 

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+17.3% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

92.3 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

6.4 / 6.9

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Jonesboro, GA

Living in Jonesboro, GA is an enjoyable experience. With a population of around 5,000 people, Jonesboro offers a small town atmosphere with plenty of charm and close-knit community. The downtown area boasts numerous unique shops and restaurants as well as a variety of recreational activities. The cost of living is affordable and the city has easy access to major highways for commuting to more densely populated areas such as Atlanta and Macon. While there isn’t much nightlife in Jonesboro, the city does offer frequent opportunities for outdoor recreation including parks, camping, fishing, and hunting. Overall, Jonesboro is an ideal place to live if you want a rural lifestyle in the heart of Georgia's countryside. Regional center - North-central Georgia at the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains.
Zip Codes: 30236
Cost of Living: -7.7% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1034 ft above sea level
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What Bert Has To Say About Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta Metro Area

The large, energetic and cosmopolitan Atlanta is a booming regional center for the growing and increasingly prosperous American South. Originally Atlanta was founded as a transportation crossroads, as railroads converged on its end-of-mountains location and radiated in all directions. Today’s Atlanta still plays that role, both for ground and air transport, as it originates more flights than any city except Chicago. But more generally, Atlanta has boomed, first as home to such giants as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines, and more recently as a vital regional and headquarters business center for large corporations. Home offices for Home Depot, UPS, CNN and Bellsouth are in the area, and almost any company you can think of has an operation here, and some are quite large.


The unemployment rate in Jonesboro is 6.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Jonesboro jobs have increased by 2.9%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Jonesboro's cost of living is 7.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Jonesboro's Cost of Living

May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Jonesboro, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Clayton county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 84.9% to 14.1%. More Voting Stats

Jonesboro's population is 4,492 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 37.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 28.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Jonesboro is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 19.9%.

Jonesboro public schools spend $9,525 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.9 students per teacher in Jonesboro. More Education

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Housing Market in Jonesboro

It's a good time to buy in Jonesboro. Home Appreciation is up 19.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Jonesboro is .

Reviews for Jonesboro   4 Reviews
Jonesboro - 12/1/2012
I moved to Jonesboro from Plantation, Florida. Jonesboro is like any other town within a big city. The area that I came from in Florida is ft. lauderdale. There were... Read More

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Spent 8 years in Jonesboro - 9/14/2009
Jonesboro has changed a lot in the past 8 years. It's the type of place you might raise kids if you just left a city like Oakland or Detroit. The food scene is... Read More

The town is changing but Marvin apparently has a g - 6/17/2008
The crime rate has increased here, but it has everywhere in the Atlanta metro area. Marvin has put his comments in every section. He has... Read More

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