Jonesboro, a small town in Georgia, has a population of slightly less than 5,000. Young adults (15-24) will feel right at home, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just under 36, skews younger than most cities in Georgia. Home ownership is more common than renting in Jonesboro, and 38% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $891 per month, which is $83/month less than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 31 minutes, slower than most cities in Georgia, Jonesboro residents know that it takes some patience getting to work. Many residents (29%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit is not used extensively. Few workers commute on foot.
Compared to the national average, Jonesboro has a large number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (26%). Further, 5% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. Retail is the most common industry in Jonesboro, accounting for 6% of the population. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top profession in the town. Jonesboro workers earn an average annual income of about $52K, about $14,000 less than the Georgia average. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.