Jonesboro, IL Population

Population: 1,853. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,843 (-0.5% change)
Males: 877 (47.3%), Females: 976 (52.7%)

Union County

Zip code: 62952

Median resident age: 39.6 years
Median household income: $30,441
Median house value: $54,400

Races in Jonesboro:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (17.5%), United States (11.2%), Irish (10.0%), English (9.5%), French (4.0%), Dutch (1.8%).

Elevation: 568 feet

Land area: 1.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Jonesboro

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jonesboro city

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +34 (+1.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Jonesboro:

  • CHOATE MENTAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT CTR (about 4 miles; ANNA, IL)
  • UNION COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; ANNA, IL)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; CARBONDALE, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jonesboro:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 22 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; Abbreviation: MDH)
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL (about 27 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Abbreviation: CGI)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 28 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Jonesboro:

  • CAIRO RGNL (about 28 miles; CAIRO, IL; Abbreviation: CIR)
  • PINCKNEYVILLE-DU QUOIN (about 36 miles; PINCKNEYVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: PJY)
  • METROPOLIS MUNI (about 41 miles; METROPOLIS, IL; Abbreviation: M30)
Amtrak station near Jonesboro:

  • 20 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jonesboro:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 19 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 26 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 88 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 89 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 89 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 100 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
Public primary/middle school in Jonesboro:

  • JONESBORO ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 454; Location: 309 COOK AVE; Grades: PK – 08)

Libraries

Library in Jonesboro:

  • JONESBORO P.L. (Operating income: $16,319; Location: 412 S MAIN; 5,996 books; 45 audio materials; 253 video materials; 20 serial subscriptions)

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