Jonesboro has the 360th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Jonesboro area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Jonesboro has the 323rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Jonesboro is below average at $36,090, and the median cost of a home in Jonesboro is $140,400, which is below the national average. 29% of workers in Jonesboro hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Jonesboro. 84% of Jonesboro workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Jonesboro spend an average of 16 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.