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Jonesboro is a city in Clayton County, in the Atlanta metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Capt. Samuel G. Jones, railroad surveyor.
The latitude of Jonesboro is 33.521N. The longitude is -84.353W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 919 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,818.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jonesboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clayton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlanta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30238 ZIP code.
5% of Jonesboro residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jonesboro ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jonesboro was $16,178, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Jonesboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Jonesboro include Jonesboro Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Jonesboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $423. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $675.
Libraries in Jonesboro include Clayton County Headquarters Library, Jonesboro Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Jonesboro include Jonesboro News Daily
Clayton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jonesboro political report.
The average commute time for Jonesboro workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Jonesboro include Best Value & Suites Jonesboro, Econo Lodge, GuestHouse Inn, Holiday Inn Jonesboro, Hotel Magnolia, Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, Royal Inn, Scottish Inns Jonesboro, Tara Inn & Suites.
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