Jonesboro, Illinois

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Jonesboro
City
Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.jpg
Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro
Country United States
State Illinois
County Union
Coordinates 37°27′4″N 89°16′7″W / 37.45111°N 89.26861°W / 37.45111; -89.26861Coordinates: 37°27′4″N 89°16′7″W / 37.45111°N 89.26861°W / 37.45111; -89.26861
Area 2.71 sq mi (7 km2)
 - land 2.70 sq mi (7 km2)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 1,853 (2000)
Density 968.0 / sq mi (374 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62952
Area code 618
Location of Jonesboro within Illinois
Location of Jonesboro within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Jonesboro, Illinois

Jonesboro is a city in Union County, Illinois, United States. Located in Southern Illinois, the population was 1,821 at the 2010 census, a decline from 1,853 in 2000. It is the county seat of Union County.[1] The city is known for being tied to its close neighbor Anna, together known as Anna-Jonesboro.

History[edit]

Jonesboro was the location of the third of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, on September 15, 1858. It was named for Doctor Jones, a pioneer settler.[2] Nearby is the Trail of Tears State Forest.[3]

Geography[edit]

Jonesboro is located at 37°27′4″N 89°16′7″W / 37.45111°N 89.26861°W / 37.45111; -89.26861 (37.451126, -89.268566).[4]

According to the 2010 census, Jonesboro has a total area of 2.706 square miles (7.01 km2), of which 2.7 square miles (6.99 km2) (or 99.78%) is land and 0.006 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 0.22%) is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 584
1860 842 44.2%
1870 1,108 31.6%
1880 879 −20.7%
1900 1,130
1910 1,169 3.5%
1920 1,090 −6.8%
1930 1,241 13.9%
1940 1,521 22.6%
1950 1,607 5.7%
1960 1,636 1.8%
1970 1,676 2.4%
1980 1,842 9.9%
1990 1,728 −6.2%
2000 1,853 7.2%
2010 1,821 −1.7%
Est. 2014 1,772 [6] −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,853 people, 740 households, and 489 families residing in the city. The population density was 968.0 people per square mile (374.6/km²). There were 792 housing units at an average density of 413.7 per square mile (160.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.87% White, 0.65% African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.76% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

There were 740 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,441, and the median income for a family was $40,066. Males had a median income of $31,691 versus $24,464 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,372. About 12.5% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 170. 
  3. ^ "Trail of Tears State Forest". enjoyillinois.com. Enjoy Illinois. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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