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Jonesborough, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Jonesborough had a population of 5,170 as of July 1, 2017. Jonesborough ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jonesborough is located at latitude 36.2958 and longitude -82.4766 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Jonesborough (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,693 feet.

The Town of Jonesborough (GNIS ID: 2405919) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Jonesborough is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jonesborough population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jonesborough: Jonesboro.

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Jonesborough, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,170
Daytime Population: Workers 2,987
Daytime Population: Residents 2,767
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,754
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 4,997
Population in Familes 4,134
Population in Group Qrtrs 173
Population Density2 1,004
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $49,192
Average Household Income $81,225
Per Capita Income $34,530


Total Housing Units 2,435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,609 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 580 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 246 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $201,451
Average Home Value $275,326


Total Households 2,189
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,506
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% 0.74%
Households 0.58% 0.77%
Families 2.13% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Jonesborough, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jonesborough to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 106 75th
Population Density # 74 83rd
Diversity Index # 203 53rd
Median Household Income # 114 74th
Per Capita Income # 21 95th

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