Jonesborough, TN

Jonesborough profile

Living in Jonesborough

Jonesborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 5,611 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Jonesborough is the 120th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some towns, Jonesborough isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jonesborough are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jonesborough is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jonesborough who work in management occupations (15.08%), sales jobs (12.81%), and office and administrative support (10.06%).

Of important note, Jonesborough is also a town of artists. Jonesborough has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Jonesborough’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.76% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

As is often the case in a small town, Jonesborough doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Jonesborough is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.86% of adults in Jonesborough have a college degree.

The per capita income in Jonesborough in 2018 was $29,617, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,468 for a family of four. However, Jonesborough contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Jonesborough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jonesborough residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jonesborough include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Jonesborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Korean.