Jonesboro is a city in Grant County, Indiana, United States, located along the Mississinewa River opposite Gas City. The population was 1,756 at the 2010 census.
Jonesboro was established in 1837 by Obadiah Jones, and named for him.
Jonesboro is mentioned in season 1, episode 4 (Chapter 4: The Body) of the Netflix original show, Stranger Things, which is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, IN.
Jonesboro is located at 40°28′46″N 85°37′47″W (40.479340, -85.629847).
According to the 2010 census, Jonesboro has a total area of 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,756 people, 684 households, and 486 families living in the city. The population density was 1,973.0 inhabitants per square mile (761.8/km2). There were 770 housing units at an average density of 865.2 per square mile (334.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
There were 684 households, of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.94.