Texarkana, Texas

Texarkana, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = City of Texarkana
settlement_type = City
nickname =
motto = "Twice as Nice"

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image_caption = Water tower in Texarkana, Texas


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map_caption = Location of Texarkana, Texas

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Bowie
government_footnotes =
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Steve Mayo
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leader_name1 =
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established_date =
unit_pref = Imperial
area_footnotes =
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 66.6
area_land_km2 = 66.4
area_water_km2 = 0.3
area_total_sq_mi = 25.7
area_land_sq_mi = 25.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 36,054
population_density_km2 = 524.1
population_density_sq_mi = 1357.3
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 91
elevation_ft = 299
latd = 33 |latm = 26 |lats = 14 |latNS = N
longd = 94 |longm = 4 |longs = 3 |longEW = W
postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 75500-75599
area_code = 903
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-72368GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1369752GR|3
website = http://www.txkusa.org/
footnotes =

Texarkana is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States. It effectively functions as one half of a city which crosses a state line — the other half, the city of Texarkana, Arkansas, lies on the other side of State Line Avenue. The population of the city is 34,782 at the 2000 census. Texarkana, Texas, has a current population of 36,054.


Texarkana, Texas, is located at coor dms|33|26|14|N|94|4|3|W|city (33.437170, -94.067394).GR|1 It is in the Central time zone.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.7 square miles (66.6 km²), of which, 25.6 square miles (66.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.39%) is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 34,782 people, 13,569 households, and 8,941 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,357.3 people per square mile (524.0/km²). There were 15,105 housing units at an average density of 589.4/sq mi (227.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.18% White, 37.05% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.43% from other races and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.91% of the population.

There were 13,569 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 19.3% have a female householder with no husband present and 34.1% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,727, and the median income for a family was $38,505. Males had a median income of $34,155 versus $21,143 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,815. About 19.4% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.


Much of Texarkana, Texas, is under the jurisdiction of the Texarkana Independent School District, but also the Liberty-Eylau Independent and Pleasant Grove Independent School Districts. Texarkana is also home to Texarkana College, a local community college, as well as a branch of Texas A&M: Texas A&M University–Texarkana.

Notable residents

*Miller Barber, golfer
*Willie Buchanon, football player
*Scott Joplin, musician and composer
*Ryan Mallett, football player for the University of Arkansas
*Eddie Mathews, baseball player
*Craig Monroe, baseball player
*Ross Perot, businessman and politician
*Charles B. Pierce, movie producer
*James Theodore Richmond, writer and conservationist
*Bill Rogers, golfer
*Rod Smith, football player for the Denver Broncos
*Marshall Terrill, best-selling author on Steve McQueen, Pete Maravich and Elvis Presley
*Jeremiah Trotter, football player
*Nathan Vasher, football player for the Chicago Bears
*Otis Williams, musician, founding member of The Temptations


External links

* [http://www.ci.texarkana.tx.us/ City portal]
* [http://www.texarkana.org/ Texarkana Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.txkusa.org/ City of Texarkana, USA]
* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/TT/hdt2.html Handbook of Texas Online: Texarkana, Texas]
* [http://www.ratetexarkana.com/ Texarkana Business Reviews]
* [http://www.texarkanagazette.com/ Texarkana Gazette]

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