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Texarkana is a city in
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
The city, along with its Arkansas counterpart,
forms the core of the Texarkana, Texas–Texarkana, Arkansas
Metropolitan Statistical Area,
encompassing all of Bowie County, Texas and
Miller County, Arkansas.
Texarkana is the headquarters of the
American Baptist Association, whose
Missionary Baptist churches are
most numerous in Texas, Arkansas,
Texarkana, Texas, is located at the junction
of Interstate 30 and US highways 59, 67, 71, and 82 in extreme
northeast Texas on the Texas-Arkansas border,
/ 33.43722; -94.0675
It is in the Central
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the
city has a total area of 25.7 square miles (67 km2), of
which, 25.6 square miles (66 km2) of it is land and 0.1
square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.39%) is water.
- The warmest month is July.
- The highest recorded temperature was
117°F (47°C) in 1936.
- On average, the coolest month is January.
- The lowest recorded temperature was -6°F
(-21°C) in 1989.
- The most precipitation on average occurs
As of the
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 per square mile (227.5/km²). The
racial makeup of the city was 59.18%
African American, 0.34%
Native American, 0.73%
Pacific Islander, 1.43% from
other races and 1.22% from two or
Latino of any race were 2.91% of
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
poverty line, including 34.8% of
those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.
According to the City's 2009 Comprehensive
Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
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