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Texarkana, Arkansas
—  City  —
Texarkana federal building, including the post office and courthouse, straddling the state line
Motto: Twice as Nice
Location in Miller County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 33°25′59″N 94°1′14″W / 33.43306°N 94.02056°W / 33.43306; -94.02056
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Miller
Area
 - Total 32 sq mi (83 km2)
 - Land 31.8 sq mi (82.5 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 361 ft (110 m)
Population (2005)[1]
 - Total 30,006
 - Density 826.5/sq mi (318.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71854
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-68810
GNIS feature ID 0078542
Website http://www.txkusa.org/

Texarkana is the largest city and the county seat of Miller County, Arkansas, United States.[2] It effectively functions as one half of a city which crosses a state line — the other half, the city of Texarkana, Texas, lies on the other side of State Line Avenue.

Postcard showing the Texas - Arkansas state line in Texarkana, ca. 1940s.

According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 30,006, ranking it as the state's 13th largest city, behind West Memphis.[1] The city, along with its Texas counterpart forms the core of the Texarkana, Texas–Texarkana, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area, encompassing all of Bowie County, Texas and Miller County, Arkansas.

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Geography

Texarkana is located at 33°25′59″N 94°1′14″W / 33.43306°N 94.02056°W / 33.43306; -94.02056 (33.433075, -94.020514)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 83.0 km² (32.0 sq mi). 31.9 square miles (82.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.59%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 26,448 people, 10,384 households, and 7,040 families residing in the city. The population density was 830.5 people per square mile (320.6/km²). There were 11,721 housing units at an average density of 368.1/sq mi (142.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.93% White, 31.00% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 10,384 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,343, and the median income for a family was $37,157. Males had a median income of $35,204 versus $21,731 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,130. About 17.2% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.0% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or above.

Historical figures[5]
Year Population
1900 4,900
1940 11,800
1950 15,900
1960 20,200
1970 21,700
1980 21,500
1990 22,600
2000 26,448

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References

  1. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Arkansas" (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. June 21, 2006. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-04-05.csv. Retrieved November 16 2006.  
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ http://www.populstat.info/Americas/usas-art.htm
  6. ^ Mike Huckabee, From Hope to Higher Ground, New York: Center Street Publishers, 2007, p. 5

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