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City of Texarkana
—  City  —
Water tower in Texarkana, Texas
Motto: Twice as Nice
Location of Texarkana, Texas
Coordinates: 33°26′14″N 94°4′3″W / 33.43722°N 94.0675°W / 33.43722; -94.0675Coordinates: 33°26′14″N 94°4′3″W / 33.43722°N 94.0675°W / 33.43722; -94.0675
Country United States United States
State Texas Texas
County Bowie
Government
 - Mayor Stephen A. Mayo
Area
 - Total 25.7 sq mi (66.6 km2)
 - Land 25.6 sq mi (66.4 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 299 ft (91 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 36,054
 Density 1,357.3/sq mi (524.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 75500-75599
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-72368[1]
GNIS feature ID 1369752[2]
Website http://www.txkusa.org/

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.


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.

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Geography

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[3], at 33°26′14″N 94°4′3″W / 33.43722°N 94.0675°W / 33.43722; -94.0675 (33.437170, -94.067394).[4] 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.

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Climate

  • The warmest month is July.
  • The highest recorded temperature was 108°F (42°C) in 2000.
  • On average, the coolest month is January.
  • The lowest recorded temperature was -6°F (-21°C) in 1989.
  • The most precipitation on average occurs in November.
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source: Weather.com / NWS

Demographics

As of the census[1] 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.

Government and infrastructure

The Texas Sixth Court of Appeals is located in the Bi-State Justice Building.[5]

Transportation

Texarkana Airport is located on the Arkansas side.

Education

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

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