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Overview

Introduction to Texarkana, Arkansas

Texarkana, Arkansas, in Miller county, is 65 miles N of Shreveport, Louisiana (center to center) and 166 miles E of Dallas, Texas.

Texarkana History

The non-migratory Native American tribes were the original inhabitants of Texarkana. The area was first settled by the Europeans in the 17th century. The area's first post office was established in the 1840s. The Cairo and Fulton Railroad entered the region in the late 1850s. The city was incorporated on August 10, 1880. H. W. Beidler was the city's first mayor. Texarkana is so named because it is located near the boundary of Texas and Arkansas.

Texarkana and nearby Attractions

  • Texarkana Historical Museum
  • Spring Lake Park
  • Tex - Ark Antique Auto Museum
  • Atlanta State Park
  • Old Washington Historic State Park
  • Clinton Birthplace

Things To Do In Texarkana

Texarkana has many parks and playgrounds including the Hole in the Wall Park, Jefferson Park, George Williams Park, Hobo Jungle Park, Bradfield Park, Ingraham Park, and Bramble Park. Some of the local churches are the College Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Lonoke Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, and County Avenue Church. South Haven Golf Course is an ideal destination for golf lovers. It is also worth visiting Spring Lake Park.

Texarkana Transportation

Texarkana Regional Airport-Webb Field is the local airport.

Texarkana Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies are provided at Southern Arkansas University-Main Campus, Henderson State University, Kilgore College, and many other colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,155
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+12,109
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married41.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,190
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,775
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,646

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,271
% Above Poverty Level77.3%
% Below Poverty Level22.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone32.3%
Median Gross Rent$702
Median House Value$106,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.8%
Irish9%
German7.9%
English6%
Italian1.6%
Scottish1.3%
French Except Basque0.9%
Romanian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Dutch0.3%
West Indian0.3%
African0.2%
Russian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Texarkana Almanac

CategoryValue
County Miller County
Standard Zip Codes71854
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.45
Approximate Longitude-94.01

Texarkana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationTEXARKANA WEBB FIELD
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 53 F
Apr Temp54 to 75 F
Jul Temp73 to 93 F
Oct Temp55 to 77 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches
StationOKAY
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches
StationSTAMPS
Distance32.4 miles
Jan Temp32 to 54 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ashdown4,533$43,958
Fouke905$33,125
Fulton228$38,333
Ogden187$68,750
Wilton285$38,542

Texarkana Public Libraries

Texarkana Public Library
600 W. 3RD ST.
Texarkana, Arkansas
(903) 794-2149

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Texarkana Hospitals

Riveriew Behavioral Health
701 Arkansas Boulevard, Suite 300
(870) 772-5028

Texarkana Public Schools

College Hill Elementary School
200 Artesian St
ZIP: 71854
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
College Hill Middle
1600 Forrest St
ZIP: 71854
Middle
Total Enrollment 607
Edward D. Trice Elem. School
4505 Pinson St
ZIP: 71854
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Fairview Elementary School
801 E 16th St
ZIP: 71854
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Gary E. Cobb Middle School
11986 Hwy 196
ZIP: 71854
Middle
Total Enrollment 330
Genoa Central Elem. School
12018 Hwy 196
ZIP: 71854
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Genoa Central High School
12472 Hwy 196
ZIP: 71854
High
Total Enrollment 334
North Heights Jr. High School
2118 E 35th St
ZIP: 71854
Middle
Total Enrollment 649
Texarkana Area Vocational Center
3512 Grand Ave
ZIP: 71854
High
Union Elementary School
1701 Line Ferry Rd
ZIP: 71854
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Vera Kilpatrick Elem. School
1002 E 35th St
ZIP: 71854
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Arkansas High School
1500 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 71875
High
Total Enrollment 1106

Texarkana Private Schools

Trinity Christian School
3107 Trinity Blvd
ZIP: 71854
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 249
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