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Overview

Introduction to Texarkana, Texas

Texarkana, Texas, in Bowie county, is 64 miles N of Shreveport, Louisiana (center to center) and 165 miles E of Dallas, Texas.

Texarkana History

The community was named "Texarkana" because of its location near the state lines of Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. However, other sources claim that the name was taken from an 1860 steamboat called "Texarkana," or from a drink known as "Texarkana Bitters." This region was originally the site of a Caddo Indian village, and the Great Southwest Trail connected it to other villages of the Mississippi River country, the South, and the West. The city of Texarkana was officially established on December 8, 1873, and was granted a charter in 1876. By the late 1890s, Texarkana already had an electric light plant, gas works, waterworks, a cotton oil mill, streetcar lines, schools, foundries, a sewer system, and a hotel. It became one of Southwest's major railroad centers in the mid-1900s.

Texarkana and Nearby Attractions

  • Discovery Place
  • Museum of Regional History
  • Old Washington Historic State Park
  • Clinton Birthplace
  • Caldwell Zoo
  • Atlanta State Park

Things To Do In Texarkana

Texarkana is home to the Discovery Place which features permanent exhibits including a general store, a costume theater, a biology laboratory, and a sound wall. The Museum of Regional History, also in the city, showcases artifacts reflecting the region's agriculture, early industry, and World War II history. On the other hand, Tex-Ark Antique Auto Museum houses autos and related pieces from the Texarkana area. The city also offers easy access to places of historic interest like Old Washington Historic State Park, and Clinton Birthplace. Atlanta State Park, and Millwood State Park offer facilities for the enjoyment of fishing, boating, biking, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and camping. Some of the other popular destinations in the region are Caldwell Zoo, Garvan Woodland Gardens, Magic Springs Theme Park, National Park Aquarium, and Tyler Municipal Rose Garden. The city of Texarkana also hosts annual events like the Four States Fair & Rodeo, and Quadrangle Festival.

Texarkana Transportation

Shreveport Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.

Texarkana Higher Education

Texarkana is home to the Texas A&M University Texarkana, and Texarkana College. University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is also close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,389
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+14,437
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married40.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,664
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,462
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,796

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,958
% Above Poverty Level74.9%
% Below Poverty Level25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone32%
Median Gross Rent$704
Median House Value$115,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.6%
Irish8.1%
German5.5%
English5.4%
African2.2%
French Except Basque1.5%
Scottish1.3%
Italian1.3%
Dutch1%
Ethiopian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Czech0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Texarkana Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bowie County
Standard Zip Codes75503, 75501
P.O. Box Zip Codes75504, 75505
Company Zip Codes75507, 75599
Phone Area Codes430,903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.51
Approximate Longitude-94.13

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
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches
StationTEXARKANA WEBB FIELD
Distance3.2 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
Distance24.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hooks2,749$41,250
Leary692$60,000
Maud1,040$38,295
Nash3,156$40,391
Redwater1,268$48,125

Texarkana Public Libraries

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

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Texarkana Hospitals

Wadley Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1000 Pine Street
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Texarkana
(Proprietary)
515 West 12th Street
Dubuis Hospital Of Texarkana
(Non-profit)
2600 St. Michael Drive, 2nd Floor
Christus St. Michael Rehabilitation Hospital
(Non-profit)
2298 Morris Lane
Christus St. Michael Health System
(Non-profit)
2600 Saint Michael Drive

Texarkana Public Schools

Leary El
9500 W New Boston Rd
ZIP: 75501
(903) 838-8960
Primary
Total Enrollment 113
Liberty-eylau C K Bender El Campus
2300 Buchanan Rd
ZIP: 75501
(903) 831-5347
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
Liberty-eylau H S
2905 Leopard Dr
ZIP: 75501
(903) 832-1535
High
Total Enrollment 706
Liberty-eylau Int Campus
5555 Leopard Dr
ZIP: 75501
(903) 838-5555
Liberty-eylau Middle
5555 Leopard Dr
ZIP: 75501
(903) 838-5555
Middle
Total Enrollment 702
Liberty-eylau Pre-k Center Grandview Campus
3105 Norris Cooley Dr
ZIP: 75501
(903) 831-5352
Primary
Total Enrollment 228
Liberty-eylau Pri
5492 Hwy 59 S
ZIP: 75501
(903) 831-5390
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Liberty-eylau School Of Success
766 Macedonia Rd
ZIP: 75501
(903) 831-5767
High
Total Enrollment 17
Paul Laurence Dunbar Early Education Center
2315 W 10th St
ZIP: 75501
(903) 794-8112
Primary
Total Enrollment 307
Theron Jones Early Literacy Center
2600 W 15th St
ZIP: 75501
(903) 793-4871
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Westlawn El
410 Westlawn Dr
ZIP: 75501
(903) 223-4252
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Highland Park El
401 W 25th St
ZIP: 75503
(903) 794-8001
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Martha & Josh Morriss Math & Engineering El
4826 University Park
ZIP: 75503
(903) 791-2262
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Options
3201 Lincoln St
ZIP: 75503
(903) 793-5632
High
Total Enrollment 96
Pleasant Grove El
6500 Pleasant Grove Rd
ZIP: 75503
(903) 838-0528
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Pleasant Grove H S
5406 Mc Knight
ZIP: 75503
(903) 832-8005
High
Total Enrollment 634
Pleasant Grove Int
8480 N Kings Hwy
ZIP: 75503
(903) 832-0001
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Pleasant Grove Middle
5605 Cooks Ln
ZIP: 75503
(903) 831-4295
Middle
Total Enrollment 490
Red Lick El
3511 N F M 2148
ZIP: 75503
(903) 838-8230
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Red Lick Middle
3511 N F M 2148
ZIP: 75503
(903) 838-6006
Middle
Total Enrollment 207
Spring Lake Park El
4324 Ghio Fish Blvd
ZIP: 75503
(903) 794-7525
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Texarkana Isd Virtual Academy
3201 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 75503
(903) 793-5632
Primary
Total Enrollment 100
Texas H S
4001 Summerhill Rd
ZIP: 75503
(903) 794-3891
High
Total Enrollment 1845
Texas Middle
2100 College Dr
ZIP: 75503
(903) 793-5631
Middle
Total Enrollment 1482

Texarkana Private Schools

Abc Kindergarten
3505 Beechwood Ln
ZIP: 75501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Bethel Sda School
489 S Kings Hwy
ZIP: 75501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Liberty Eylau Christian School
4903 Eylau Loop Rd
ZIP: 75501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
First Baptist Church Weekday Preschool And Kinder
3015 Moores Ln
ZIP: 75503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
St James Day School
5501 N State Line Ave
ZIP: 75503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
Texarkana Sda School
3100 Pleasant Grove Rd
ZIP: 75503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
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