City of Texarkana, TX
Texarkana is located in Bowie County in Texas. The median income is $38,821 and the median home value is $94,400. The unemployment rate is 14.63% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 15.2 minutes each day. The population is 54.8% White, 38.3% Black, 0.3% American Indian, 1.1% Asian, and 5.5% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Texarkana, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Texarkana has a Walk Score® of 26.
Median Household Income$38,821
Median Home Price$94,400
The U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in Texarkana is the only federal building in the country that is actually in two states. The northern portion of the building is in Texarkana, Ark., while the southern half is in Texarkana, Texas. That means that the courthouse is in two circuits (the 5th and the 8th) and in two districts (Eastern District of Texas and the Western District of Arkansas). The unique building was constructed in 1933 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Ark-Tex region offers a bounty of cultural assets from art galleries to museums to historic sites. Here’s just a small sample: Museum of Regional History Housed in a building erected in 1879, the Museum of Regional History details the story of the community named for Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. Texarkana’s roots date to the railroad era, where two lines connected at the Arkansas and Texas state line and lots were sold for a new settlement.
For 28 years, I’ve been touring most theaters of any note – and some theaters of no note – in 48 states, and never have I seen a theater as beautifully restored as this one.” Those are the words of renowned stage and screen actor Hal Holbrook in praise of Texarkana’s Perot Theatre, constructed in 1924 and the object of a $2.4 million restoration in 1979-80.
Beef is a staple in Northeast Texas cuisine, and The District Bar & Grill in Texarkana knows a thing or two about serving it right. Diners at The District can choose from a juicy Black Canyon Angus beef sirloin, a thick New York strip and eight – yes, eight – varieties of burgers.
Imagine the fun of being a 6-year-old and being allowed to dress up as a Tyrannosaurus Rex, then run around wild for 10 or 20 minutes. Youngsters in the Ark-Tex Region don’t have to merely imagine such an enjoyable scenario because they can actually experience it at Discovery Place Children’s Museum. The Texarkana attraction features a number of interactive exhibits geared toward students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
On one Friday night every year, it's not a state line that divides Texas and Arkansas: it's a line of scrimmage. One of the nation’s greatest high school football rivalries plays out in the late summer in Texarkana when Texas and Arkansas high schools knock heads. The contest pits two of each state’s best teams playing before nearly 10,000 fans, either in Texas or four miles away at Arkansas High School.
Pine-lined recreational waterways draw people from across Texas to what Mount Vernon Main Street manager Teresia Wims likes to call the “Tri-Lake Area.” Lake Cypress Springs, Lake Bob Sandlin and Lake Monticello provide ample opportunities for fishing, boating or simply sitting on a pier and dangling one’s toes into the water. About eight miles south of Mount Vernon, Lake Cypress Springs has twice been named the most beautiful lake in Texas by Dallas’ D Magazine. “It’s gorgeous,” Wims says of the spring-fed lake, built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Texarkana, Texas has a variety of shopping destinations to choose from. Below is a listing of some of the stores available here: Appliances