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 the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 15.2 minutes to work each day. The population is 55% White, 38% Black, 1% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 6% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Texarkana, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Texarkana has a Walk Score® of 26.
Median Household Income$38,821
Median Home Price$94,400
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.
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.
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.
SchoolsIn Texarkana, Texas
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Texarkana rates.
BusinessIn Texarkana, Texas
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Texarkana.
HealthIn Texarkana, Texas
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Texarkana.