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Texarkana is a city in Miller County.

It is the county seat.

So named because it is close to the boundary of Texas and Arkansas.

The latitude of Texarkana is 33.441N. The longitude is -94.037W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 361 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,900.


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Median household income
Local
$31,343
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Texarkana demographic reports
Texarkana is next to Texarkana, TX.
Site on the Great Southwest Trail
Well-known residents have included:
· Willie Davis, football player
· Parnelli Jones, race car driver
· H. Ross Perot, entrepreneur and presidential candidate
· Otis Williams, singer (The Temptations)
Local festivals include:
  • Jump, Jive, and Jamfest - April 27-29, 2007
  • Four States Fair & Rodeo - Sept. 14-22, 2007
  • Archeology & Heritage Fair - Oct. 27, 2007
  • Blues & BBQ Festival - Oct. 12-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Texarkana web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Texarkana Historical Museum, Discovery Place
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Texarkana demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Miller County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Texarkana area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 71854 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Texarkana residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Texarkana ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Texarkana was $17,130, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Texarkana residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Texarkana festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Texarkana, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $696.


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Libraries in Texarkana include Texarkana Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Miller County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Texarkana political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Texarkana workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Texarkana between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Texarkana include Best Value Kings Row Inn, Days Inn Texarkana, Holiday Inn Holidome, La Quinta Inn Texarkana, Quality Inn Texarkana, Super 8 Texarkana.

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