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Texarkana is a city in Bowie County.
So named because it is close to the boundary of Texas and Arkansas. (A popular spot for photos is in front of the post office, where you can stand with one foot in each state)
The latitude of Texarkana is 33.425N. The longitude is -94.047W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 299 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,199.
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7% of Texarkana residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Texarkana ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Texarkana was $17,815, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Texarkana residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Texarkana, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $789.
Libraries in Texarkana include Texarkana Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Texarkana include Texarkana Gazette
TV stations in Texarkana include KTAL.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KTXK.
Bowie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Texarkana political report.
The average commute time for Texarkana workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 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 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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