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Texarkana, Texas

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The famous post office on state line in Texarkana TX/AR

Texarkana is a city located in Bowie County, Texas and is situated in East Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 34,782. Texarkana is named for being at the junction of three U.S. states: Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana – and is just across the state line from Texarkana, Arkansas.

Geography

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Location of Texarkana, Texas

Texarkana is located at 33°26'14" North, 94°4'3" West (33.437170, -94.067394)Template:GR. It is in the Central time zone.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 66.6 km² (25.7 mi²). 66.4 km² (25.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.39% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 34,782 people, 13,569 households, and 8,941 families residing in the city. The population density is 524.0/km² (1,357.3/mi²). There are 15,105 housing units at an average density of 227.5/km² (589.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 59.18% White, 37.05% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.43% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 2.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,569 households out of which 31.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% are married couples living together, 19.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% are non-families. 29.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $29,727, and the median income for a family is $38,505. Males have a median income of $34,155 versus $21,143 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,815. 24.0% of the population and 19.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 34.8% of those under the age of 18 and 13.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

 
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