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Texarkana, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Texarkana is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bowie County at latitude 33.4481 and longitude -94.0812. Bowie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 299 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Texarkana, but most people and references simply refer to it as Texarkana, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Texarkana indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Texarkana (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Texarkana: Texarcana.

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Texarkana, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 37,332
Population in Households 35,541
Population in Familes 28,174
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,791
Population Density1 1,286
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 14,774
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 9,217
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,713 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,398 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,376 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,939 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $156,676
Average Home Value $206,313


Median Household Income $40,061
Average Household Income $58,907
Per Capita Income $24,118
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.59% 0.51%
Households 0.57% 0.51%
Families 0.46% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   3.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Texarkana, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Texarkana to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 86 95th
Population Density1 # 547 69th
Diversity Index2 # 479 73rd
Median Household Income # 1005 43rd
Per Capita Income # 615 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.