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Overview
Population:36,548
Pop. Change:3%
State: Texas
Metro Area: Texarkana Metro Area
County: Bowie County
City:Texarkana
Zip Code:75501, 75503, ... 2 total
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Texarkana's Real Estate Market
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 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
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Texarkana Metro Area

Profile: Small-town complex

Location: Extreme northeast Texas at the Texas-Arkansas border

Elevation: 259

Time zone: Central Standard Time

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Cost of livingLow educational attainment
Nearby water recreationArts & culture
Recent job growth Entertainment

This area straddles the Texas-Arkansas border with Texarkana, Texas, to the west and Texarkana, Arkansas, to the east. The twin cities are inseparable. In fact, the state line bisects the post office, which serves them both simultaneously. Typical for the region, both cities are plain and quiet but business-friendly. Low business costs and a strategic location bring a fairly large albeit low-tech manufacturing base, including such items as tires, aluminum, cardboard and pipe fittings.

Recent employment trends have been strong and the area often boasts the lowest Cost of Living Index in the country. Recreation opportunities abound in nearby lakes and state parks, but there isn’t much to do in either town.

The city sits in an area of level to gently rolling land with mixed agricultural areas, cotton plantations, and pine forests. The climate is a mix of humid subtropical and continental types. Summer months are hot and fairly humid, but more pleasant than areas to the south near the Gulf. Winters are mild, with occasional, short periods of cold. Rainfall occurs as steady winter rains or as spring and summer thundershowers, which can be severe in spring.

Interesting Facts about Texarkana, Texas

As of 2014, Texarkana's population is 36,548 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.69 percent.

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The median home cost in Texarkana is $92,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.40 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Texarkana's cost of living is 17.90% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Texarkana public schools spend $9,790 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.2 students per teacher in Texarkana.

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The unemployment rate in Texarkana is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Texarkana jobs have Increased by 0.15 percent.


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Ranked #259 Best Green Cities
Ranked #296 2005 Best Places to Live
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Map Of Texarkana

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Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Texarkana's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes