Texarkana is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 29,972 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Texarkana is the 13th largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Texarkana is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Texarkana is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Texarkana who work in office and administrative support (13.21%), sales jobs (11.73%), and management occupations (9.22%).
One of the benefits of Texarkana is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.61 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Texarkana who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.32% of the adults in Texarkana have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Texarkana in 2010 was $22,142, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,568 for a family of four. However, Texarkana contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Texarkana is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Texarkana home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Texarkana residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Texarkana include Irish, German, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Texarkana is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.