Texarkana, AR

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Living in Texarkana

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, Texarkana isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Texarkana are a mix 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 (12.25%), sales jobs (12.11%), and management occupations (10.21%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.22 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Texarkana citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.98% of adults 25 and older in Texarkana have a college degree.

The per capita income in Texarkana in 2010 was $23,671, 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 $94,684 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.