Texarkana, TX
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Texarkana is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 37,280 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Texarkana is the 82nd largest community in Texas.

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 (14.49%), sales jobs (11.13%), and healthcare (8.18%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Texarkana spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.27 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The overall education level of Texarkana is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.97% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Texarkana in 2010 was $23,973, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,892 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 German, English, African, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Texarkana is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.