Texarkana, TX-AR

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Population

149,889

0.0828% growth

Median Age

38.6


Median Household Income

$43,753

6.17% growth

Poverty Rate

18.9%


Number of Employees

59,690

0.156% growth

Median Property Value

$104,200

5.25% growth

About

In 2017, Texarkana, TX-AR had a population of 150k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $43,753. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Texarkana, TX-AR grew from 149,765 to 149,889, a 0.0828% increase and its median household income grew from $41,210 to $43,753, a 6.17% increase.

The population of Texarkana, TX-AR is 66.6% White Alone, 23.7% Black or African American Alone, and 5.79% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Texarkana, TX-AR speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Texarkana, TX-AR are Texarkana College (815 degrees awarded in 2016), Texas A&M University-Texarkana (466 degrees), and Cosmetology Academy of Texarkana (37 degrees).

The median property value in Texarkana, TX-AR is $104,200, and the homeownership rate is 65%. Most people in Texarkana, TX-AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Texarkana, TX-AR is 2 cars per household.

Texarkana, TX-AR borders Shreveport-Bossier City, LA and Hope, AR.

Economy

The economy of Texarkana, TX-AR employs 59.7k people. The largest industries in Texarkana, TX-AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,736 people), Retail Trade (7,775 people), and Manufacturing (6,392 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,472), Utilities ($52,000), and Manufacturing ($46,352).

Median household income in Texarkana, TX-AR is $43,753. Males in Texarkana, TX-AR have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,953. The income inequality in Texarkana, TX-AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,753

2017 value

± $1,866

6.17%

1 Year Growth

± 4.83%

Households in Texarkana, TX-AR have a median annual income of $43,753, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,210 in 2016, which represents a 6.17% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,721

Average Male Salary

± $1,816

$38,953

Average Female Salary

± $1,246

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,861 ± $11,571

  2. White

    $43,596 ± $1,206

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,912 ± $29,718

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Texarkana, TX-AR is from Arkansas.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.453

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0272% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Texarkana, TX-AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $63,746, followed by Saline County, AR and Pulaski County, AR, with respective values of $59,633 and $52,450.

The following map shows all of the counties in Texarkana, TX-AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Texarkana, TX-AR (26.9k out of 143k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    12,639 ± 797

  2. White

    12,568 ± 841

  3. Hispanic

    2,128 ± 425

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Texarkana, TX-AR is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

59.7k

2017 Value

± 1,800

0.156%

1 Year growth

± 4.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Texarkana, TX-AR grew at a rate of 0.156%, from 59.6k employees to 59.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Texarkana, TX-AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,297 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,745 people), and Management Occupations (4,929 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Texarkana, TX-AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Texarkana, TX-AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,297 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,745 people), and Management Occupations (4,929 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Texarkana, TX-AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.89 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.63 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Texarkana, TX-AR, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,731), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,429), and Management Occupations ($60,403).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

59.7k

2017 Value

± 1,800

0.156%

1 Year growth

± 4.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Texarkana, TX-AR grew at a rate of 0.156%, from 59.6k employees to 59.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Texarkana, TX-AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,736 people), Retail Trade (7,775 people), and Manufacturing (6,392 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Texarkana, TX-AR, though some of these residents may live in Texarkana, TX-AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Texarkana, TX-AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,736 people), Retail Trade (7,775 people), and Manufacturing (6,392 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Texarkana, TX-AR has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.76 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.27 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Texarkana, TX-AR, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,472), Utilities ($52,000), and Manufacturing ($46,352).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.5B

  2. $17.5B

  3. $8.54B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.5B, followed by Meat/seafood ($17.5B) and Mixed freight ($8.54B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arkansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$150B

2015 Value

$228B

Projected 2045 Value

52.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arkansas trade was $150B. This is expected to increase 52.4% to $228B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arkansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.4B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $7.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $12.4B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Missouri and $7.98B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arkansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86% of the population of Texarkana, TX-AR has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 2.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Texarkana, TX-AR was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in Texarkana, TX-AR see 1522 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1531 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2218 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,522 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,522 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1,531 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arkansas in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,906

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,108

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,479

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14%

Uninsured

40.3%

Employer Coverage

18.6%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

2.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Texarkana, TX-AR declined by 12.5% from 16% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Texarkana, TX-AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17.1% prevalence

  3. 16.6% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Texarkana, TX-AR is home to a population of 150k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.94% of Texarkana, TX-AR residents were born outside of the country (4.41k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Texarkana, TX-AR is composed of 99.9k White Alone residents (66.6%), 35.6k Black or African American Alone residents (23.7%), 8.68k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.79%), 3.28k Two or More Races residents (2.19%), 1.25k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.836%), 1.09k Asian Alone residents (0.728%), 50 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0334%), and 43 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0287%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Texarkana, TX-AR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Texarkana, TX-AR was 38.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Texarkana, TX-AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Texarkana, TX-AR residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.94%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.41k people

3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.49k people

As of 2017, 2.94% of Texarkana, TX-AR residents (4.41k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Texarkana, TX-AR was 3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    62,950 ± 6,094 people

  2. El Salvador

    12,524 ± 2,742 people

  3. India

    8,219 ± 2,223 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Texarkana, TX-AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Texarkana, TX-AR was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    99.9k ± 8

  2. Black or African American Alone

    35.6k ± 596

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8.68k ± 959

In 2017, there were 2.81 times more White Alone residents (99.9k people) in Texarkana, TX-AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.6k Black or African American Alone and 8.68k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Texarkana, TX-AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Texarkana, TX-AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Texarkana, TX-AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Texarkana, TX-AR are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,742 ± 325

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,444 ± 429

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,437 ± 290

Texarkana, TX-AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Texarkana, TX-AR awarded 1,318 degrees. The student population of Texarkana, TX-AR is skewed towards women, with 2,441 male students and 3,981 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Texarkana, TX-AR are White (846 and 64.4%), followed by Black or African American (299 and 22.8%), Hispanic or Latino (94 and 7.16%), and Two or More Races (36 and 2.74%).

The largest universities in Texarkana, TX-AR by number of degrees awarded are Texarkana College (815 and 61.8%), Texas A&M University-Texarkana (466 and 35.4%), and Cosmetology Academy of Texarkana (37 and 2.81%).

The most popular majors in Texarkana, TX-AR are General Studies (168 and 12.7%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (107 and 8.12%), and General Business Administration & Management (103 and 7.81%).

The median tuition costs in Texarkana, TX-AR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,055 and $16,101 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 60 degrees awarded

  2. 143 degrees awarded

  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Texarkana, TX-AR was Humanistic Studies with 60 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Texarkana, TX-AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 815 degrees awarded

  2. 466 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

$5,055

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Texarkana, TX-AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texarkana College with 815 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

480

Degrees Awarded to Men

838

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 480 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Texarkana, TX-AR, which is 0.573 times less than the 838 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Texarkana, TX-AR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    846 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    299 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    94 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Texarkana, TX-AR were to White students. These 846 degrees mean that there were 2.83 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 299 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Texarkana, TX-AR was $104,200 in 2017, which is 0.479 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,000 to $104,200, a 5.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Texarkana, TX-AR is 65%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Texarkana, TX-AR have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Texarkana, TX-AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$43,753

Median Household Income

± $1,866

55.5k

Number of Households

± 1,672

In 2017, the median household income of the 55.5k households in Texarkana, TX-AR grew to $43,753 from the previous year's value of $41,210.

The following chart displays the households in Texarkana, TX-AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$104,200

2017 Median

± $3,552

$99,000

2016 Median

± $3,564

In 2017, the median property value in Texarkana, TX-AR grew to to $104,200 from the previous year's value of $99,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Texarkana, TX-AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Texarkana, TX-AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Texarkana, TX-AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Texarkana, TX-AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65%

2017 Homeownership

65.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65% of the housing units in Texarkana, TX-AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Texarkana, TX-AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Texarkana, TX-AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Texarkana, TX-AR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Texarkana, TX-AR have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Texarkana, TX-AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.53%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Texarkana, TX-AR was Drove Alone (87.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.53%) and those who Worked At Home (2.25%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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