Texarkana Regional Profile
With an ever changing economy and a continual challenge to have a trained workforce, the Texarkana region is the location for people and businesses who enjoy a thriving quality of life, with excellent and strong school systems, a base of continuing education sources and an affordable cost of living.
The Texarkana region is highlighted by two counties in two states, Miller County in Arkansas and Bowie County in Texas. The Texarkana MSA is composed of the towns of De Kalb, Hooks, Leary, Maud, Nash, New Boston (County Courthouse), Red Lick, Redwater, Texarkana (largest city) and Wake Village in Bowie County, Texas. Miller County, Arkansas is composed of Texarkana (largest city and county courthouse) Fouke and Garland.
The MSA Total Land area is 1,561 square miles; water area is 50 square miles. The 2010 census indicated a population of 143,486.
Texarkana is located at the intersection of Interstate 30 and Interstate 49. It is situated approximately halfway between Dallas, Texas, and Little Rock, Arkansas. Major Highways: I-30, I-49, I-369, US 59. US67, US 71, US 82, AR 108, AR 151, AR 247, TX SH 14, TX FM 44, TX SH93, TX SH151, TX FM558, TX FM559, TX FM989, TX FM1397, and TX FM2148.
The region is presently serviced by four railroads: Amtrak’s Texas Eagle, Kansas City Southern Railway, Texas Northeastern Railroad, and Union Pacific Railroad.