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Pharr, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Pharr had a population of 77,006 as of July 1, 2017. Pharr ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pharr is located at latitude 26.1678 and longitude -98.1902 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pharr (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 112 feet.

The City of Pharr (GNIS ID: 2411412) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Pharr is located within McAllen-Pharr Division of Hidalgo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pharr population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Pharr, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 77,006
Daytime Population: Workers 30,542
Daytime Population: Residents 50,023
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 80,565
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 76,986
Population in Familes 70,847
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 3,270
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $35,146
Average Household Income $47,008
Per Capita Income $13,091


Total Housing Units 24,754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,407 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,045 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,301 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $77,268
Average Home Value $102,575


Total Households 21,453
Average Household Size 3.59
Family Households 17,771
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.34% 1.4%
Households 1.25% 1.36%
Families 1.18% 1.31%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Pharr, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pharr to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 48 97th
Population Density # 139 92nd
Diversity Index # 1188 32nd
Median Household Income # 1405 20th
Per Capita Income # 1558 11th

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