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Pharr, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Pharr had a population of 77,750 as of July 1, 2018. 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 26.1948 and longitude -98.1836 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pharr 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.

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Pharr, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 77,750
Population in Households 77,729
Population in Familes 71,713
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 3,301
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $36,702
Average Household Income $47,926
Per Capita Income $13,327


Total Housing Units 25,147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,706 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,923 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,518 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $80,281
Average Home Value $118,263


Total Households 21,629
Average Household Size 3.59
Family Households 17,913
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.29% 1.36%
Households 1.2% 1.3%
Families 1.14% 1.26%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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, 2018 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 # 49 97th
Population Density # 138 92nd
Diversity Index # 1224 30th
Median Household Income # 1369 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1550 11th

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