Pharr is a city located in Hidalgo County Texas. With a 2020 population of 81,579, it is the 52nd largest city in Texas and the 474th largest city in the United States. Pharr is currently growing at a rate of 1.16% annually and its population has increased by 2.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 79,715 in 2020. Spanning over 24 miles, Pharr has a population density of 3,452 people per square mile.
The average household income in Pharr is $49,641 with a poverty rate of 28.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $774 per month, and the median house value is $81,600. The median age in Pharr is 29.2 years, 28.2 years for males, and 29.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pharrwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 80.00%.
15.71% of Pharr residents speak only English, while 84.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 83.82% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Pharr is Native, with 54.29% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Pharr is Multiple, with 14.26% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.98%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Pharr
69.32% of Pharr residents were born in the United States, with 60.08% having been born in Texas. 22.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.