Pharr, Texas Population 2021

79,486
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Pharr is a city located in Hidalgo County Texas. With a 2020 population of 79,486, it is the 51st largest city in Texas and the 450th largest city in the United States . Pharr is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 12.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 70,400 in 2010. Pharr reached it's highest population of 79,486 in 2021. Spanning over 24 miles, Pharr has a population density of 3,364 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pharr is $49,641 with a poverty rate of 29.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $752 per month, and the median house value is $80,900. The median age in Pharr is 29.2 years, 28.2 years for males, and 29.9 years for females.

Pharr Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pharr was:

  • White: 93.76%
  • Other race: 5.21%
  • Two or more races: 0.60%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Black or African American: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pharr, Texas is 79,486 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 78,925.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 70,400.

Pharr, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White73,20393.76%
Some Other Race4,0665.21%
Two or More Races4680.60%
Asian2220.28%
Black or African American930.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.03%
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Pharr Population by Race

Pharr Population Pyramid $2021

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Pharr Median Age

29.2


Total

28.2


Male

29.9


Female

Pharr Adults

There are 51,134 adults, (9,508 of whom are seniors) in Pharr.

Pharr Age Dependency

87.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

64.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pharr Sex Ratio

Female

41,335

52.94%

Male

36,738

47.06%

Pharr Population by Age

Pharr Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pharr Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71%29%
All60.3%39.7%
Male52%48%
Female48.5%51.5%
Non Family48.3%51.7%

60.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pharr Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,0953.5360.3
Married11,4074.0371
Female5,8164.148.5
Non Family3,8541.248.3
Male1,0183.5552

3.97

Average Family Size

3.53

Average Household Size

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Pharr Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,15623.37%
9th to 12th Grade5,28512.16%
High School Graduate11,14725.65%
Some College8,32019.15%
Associates Degree2,0724.77%
Bachelors Degree4,95811.41%
Graduate Degree1,5153.49%
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Pharr Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pharr Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic39,92324,7615,616
White3,2823,003699
Other Race2,4341,451425
2+ Races2521508
Asian168168136
Black515118
Native American211515

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 asian people with a rate of 80.95%.

Pharr Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,003$31,813$21,050
Less Than 9th Grade$18,663$25,652$12,958
High School Graduate$28,642$36,025$19,198
Some College$29,780$31,952$26,806
Bachelors Degree$43,482$48,382$33,864
Graduate Degree$52,420$52,794$51,845

$27,003

Average Earnings

$31,813

Average Male

$21,050

Average Female

Pharr Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pharr Language by Age

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Pharr Language

13.98% of Pharr residents speak only English, while 86.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 85.66% of the population.

Pharr Language

Pharr Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic73,44221,96829.91%
Other4,0441,32132.67%
White4,14170216.95%
Multiple468194.06%
Asian222156.76%
Native211152.38%

29.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.26%

Male Poverty Rate

30.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pharr

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pharr is Native, with 52.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pharr is Multiple, with 4.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.01%.

Pharr Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.68%
High School19.31%
Some College17.44%
Bachelors or Greater8.33%

Pharr Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.81%
Male Unemployed20.76%
Female Employed17.06%
Male Employed13.03%

Pharr Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pharr Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,884$49,641
Families$42,007$52,314
Married Families$49,627-
Non Families$22,336$31,456
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Income by Household Type

Pharr Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Pharr Married by Age and Sex

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Pharr Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pharr Marital Status by Race

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Pharr Marital Status

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1,400

Number of Veterans

1,362

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam556
Second Gulf War344
First Gulf War243
Korea129
World War II66

Pharr Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74374
75+340
35 to 54277
55 to 64230
18 to 34179

Pharr Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2792.68%
Hispanic7111.50%
Other Race842.93%
Black2133.87%
2+ Races165.02%

Pharr Veterans by Race

Pharr Veterans by Education

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14.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pharr Veterans by Education

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56%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Pharr Employment by Age

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Pharr Employment by Race

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Pharr Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.25%

Born in Pharr

68.08%

Native Born

31.92%

Foreign Born

23.42%

Non Citizen

8.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.08% of Pharr residents were born in the United States, with 58.25% having been born in Texas. 23.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pharr Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202179,4861870.24%
202079,2991870.24%
201979,1121870.24%
201878,9252760.35%
201778,6491,2861.66%
201677,3639941.30%
201576,3691,0211.36%
201475,3481,1831.60%
201374,1658381.14%
201273,3271,1851.64%
201172,1421,3641.93%
201070,77824,1184.25%
200046,66013,7393.55%
199032,92111,5404.41%
198021,3815,5523.05%
197015,8291,7231.16%
196014,1065,4164.96%
19508,6903,9066.15%
19404,7841,5594.02%
19303,2250.00%

Pharr Population by Year