Pharr, Texas Population 2020

82,411

Pharr is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 82,411, it is the 48th largest city in Texas and the 424th largest city in the United States. Pharr is currently growing at a rate of 1.67% annually and its population has increased by 17.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 70,400 in 2010. Spanning over 24 miles, Pharr has a population density of 3,487 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pharr is $48,824 with a poverty rate of 28.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $750 per month, and the median house value is $77,600. The median age in Pharr is 28.5 years, 27.6 years for males, and 29.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.4 males.

Pharr Demographics

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

  • White: 92.87%
  • Other race: 5.68%
  • Two or more races: 0.81%
  • Asian: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Black or African American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Pharr, Texas is 82,411, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 79,707.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 70,400.

Pharr, Texas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White72,28692.87%
Some Other Race4,4185.68%
Two or More Races6340.81%
Asian2980.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native1180.15%
Black or African American560.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander250.03%

Pharr Population Pyramid 2020

Pharr Median Age

28.5


Total

27.6


Male

29.2


Female

Pharr Adults

There are 51,110 adults, (9,104 of whom are seniors) in Pharr.

Pharr Age Dependency

85.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

63.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Pharr Sex Ratio

Female

41,528

53.35%

Male

36,307

46.65%

Pharr Households and Families

Pharr Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pharr Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.5%28.5%
Male63.4%36.6%
All61.1%38.9%
Female49.2%50.8%
Non Family47.1%52.9%

61.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,6093.661.1
Married11,2264.1271.5
Female5,7304.0749.2
Non Family3,6041.247.1
Male1,0493.6363.4

4.03

Average Family Size

3.6

Average Household Size

2.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pharr Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,16323.74%
9th to 12th Grade5,44312.71%
High School Graduate10,79325.21%
Some College8,17019.08%
Associates Degree1,8164.24%
Bachelors Degree4,83711.30%
Graduate Degree1,5963.73%

Pharr Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic39,41524,1535,414
White3,0492,705828
Other Race2,7301,459299
Multiple Races28217512
Asian207207161
Native American878139
Islander2525
Black2525

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 77.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,453$31,515$20,469
Less Than High School$17,285$26,198$12,342
High School Grad$27,276$32,243$20,583
Some College$28,727$31,888$25,534
Bachelors Degree$40,245$44,960$39,375
Graduate Degree$50,578$50,777$49,625

$26,453

Average Earnings

$31,515

Average Male

$20,469

Average Female

Pharr Language

Pharr Language by Age

Pharr Language

10.85% of Pharr residents speak only English, while 89.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 88.72% of the population.

Pharr Poverty

Pharr Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic73,06821,24529.08%
Other4,4181,29529.31%
White4,16389421.47%
Multiple6349514.98%
Native11897.63%
Black56712.50%

28.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.33%

Male Poverty Rate

30.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pharr

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pharr is Other, with 29.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pharr is Native, with 7.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.52%
High School18.93%
Some College16.73%
Bachelors or Greater7.03%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.57%
Male Unemployed18.74%
Female Employed17.15%
Male Employed12.02%

Pharr Income

Pharr Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,372$48,824
Families$41,290$51,639
Married Families$49,072$60,041
Non Families$19,743$29,164

Pharr Marital Status

Pharr Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Pharr Married by Age and Sex

Pharr Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pharr Marital Status by Race

Pharr Veterans

1,305

Number of Veterans

1,247

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam561
First Gulf War234
Second Gulf War211
Korea185
World War II33
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1772.50%
Hispanic6931.47%
Other702.15%
2 or More369.14%
Black2257.89%

$Pharr Veterans by Education

13.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pharr Employment Status

57.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Pharr Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.50%

Born in Texas

67.88%

Native Born

32.12%

Foreign Born

24.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

67.88% of Pharr residents were born in the United States, with 58.50% having been born in Texas. 24.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202082,4111,3521.67%
201981,0591,3521.70%
201879,7075090.64%
201779,1981,3521.74%
201677,8461,0951.43%
201576,7511,1151.47%
201475,6361,2611.70%
201374,3759061.23%
201273,4691,2541.74%
201172,2151,4091.99%
201070,80624,1464.26%
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%