Pharr, Texas

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Population in 2014: 75,382 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +61.6%
Males: 35,005  (46.4%)
Females: 40,377  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  27.6 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78577.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,556 (it was $24,333 in 2000)
Pharr:

$41,556
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,918 (it was $9,462 in 2000)

Pharr city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,700 (it was $39,900 in 2000)
Pharr:

$73,700
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $109,111; Detached houses: $117,102; Townhouses or other attached units: $329,213; In 2-unit structures: $93,546; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,982; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $103,080; Mobile homes: $38,157; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $52,116

Median gross rent in 2013: $682.

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  • Races in Pharr, TX (2013)

    Pharr races chart
    • 69,44593.9%Hispanic
    • 3,9185.3%White alone
    • 5010.7%Asian alone
    • 820.1%Black alone
    • 300.04%American Indian alone
    • 110.01%Two or more races

Races in Pharr detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Pharr: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (1.5%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 115 feet

Land area: 20.8 square miles.

Population density: 3,619 people per square mile   (average).

Pharr,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Pharr:

  • High school or higher: 62.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pharr city:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

23,320 residents are foreign born (31.0% Latin America).

This city:

31.6%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Pharr, Texas as of July 26, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Pharr to the number of sex offenders is 73,138 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,937 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,111 (2.1%)

Pharr satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (3.3 miles , pop. 106,414).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (116.7 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (225.4 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: San Juan, TX (1.5 miles ), McAllen, TX (1.8 miles ), Lopezville, TX (1.8 miles ), North Alamo, TX (2.0 miles ), Alamo, TX (2.1 miles ), Nurillo, TX (2.3 miles ), Murillo, TX (2.3 miles ), South Alamo, TX (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 285 buildings, average cost: $42,200
  • 1998: 388 buildings, average cost: $42,000
  • 1999: 371 buildings, average cost: $47,400
  • 2000: 533 buildings, average cost: $45,200
  • 2001: 620 buildings, average cost: $45,400
  • 2002: 925 buildings, average cost: $46,800
  • 2003: 633 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 2004: 553 buildings, average cost: $59,500
  • 2005: 784 buildings, average cost: $56,700
  • 2006: 1284 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2007: 537 buildings, average cost: $65,900
  • 2008: 216 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2009: 187 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 2010: 282 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 2011: 290 buildings, average cost: $68,900
  • 2012: 187 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2013: 208 buildings, average cost: $79,300
  • 2014: 250 buildings, average cost: $77,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 26.21 N, Longitude: 98.19 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,116 (-5.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,648 (27.3%)

Area code: 956

Pharr household income distribution Pharr home values distribution

Property values in Pharr, TX


Crime rates in Pharr by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Murders 754447326
per 100,000 14.49.67.26.96.611.04.53.08.8
Rapes 221018172623202313
per 100,000 45.119.232.529.442.936.130.334.019.0
Robberies 817658526264808455
per 100,000 166.2145.9104.890.0102.2100.5121.1124.280.6
Assaults 19424116712598155157193177
per 100,000 398.1462.8301.6216.4161.6243.5237.6285.4259.2
Burglaries 524664584573597792868842698
per 100,000 1,075.21,275.11,054.8991.8984.21,244.01,313.51,245.01,022.4
Thefts 2,1782,3292,1482,1832,5252,5862,5032,7732,697
per 100,000 4,468.94,472.43,879.63,778.54,162.74,061.83,787.64,100.43,950.3
Auto thefts 809087156217318360343297
per 100,000 164.1172.8157.1270.0357.7499.5544.8507.2435.0
Arson 913817579414
per 100,000 18.525.014.429.48.211.013.65.920.5
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.3) 479.0470.1388.0363.2388.7435.2419.6435.2387.4

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Crime rate in Pharr detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 179 (126 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Texas average:

2.05
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +11,319 (+32.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Pharr: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Pharr, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pharr-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.4 miles away from the Pharr city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1965, a category F3 tornado 35.3 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Pharr-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 319.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 423.0 miles away from Pharr center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 180.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 104.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 187.9 miles away from Pharr center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 187.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hidalgo County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pharr topographic map

Birthplace of: Baldemar Velasquez - Labor leader, Leo Araguz - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Jan 18, 1970).

Home Health Centers in Pharr:

  • ALL VALLEY HOME HEALTH INC (1910 TESORO BOULEVARD)
  • BUENA SUERTE HOME HEALTH CARE (1307 W FERGUSON)
  • CONTINUITY OF CARE (805 N CAGE STE K)
  • MEDICAL INNOVATIONS HOME HEALTH CARE (702 WEST EXPRESSWAY 83 SUITE D)
  • NEW LIFE HOME HEALTH SERVICES (916 WEST NOLANA LOOP SUITE C)
  • OBRA HEALTH CARE LLC (1225 N I ROAD SUITE B)
  • ODYSSEY PRIMARY HOMECARE INC (1313 WEST POLK AVENUE SUITE 17)
  • RE NU HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (205 EAST EXPRESSWAY 83)
  • RIO GRANDE VALLEY HOME HEALTH LLC (1315 W POLK STREET SUITE 18)
  • V I P HOME HEALTH CARE (200 E SAM HOUSTON SUITE B)
  • VALLEY MEDCARE SERVICES (1002 WEST SAM HOUSTON SUITE 5)

Nursing Homes in Pharr:

  • PHARR NURSING HOME, INC (204 SOUTH CASA ROAD)

Amtrak station near Pharr:

  • 4 miles: MCALLEN (120 S. 16TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges/Universities in Pharr:

  • Southern Careers Institute-Pharr (Full-time enrollment: 419; Location: 1414 N. Jackson Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.scitexas.edu)
  • RGV Careers (FT enrollment: 89; Location: 1200 West Polk Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rgvcareers.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pharr:

  • South Texas College (about 5 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 7 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 33 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 49 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 94 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 118 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 118 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Biggest public high schools in Pharr:

  • VANGUARD ACADEMY (Students: 860, Location: 1200 E KELLY AVE, Grades: PK-12, Charter school)
  • VALLEY VIEW H S (Students: 665, Location: 9701 S JACKSON RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • VALLEY VIEW EARLY COLLEGE CAMPUS (Students: 640, Location: 9701 S JACKSON RD, Grades: 8-9)
  • COLLEGE CAREER & TECHNOLOGY ACAD (Students: 297, Location: 1100 E BUSINESS HWY 83, Grades: 12)
  • IDEA COLLEGE PREPARATORY PHARR (Location: 600 E LAS MILPAS RD, Grades: 6-10, Charter school)
  • PSJA NORTH EARLY COLLEGE H S (Location: 500 E NOLANA LOOP, Grades: 9-12)
  • PSJA SOUTHWEST EARLY COLLEGE H S (Location: 300 E RANCHO BLANCO RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • PSJA THOMAS JEFFERSON T-STEM EARLY COLLEGE H S (Location: 714 E BUSINESS HWY 83, Grades: 9-12)
  • BUELL CENTRAL DAEP (Location: 218 E JUAREZ, Grades: 6-12)
  • VALLEY VIEW J J A E P (Location: 9701 S JACKSON RD, Grades: 9)

Private high schools in Pharr:

  • THE PHARR ORATORY OF ST PHILIP NERI SCHOOL SYSTEM (Students: 727, Location: 1407 W MOORE RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 26, Location: 132 N SUGAR RD, Grades: PK-11)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Pharr:

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Library in Pharr:

  • PHARR MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,103,412; Location: 121 E CHEROKEE AVE; 96,961 books; 3,027 audio materials; 2,552 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 158 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Mayor of Pharr (In 2006) Leopoldo "Polo" Palacios Jr. added by Ray

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Notable locations in Pharr: Pharr Fire Department Station 1 (A), Pharr Fire Department Station 3 (B), Pharr Fire Department Station 2 (C), Pharr Fire Department Headquarters (D), Pharr Police Department (E), Pharr Memorial Library (F), Priority Care Emergency Medical Services (G), X-Tra Mile Ambulance Service (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: El Centro Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Pharr include: First Baptist Church - Pharr (A), Apostolic Assembly Church (B), Parsonage La Trinidad Methodist Church (C), Methodist Church Pharr Methodist Church (D), Methodist Church La Trinidad Church (E), Trinity Episcopal Church (F), Saint George the Martyr Eastern Orthodox Church (G), Villegas Street Baptist Church (H), Mount Calvary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Guadalupe Cemetery (1), Pharr Memorial Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pharr include: Northwest Park (1), Evans Park (2), Witten Park (3), N W Park (4), Witten Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: City of Pharr Travel Information Center (3000 North Cage Boulevard) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Courts: San Juan-City - Municipal Court (2301-A North Raul Longoria) (1), Pharr City - Police Dept- Municipal Court (1900 South Cage Boulevard) (2), Police Department - Municipal Court (1900 South Cage Boulevard) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hidalgo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 53.6. This is better than average.

City:

53.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 24.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 32.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 34.4%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 35.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.6% for American Indian residents, 31.6% for other race residents, 40.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  83.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
15 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

People in group quarters in Pharr in 2000:

  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Pharr, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Pharr (2011 data):

  • Lone Star National Bank: at 206 West Ferguson Street, Pharr South Branch, Hildalgo Branch. Info updated 2010/05/05: Bank assets: $2,174.7 mil, Deposits: $1,815.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Lone Star National Bancshares--texas, Inc.
  • International Bank of Commerce: I Road Pharr Branch at 1007 North I Road, branch established on 2004/10/15; Pharr Branch at 401 South Cage Blvd, branch established on 1934/10/01. Info updated 2007/03/28: Bank assets: $9,621.9 mil, Deposits: $6,548.8 mil, headquarters in Laredo, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 197 total offices, Holding Company: International Bancshares Corporation
  • First National Bank: Nolana Branch at 100 E. Nolana, branch established on 2003/03/12; Pharr at 1311 South Cage Blvd., branch established on 1997/08/01. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,517.0 mil, Deposits: $2,598.8 mil, headquarters in Edinburg, TX, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bank Group, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Paradise Park Banking Store Branch at 501 South Jackson Road, branch established on 2003/12/09. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Capital One, National Association: Pharr Branch at 300 South Cage, branch established on 1957/12/27. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • The Frost National Bank: Pharr Branch at 840 North Cage, branch established on 1983/02/14. Info updated 2006/12/21: Bank assets: $20,372.1 mil, Deposits: $16,846.8 mil, headquarters in San Antonio, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.
  • Inter National Bank: I Road Branch at 1200 East Expressway 83, branch established on 2006/11/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,065.7 mil, Deposits: $1,646.7 mil, headquarters in Mcallen, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A. De C.V.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Pharr North Branch at 800 N Jackson Rd, branch established on 1999/03/20. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.9
Texas average:

14.4

Pharr travel time to work - commute Pharr mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Pharr city (based on Hidalgo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic269,07156
Evangelical Protestant75,327525
Other18,51043
Mainline Protestant14,39452
Orthodox1601
None397,307-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 79
Hidalgo County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
Hidalgo County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 240
Hidalgo County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Here:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

28.7%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pharr:

48.0%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.5%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Pharr:

28.3
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Pharr:

20.6%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.7%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Pharr:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pharr:

34.0%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Pharr:

54.4%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.9%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pharr, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 25$53,026$25,4521$1,738
Other Government Administration 29$114,860$47,5280$0
Judicial and Legal 6$17,853$35,7060$0
Police Protection - Officers 113$501,885$53,2980$0
Police - Other 47$121,651$31,0600$0
Firefighters 61$267,337$52,5910$0
Fire - Other 4$12,286$36,8583$2,644
Streets and Highways 54$143,611$31,9140$0
Health 3$9,250$37,0000$0
Solid Waste Management 22$57,809$31,5320$0
Sewerage 17$53,053$37,4490$0
Parks and Recreation 40$102,357$30,70770$82,607
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$23,738$47,4760$0
Water Supply 10$29,025$34,8300$0
Local Libraries 19$53,531$33,8099$7,856
Other and Unallocable 46$124,591$32,5020$0
Totals for Government 502$1,685,863$40,30083$94,845

Pharr government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $6,235,000 ($82.71)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,642,000 ($88.11)
    General - Other: $4,186,000 ($55.53)
    Fire Protection: $3,125,000 ($41.46)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,815,000 ($37.34)
    Regular Highways: $2,775,000 ($36.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,235,000 ($29.65)
    Water Utilities: $2,182,000 ($28.95)
    Central Staff Services: $1,788,000 ($23.72)
    Sewerage: $1,580,000 ($20.96)
    Libraries: $914,000 ($12.12)
    Financial Administration: $861,000 ($11.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $830,000 ($11.01)
    General Public Buildings: $733,000 ($9.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $412,000 ($5.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,992,000 ($39.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,418,000 ($98.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $725,000 ($9.62)

Pharr government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $5,811,000 ($77.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,052,000 ($40.49)
    Sewerage: $2,857,000 ($37.90)
    All Other: $507,000 ($6.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $141,000 ($1.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $2,857,000 ($37.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,533,000 ($20.34)
    Interest Earnings: $987,000 ($13.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,222,000 ($42.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $462,000 ($6.13)
    Highways: $419,000 ($5.56)
    General Support: $287,000 ($3.81)
  • Tax - Property: $6,592,000 ($87.45)
    Total General Sales: $6,517,000 ($86.45)
    Public Utilities: $1,836,000 ($24.36)
    NEC: $668,000 ($8.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $106,000 ($1.41)

Pharr government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $15,203,000 ($201.68)
    Industrial Revenue: $2,665,000 ($35.35)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $46,680,000 ($619.25)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $18,465,000 ($244.95)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $25,955,000 ($344.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $22,785,000 ($302.26)
    Water Utilities: $14,097,000 ($187.01)
    Industrial Revenue: $2,603,000 ($34.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $62,000 ($0.82)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $16,405,000 ($217.62)
    Water Utilities: $1,106,000 ($14.67)

Pharr government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,038,000 ($53.57)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,183,000 ($82.02)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $15,226,000 ($201.98)

3.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.16%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($416 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cameron County, TX  0.34% ($29,477 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.24% ($27,672)
from Starr County, TX  0.16% ($28,446)


3.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,254 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.05%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($311 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cameron County, TX  0.32% ($27,792 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.24% ($32,054)
to Bexar County, TX  0.24% ($34,839)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pharr:

  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pharr:

  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KQXX-FM (105.5 FM; MISSION, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KQBO (103.1 FM; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SOUND INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED, INC.)
  • KHID (88.1 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCAS (91.5 FM; MCCOOK, TX; Owner: FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH INC)
  • K248AM (97.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pharr:

  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KZMC-LP (Channel 35; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KSTI-LP (Channel 69; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KJST-LP (Channel 28; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Pharr fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 1,489m4,885ftTotal length
  • $1,925,000Total costs
  • 1,238,050Total average daily traffic
  • 156,663Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 131960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 161990-1999
  • 72000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Pharr, TX
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 113 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Pharr)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pharr, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pharr)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Pharr)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED98$106,21883$92,309108$103,17017$22,5852$99,58540$111,8046$25,797
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$73,24012$98,35138$87,1035$20,1240$03$37,8973$29,480
APPLICATIONS DENIED29$105,85042$73,040170$90,47083$24,4590$027$85,46110$25,891
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$100,10713$84,46550$90,57713$52,5670$07$66,7993$26,040
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$117,9869$85,95327$69,50917$37,9960$04$52,1882$57,430

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0213.02 , 0213.03, 0214.01, 0214.02, 0215.00, 0216.00, 0217.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$83,0938$108,9301$69,570
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$129,3982$137,9350$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$110,4202$65,1150$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$73,0000$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0213.02 , 0213.03, 0214.01, 0214.02, 0215.00, 0216.00, 0217.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 276
  • Hazardous Condition: 160
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Pharr

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pharr, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pharr, Texas:

  • Quality Inn, 1301 W Expy 83, Pharr, Texas 78577 , Phone: (956) 702-4880
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 2706 N Cage Blvd, Pharr, Texas 78577 , Phone: (956) 783-7777, Fax: (956) 783-1030
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 4603 N Cage, Pharr, Texas 78577 , Phone: (956) 787-2900, Fax: (956) 787-5800
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1130 E Expy 83, Pharr, Texas 78577 , Phone: (956) 702-3330, Fax: (956) 702-7358
  • Red Roof Inn, 4401 N Cage Blvd, Pharr, Texas 78577 , Phone: (956) 782-8880, Fax: (956) 782-8881
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Hwy 281, 4607 N Cage Blvd, Pharr, Texas 78577 , Phone: (956) 782-8832, Fax: (956) 782-8837
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 300 W Nolana Loop, Pharr, Texas 78577 , Phone: (956) 781-1116, Fax: (956) 781-0010
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 200 W Nolana Loop, Pharr, Texas 78577 , Phone: (956) 787-6333, Fax: (956) 661-0801
  • Value Place Pharr, 1207 W Expy 83, Pharr, Texas 78577 , Phone: (956) 283-0854
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pharr, Texas
Most common first names in Pharr, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria26473.4 years
Jose17572.6 years
Guadalupe11174.0 years
Juan8570.8 years
Jesus6466.6 years
Manuel5474.5 years
Pedro5473.8 years
Francisco5370.2 years
Mary4882.2 years
Robert4771.6 years
Most common last names in Pharr, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garza15772.9 years
Garcia15372.2 years
Rodriguez13071.9 years
Gonzalez12469.3 years
Martinez11468.9 years
Hernandez9070.6 years
Flores6972.2 years
Ramirez6773.6 years
Lopez6670.2 years
Cantu6073.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (86%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • No fuel used (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Pharr, TX
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts2Long John Silver's1
Ashley Furniture1Lowe's1
AutoZone2McDonald's1
Burger King4Motel 61
Church's Chicken4Nike1
Cricket Wireless9Payless1
Curves1Penske1
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx7Red Robin1
Goodwill1Red Roof Inn1
H&R Block2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Holiday Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Home Depot1Staples1
Jack In The Box2Subway5
Jones New York2T-Mobile1
KFC1Taco Bell1
Knights Inn1Toyota1
La Quinta1U-Haul3
Lane Furniture1UPS5
Little Caesars Pizza2

Pharr compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

Pharr on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in household income from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of elementary and middle school students in private schools (5,000+ students)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Healthcare support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Retail trade (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Administrative and support and waste management services (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of high school students in private schools (3,000+ students)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Management of companies and enterprises (population 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Other services, except public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the hottest summers (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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