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Pharr is a city in Hidalgo County, in the McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr metro area.

The community was named after Henry N. Pharr, sugar planter

The latitude of Pharr is 26.194N. The longitude is -98.183W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 112 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 54,452.


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Median household income
Local
$24,333
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pharr demographic reports
Pharr is in the Rio Grande Valley.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 332. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 6.4 per 1,000 people.
Wildlife: Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Old Clock Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 108

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Pharr residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pharr ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pharr was $9,462, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Pharr residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Pharr, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $289.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $687.


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Libraries in Pharr include Pharr Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Hidalgo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pharr political report.

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The average commute time for Pharr workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 18 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pharr between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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