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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pharr demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hidalgo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, McAllen area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78503 ZIP code.
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.
11% of Pharr residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Pharr, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $289. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $687.
Libraries in Pharr include Pharr Memorial Library ... View libraries
Hidalgo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pharr political report.
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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