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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B
Pharr is a town in Texas with a population of 76,727. Pharr is in Hidalgo County. Living in Pharr offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pharr there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Pharr and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Pharr are above average.
About Pharr...
Population
76,727

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$74,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$735
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Pharr Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    156.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    341.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,711.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    37%
    13%

Working in Pharr

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,445
National
$55,322

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Pharr Reviews

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I was born and raised in the fine city of Pharr, Texas. Pharr is a relatively calm, small city in Texas with its fair share of attractions, diversity, and mobility. It is a hub for small, private growing businesses, and has a welcoming atmosphere for families and children from all over. Public schools provide well education for students, some offering early college programs and courses that help students achieve an associates degree before graduating high school. The small city provides an affordable lifestyle for those in the community, as well as jobs and fun things to do. Though it may be small, the city of Pharr has as much to offer as any big city would.
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It's alright. I have and simultaneously haven't enjoyed my time in Pharr Texas. The night life and social life isn't that great, but there are a lot of places to be alone and be in peace. At the same time, over 90% of all people who live here are hispanic, and while that's fine, it gets really boring never finding any differing ideas. Also,I like living in Pharr, because it's a small enough town to feel close to friends and family, but big enough to have plenty of restaurants and franchised businesses around. The commute isn't terrible and the city is still close to the bigger cities with most of the entertainment.
Hot weather most of the year. About one hour to the beach. Growing city. Agriculture, healthcare, and higher education are big employers. More chains and fun-event centers coming. University is growing and has many opportunities; one of the most affordable universities. Nightlife is varied and sufficient for occasional fun. Public transportation is not good, you should get a car to move around. Public school options are varied and some are ranked great nationally (STISD).