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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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 suburb of McAllen with a population of 77,835. Pharr is in Hidalgo County. Living in Pharr offers residents a sparse 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
77,835

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$77,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$750
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Pharr Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    188.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    71.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    301.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,583.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    75.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 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
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    36%
    13%

Working in Pharr

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,372
National
$55,322

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Pharr Reviews

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Pharr is a great place for your children to get an education. There are a number of excellent, highly rated schools in the local public school system. There are also a number of charter school systems that have been highly rated nationally.
Pharr also has a wide variety of restaurants, stores and parks. It is also just the right size!
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It is a relatively small town that is developing rapidly. In recent years it has seen an influx of new and highly lucrative businesses. Previously, if you wanted any type of entertainment or food you had to drive to neighboring cities, this is not the case now. Pharr is currently home to various eateries and stores as well as a rather large movie theater. The surrounding school of PSJA independent school district has made the move to provide early exposure to college classes as well as gearing up the students to flourish in further education. The school district has also teamed up with local colleges to allow students to learn skills and earn college degrees that will place students on a fast track to careers. Furthermore, the city officials are constantly pushing to make improvements in the city and the city population. The mayor of the city is a former alumni of the PSJA independent school district, alumni of the local college, Dr. of pedi. surgery, as well as a local businessman.
I absolutely love Pharr, the community is so close knit and the people are truly amazing. I have lived in Pharr my whole life and will always consider it home, overall, great town, great people and very safe!