Overview

Introduction to Pharr, Texas

Pharr, Texas, in Hidalgo county, is 2 miles E of McAllen, Texas (center to center) and 121 miles SW of Corpus Christi, Texas. The city is included in the McAllen - Edinburg - Mission metropolitan area.

Pharr History

Pharr was originally part of the Spanish land grant of 1767 which was given to Juan Jo’s Hinojosa. Henry N. Pharr and John Connally Kelley purchased the land in 1909. Henry Pharr was also founder of the Louisiana and Rio Grande Canal Company. He built an irrigation system in the area in order to establish a sugar plantation. Later on, the city was named after Henry N. Pharr. The St. Louis, Brownsville, and Mexico Railway first entered the city around 1911. The city of Pharr was formally incorporated in 1916. The Phar-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District was established in 1919.

Pharr and nearby Attractions

  • Anzalduas State Park
  • Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
  • Old Clock Museum
  • Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park
  • Gladys Porter Zoo

Things To Do In Pharr

During your stay in Pharr, you can visit Victor Garcia Municipal Park, Memorial Park, Universal Estates Park, Trinity Ridge Park, Witten Park, and Jones Box Park. At Williams Wildscapes you can enjoy bird-watching and you may spot the Black-headed Nightingale Thrush, Slate-throated Red Star, and Blue Mockingbird. It has also preserved a number of native habitats. Golf lovers can enjoy the facilities offered by Palm View Golf Course and Martin's Valley Ranch Golf Course.

Pharr Transportation

McAllen Miller International Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Pharr Higher Education

Southern Careers Institute-South Texas is located within the city. South Texas Community College and The University of Texas-Pan American are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population76,727
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+27,739
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,592
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,774
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,968

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,705
% Above Poverty Level70.6%
% Below Poverty Level29.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone13.9%
Median Gross Rent$735
Median House Value$74,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)89.1%
German1.5%
Irish1%
English1%
French Except Basque0.4%
Italian0.4%
Canadian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Polish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Pharr Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hidalgo County
Standard Zip Codes78577
Phone Area Codes956
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude26.18
Approximate Longitude-98.18

Pharr Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMCALLEN MILLER INTL AP
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp50 to 70 F
Apr Temp66 to 86 F
Jul Temp76 to 96 F
Oct Temp66 to 86 F
Annual Precip22.9 inches
StationMCALLEN
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp48 to 69 F
Apr Temp64 to 85 F
Jul Temp75 to 96 F
Oct Temp65 to 86 F
Annual Precip22.6 inches
StationHARLINGEN
Distance32.8 miles
Jan Temp48 to 69 F
Apr Temp64 to 84 F
Jul Temp74 to 95 F
Oct Temp64 to 85 F
Annual Precip28.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alamo19,442$44,455
Granjeno360$61,250
Hidalgo13,593$34,668
McAllen139,838$50,982
San Juan36,469$38,464

Pharr Public Libraries

Pharr Memorial Library
121 E CHEROKEE AVE
Pharr, Texas
(956) 787-3966

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Pharr Public Schools

Aida C Escobar El
901 W Kelly St
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2920
Primary
Total Enrollment 850
Allen & William Arnold El
615 W El Dora Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2710
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Berta S Palacios El
801 E Thomas Dr
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Buell Central Daep
218 E Juarez
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2500
Other
Total Enrollment 75
Carmen Anaya El
1000 W Dicker Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 784-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Cesar Chavez El
401 E Thomas Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2720
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
College Career & Technology Acad
1100 E Business Hwy 83
ZIP: 78577
(956) 784-8515
High
Total Enrollment 164
D U Buckner El
1001 N Fir St
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2690
Daniel Ramirez El
1920 N Hibiscus
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2880
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Dr William Long El
3700 N Raiders Dr
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2750
Primary
Total Enrollment 894
Geraldine Palmer El
703 E Sam Houston
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2860
Primary
Total Enrollment 601
Graciela Garcia El
1002 W Juan Balli
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2790
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Henry Ford El
1110 E Polk St
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2770
Primary
Total Enrollment 821
Hidalgo Park El
6700 S I Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 834-4276
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Idea Academy Pharr
600 E Las Milpas Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 283-1515
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Idea College Preparatory Pharr
600 E Las Milpas Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 283-1515
Other
Total Enrollment 583
Jaime Escalante Middle
6123 S Cage
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2670
Middle
Total Enrollment 663
Kelly El
201 E Las Milpas Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 843-4201
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Kelly-pharr El
500 E Sam Houston St
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2870
Primary
Total Enrollment 801
Kennedy Middle
600 W Hall Acres Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2650
Middle
Total Enrollment 779
Liberty Middle
1212 S Fir St
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2610
Middle
Total Enrollment 990
Lyndon B Johnson Middle
500 E Sioux Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2590
Middle
Total Enrollment 986
Napper El
903 N Flag St
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2830
New El
1600 W Kelly
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2920
New El
601 E Kelly
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2000
Premier H S Of Pharr
200 E Expy 83 Ste E
ZIP: 78577
(956) 781-8800
High
Total Enrollment 139
Psja Early Start
601 E Kelly
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2801
Primary
Total Enrollment 809
Psja North Early College H S
500 E Nolana Loop
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2360
High
Total Enrollment 2130
Psja Southwest Early College H S
300 E Rancho Blanco Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2480
High
Total Enrollment 1780
Psja Thomas Jefferson T-stem Early College H S
714 E Business Hwy 83
ZIP: 78577
(956) 784-8525
High
Total Enrollment 523
Raul Longoria El
400 E Rendon
ZIP: 78577
(956) 354-2820
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Valley View 5th Grade Campus
9701 S Jackson Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 340-1400
Middle
Total Enrollment 338
Valley View Early College Campus
9701 S Jackson Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 340-1200
Other
Total Enrollment 608
Valley View El
9701 S Jackson Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 340-1450
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Valley View H S
9701 S Jackson Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 340-1500
High
Total Enrollment 1107
Valley View J H
9701 S Jackson Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 340-1300
Middle
Total Enrollment 662
Valley View J J A E P
9701 S Jackson Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 843-3025
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Valley View North El
9701 S Jackson Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 340-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Valley View Phoenix Academy
600 1/2 S Jackson Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 340-1500
Valley View South El
9701 S Jackson Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 340-1650
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Vanguard Academy
1200 E Kelly Ave
ZIP: 78577
(956) 283-1700
Other
Total Enrollment 1253
Vanguard Academy El Ii
901 S Athol
ZIP: 78577
(956) 702-0134
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Wilbur E Lucas El
9701 S Jackson Rd
ZIP: 78577
(956) 340-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 422

Pharr Private Schools

Grace Christian School
132 N Sugar Rd
ZIP: 78577
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
The Pharr Oratory Of St Philip Neri School System
1407 W Moore Rd
ZIP: 78577
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 677
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