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Welcome to Pharr ...

The city of Pharr is located on the South Texas Plains.

Pharr is located in Hidalgo County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pharr has a population of 79,096 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Pharr.

The community of Pharr is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Pharr lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Pharr lies within the (956) area code.

The ZIP code for Pharr: 78577<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pharr had an population of 79,096 people. This is an increase of 12.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 69.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pharr had a population of 70,400 people (which is 9.09% of the total population of Hidalgo County). This makes Pharr the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Pharr represents 0.28% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 70,400 people, the population of Pharr increased 50.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 46,660 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pharr.

Communities Also Named Pharr ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Pharr - they are located in Florida and Georgia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pharr.

Communities near Pharr ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pharr.

  • Edinburg [Hidalgo County]
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    • Edinburg [Hidalgo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Pharr
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,374 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<6>
  • Mission [Hidalgo County]
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    • Mission [Hidalgo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Pharr
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 84,496 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mission<6>
  • Weslaco [Hidalgo County]
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    • Weslaco [Hidalgo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Pharr
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,273 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weslaco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weslaco<6>
  • Alton [Hidalgo County]
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    • Alton [Hidalgo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Pharr
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,785 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mercedes [Hidalgo County]
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      • Mercedes [Hidalgo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Pharr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,598 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercedes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mercedes<6>
    • Donna [Hidalgo County]
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      • Donna [Hidalgo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Pharr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donna<6>
    • Hidalgo [Hidalgo County]
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      • Hidalgo [Hidalgo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Pharr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,305 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hidalgo<6>
    • Elsa [Hidalgo County]
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      • Elsa [Hidalgo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Pharr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elsa have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elsa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elsa<6>
    • Progreso [Hidalgo County]
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      • Progreso [Hidalgo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Pharr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progreso have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progreso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Progreso<6>
    • Palmview [Hidalgo County]
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      • Palmview [Hidalgo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Pharr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmview have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmview

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pharr. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pharr.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pharr. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pharr.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pharr. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pharr.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pharr ...

Looking for more information about Pharr? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pharr, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pharr.

Adding Pharr to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pharr in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Pharr was on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pharr on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Hidalgo County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pharr. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hidalgo County: www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Hidalgo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pharr.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pharr - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Pharr). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pharr or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pharr) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pharr. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PharrOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pharr. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.1949, Longitude: -98.1840    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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