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Welcome to Pharr ...
The city of Pharr is located on the South Texas Plains.
While we don't have a date for the founding of Pharr, you might consider that their post office opened in 1911.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Pharr has a population of 79,096 people<2> (see below for details).
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 is located in 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 (or 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 total 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 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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Pharr was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Pharr on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Pharr.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 24 Feb 2024