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Pharr, Texas

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Welcome to Pharr ...

The city of Pharr is located in Hidalgo County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Pharr has a population of 79,707 people<1> (see below for details).

Pharr is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Pharr is within the boundaries of the (956) area code.

The ZIP code for Pharr: 78577<3>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Pharr had an population of 79,707 people. This is an increase of 13.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 70.83% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pharr. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pharr. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Pharr ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Edinburg   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the North (N) of Pharr

Mission   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Pharr

Weslaco   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Pharr

Alton   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Pharr

Mercedes   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Pharr

Donna   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Pharr

Hidalgo   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Pharr

Elsa   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Pharr

Progreso   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Pharr

Palmview   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Pharr

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Pharr.

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pharr.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pharr - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pharr) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pharr

Our 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     [Map].

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