Pharr, TX
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Pharr is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 76,538 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Pharr is the 47th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Pharr isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pharr are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pharr is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pharr who work in sales jobs (16.13%), office and administrative support (15.05%), and maintenance occupations (7.64%).

The percentage of adults in Pharr with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.15% of adults in Pharr have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pharr in 2010 was $13,568, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,272 for a family of four. However, Pharr contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Pharr also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.36% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Pharr home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pharr residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Pharr also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 93.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pharr include English, Irish, French , and Italian.

Pharr also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.41%.

The most common language spoken in Pharr is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.