Pharr, TX

77,314 Population
23.6 square miles 3,282.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.3%
was 0.3%
Ranked 47th Highest in TX
Population Density
3,282.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
76.8%
was 63.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
32.7%
was 32.4%
Ranked 3rd Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
33.7%
was 35.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
14.3%
was 8.6%
Ranked 9th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
7.5
was 6.9
Ranked 35th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
24.2%
was 34.4%
Ranked 49th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$36,501
was $41,556
Ranked 53rd Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
39.8
44.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
227.2
was 311.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,359.7
was 3,393.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
23,886
was 22,935
Ranked 55th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$728
was $682
Ranked 53rd Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
356
was 291
 
Occupied Housing Units
21,501
was 19,788
 
Homeownership Rate
57.0%
was 58.1%
Ranked 31st Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
208
was 187
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,014.2
was 973.8
Ranked 20th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.5%
was 27.5%
Ranked 21st Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
148
was 104
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.6
was 3.7
Ranked 3rd Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
15.5
was 12.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.8
was 4.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
93.2%
was 84.6%
Ranked 24th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
54.6%
Ranked 57th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
92.6%
was 97.3%
Ranked 47th Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
63.0%
was 62.0%
Ranked 55th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
15.6%
was 13.7%
Ranked 55th Highest in TX

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