Get to know Pharr, TX
The community was named after Louisiana sugar planter and State National Bank director Henry Newton Pharr. The border town was founded in 1909 and has a rich Hispanic culture. It started as a sugarcane hub and continued to grow when the railroad was introduced. It also has had success in international commerce. It is a designated Triple Crown City, having received the titles of Preserve America City, National Main Street City, and All-American City. Not much is known about the city’s history because of lost records and undocumented events.
Median Household Income: $34,655
Median Property Value: $72,900