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.

Quick Facts

Population: 73,143

Median Household Income: $34,655

Median Property Value: $72,900

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