Pharr, TX

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Population

76,727

2.07% growth

Median Age

28.7


Median Household Income

$39,445

8.07% growth

Poverty Rate

29.4%


Number of Employees

28,385

5.74% growth

Median Property Value

$74,800

1.63% growth

About

In 2017, Pharr, TX had a population of 76.7k people with a median age of 28.7 and a median household income of $39,445. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pharr, TX grew from 75,172 to 76,727, a 2.07% increase and its median household income grew from $36,501 to $39,445, a 8.07% increase.

The population of Pharr, TX is 94.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.1% White Alone, and 0.305% Asian Alone. 89.3% of the people in Pharr, TX speak a non-English language, and 76.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pharr, TX are Southern Careers Institute-Pharr (342 degrees awarded in 2016) and RGV Careers (315 degrees).

The median property value in Pharr, TX is $74,800, and the homeownership rate is 61%. Most people in Pharr, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Pharr, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Pharr, TX employs 28.4k people. The largest industries in Pharr, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,493 people), Retail Trade (4,141 people), and Educational Services (2,705 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,636), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,202), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($36,747).

Median household income in Pharr, TX is $39,445. Males in Pharr, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Pharr, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,445

2017 value

± $3,214

8.07%

1 Year Growth

± 8.96%

Households in Pharr, TX have a median annual income of $39,445, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,501 in 2016, which represents a 8.07% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pharr, TX made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pharr, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pharr, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 217.02

  2. Census Tract 214.03

  3. Census Tract 213.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pharr, TX was Census Tract 217.02 with a value of $48,047, followed by Census Tract 214.03 and Census Tract 213.04, with respective values of $46,023 and $45,588.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pharr, TX (22.5k out of 76.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females < 5 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    21,585 ± 1,422

  2. White

    21,075 ± 1,422

  3. Other

    1,253 ± 348

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pharr, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

28.4k

2017 Value

± 1,583

5.74%

1 Year growth

± 7.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pharr, TX grew at a rate of 5.74%, from 26.8k employees to 28.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pharr, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,059 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,989 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,649 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pharr, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pharr, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,059 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,989 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,649 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pharr, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.97 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.88 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pharr, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,942), Legal Occupations ($46,223), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($45,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.4k

2017 Value

± 1,583

5.74%

1 Year growth

± 7.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pharr, TX grew at a rate of 5.74%, from 26.8k employees to 28.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pharr, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,493 people), Retail Trade (4,141 people), and Educational Services (2,705 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pharr, TX, though some of these residents may live in Pharr, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pharr, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,493 people), Retail Trade (4,141 people), and Educational Services (2,705 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pharr, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.67 times higher than expected), Construction (1.44 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pharr, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($77,636), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,202), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($36,747).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline with $216B and Mixed freight and $159B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

68% of the population of Pharr, TX has health coverage, with 24.2% on employee plans, 31.3% on Medicaid, 5.1% on Medicare, 6.47% on non-group plans, and 0.897% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Pharr, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Pharr, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1670 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

32%

Uninsured

24.2%

Employer Coverage

31.3%

Medicaid

5.1%

Medicare

6.47%

Non-Group

0.897%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pharr, TX declined by 2.1% from 32.7% to 32%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pharr, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Pharr, TX is home to a population of 76.7k people, from which 76.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 31.7% of Pharr, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Pharr, TX is composed of 72.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (94.3%), 3.92k White Alone residents (5.1%), 234 Asian Alone residents (0.305%), 149 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.194%), 35 Two or More Races residents (0.0456%), 22 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0287%), 20 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0261%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pharr, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (59,126 speakers), Tagalog (225 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (24 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

19

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pharr, TX was 28.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 19, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Pharr, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pharr, TX residents was 28.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

31.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

31.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 31.7% of Pharr, TX residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pharr, TX was 31.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pharr, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Pharr, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

76.1%

2017 Citizenship

76.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 76.1% of Pharr, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pharr, TX was 76.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    72.4k ± 1.74k

  2. White Alone

    3.92k ± 642

  3. Asian Alone

    234 ± 165

In 2017, there were 18.5 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (72.4k people) in Pharr, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.92k White Alone and 234 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pharr, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    59,126 speakers (88.8%)

  2. Tagalog

    225 speakers (0.338%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    24 speakers (0.0361%)

89.3% of Pharr, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Pharr, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 88.8% of the overall population of Pharr, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.338% speak Tagalog and 0.0361% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    404 ± 134

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    386 ± 211

  3. Korea

    193 ± 107

Pharr, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pharr, TX awarded 657 degrees. The student population of Pharr, TX is skewed towards women, with 342 male students and 669 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pharr, TX are Hispanic or Latino (640 and 97.4%), followed by White (8 and 1.22%), Asian (6 and 0.913%), and Black or African American (2 and 0.304%).

The largest universities in Pharr, TX by number of degrees awarded are Southern Careers Institute-Pharr (342 and 52.1%) and RGV Careers (315 and 47.9%).

The most popular majors in Pharr, TX are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (194 and 29.5%), Medical Assistant (168 and 25.6%), and Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (86 and 13.1%).

The median tuition costs in Pharr, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Pharr, TX was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 194 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Pharr, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 342 degrees awarded

  2. 315 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Pharr, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Careers Institute-Pharr with 342 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

154

Degrees Awarded to Men

503

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 154 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pharr, TX, which is 0.306 times less than the 503 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    640 degrees awarded

  2. White

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pharr, TX were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 640 degrees mean that there were 80 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pharr, TX was $74,800 in 2017, which is 0.344 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $73,600 to $74,800, a 1.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Pharr, TX is 61%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pharr, TX have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pharr, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$39,445

Median Household Income

± $3,214

21.4k

Number of Households

± 1,268

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.4k households in Pharr, TX grew to $39,445 from the previous year's value of $36,501.

The following chart displays the households in Pharr, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$74,800

2017 Median

± $4,230

$73,600

2016 Median

± $4,569

In 2017, the median property value in Pharr, TX grew to to $74,800 from the previous year's value of $73,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pharr, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pharr, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pharr, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pharr, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

61%

2017 Homeownership

60.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61% of the housing units in Pharr, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pharr, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pharr, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pharr, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pharr, TX have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.96% of the workforce in Pharr, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    6.03%

  3. Other

    4.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pharr, TX was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Other.

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