The city of Pharr was named after sugar planter Henry Newton Pharr. He was the former president of the Louisiana-Rio Grande Sugar Company and the Louisiana-Rio Grande Canal Company. At one time he owned 8,000 acres and in 1910 he built the town of Pharr on this land. Pharr has grown rapidly since the late 20th century. It has seen a population growth from 32,921 in 1990 to over 77,320 in 2016. Pharr is a great place to raise children since it's mostly occupied by married couples and has a safe vibe. You don't have to travel far to find somewhere to eat with dozens of options offering a great variety from seafood to Mexican and Brazilian just minutes away. It is home to one of the most efficient border crossings in the country, making it the center of a flourishing agriculture industry. The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge is the #1 produce crossing in the United States. Pharr's infrastructure, diverse business environment and proximity to international markets attracts a variety of retailers both large and small. Living in Pharr gives you the benefits of living nearby a large city but without the large cost of living. In general, the cost of living in Pharr is 20% lower than the Texas average and 28% lower than the national average. The future job growth over the next 10 years is predicted to be at 34.6%.
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