Pharr has the 337th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 8.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Pharr is part of the McAllen metro area. Unemployment in the McAllen area is 7%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. McAllen has the 124th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Pharr is below average at $33,810, and the median cost of a home in Pharr is $72,900, which is below the national average. 13% of workers in Pharr hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 61% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Pharr. 79% of Pharr workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Pharr spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.