Pharr is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 70,400. Pharr is connected by bridge to the Mexican city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas. It is part of the McAllenEdinburgMission metropolitan area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.8square miles (54Square kilometers), of which, 20.8square miles (54Square kilometers) of it is land and 0.05% is water. The community was named after sugar planter Henry Newton Pharr.