Pearland, TX
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Pearland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 108,821 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Pearland is the 38th largest community in Texas. Pearland has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Pearland, where the median household income is $95,972.00.

Pearland real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Pearland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Pearland is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pearland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pearland who work in healthcare (12.39%), management occupations (11.86%), and office and administrative support (11.79%).

Also of interest is that Pearland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Pearland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Pearland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Pearland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Pearland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Pearland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pearland, the average commute to work is 33.34 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Pearland are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.15% of adults in Pearland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pearland in 2010 was $39,602, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,408 for a family of four.

Pearland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pearland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pearland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pearland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pearland include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

Pearland also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.54%.

The most common language spoken in Pearland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.