Pearland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 122,460 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 $104,504.00.
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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pearland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pearland is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pearland who work in healthcare (12.55%), management occupations (11.89%), and office and administrative support (10.19%).
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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Pearland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Pearland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Pearland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.76 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Pearland ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Pearland, 47.16% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Pearland in 2018 was $42,211, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,844 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 23.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pearland include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
Pearland also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.88%.
The most common language spoken in Pearland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.