Pearland, TX
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Pearland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 119,940 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Pearland is the 38th largest community in Texas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Pearland, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Pearland, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Pearland’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Pearland does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $102,124.00.

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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 management occupations (12.60%), healthcare (12.53%), and office and administrative support (12.50%).

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.

Pearland is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 34.45 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Pearland are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.34% 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 $41,010, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,040 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 21.68% 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: 15.92%.

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