Pearland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 125,990 people and 32 constituent neighborhoods, Pearland is the 28th largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in Pearland was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Pearland economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Pearland, where the median household income is $107,941.00.
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.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.72% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.82 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, 48.67% 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 $44,430, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,720 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 24.65% 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: 16.74%.
The most common language spoken in Pearland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.