Pearland, TX

Pearland profile

Living in Pearland

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. 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 $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.

Pearland is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.16% of adults in Pearland have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pearland's cultural character, accounting for 16.88% of the city’s population.

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