Pearland, TX

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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 $102,891.00.

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 healthcare (12.05%), management occupations (11.56%), and office and administrative support (10.71%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.13 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, 46.17% 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 $41,674, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,696 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 21.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pearland include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.

In addition, Pearland has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.96%).

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