Pearland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 122,149 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 $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.
Unlike some cities, Pearland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pearland are a mix 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 (12.05%), 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.
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 34.13 minutes every day commuting to work.
Pearland is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.17% 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 2010 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.