The area that is now Pearland had its humble beginnings near a siding switch on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway in 1882. When a post office was established in 1893, the community was originally named Mark Belt. In 1894, the plat of “Pear Land” was filed at the Brazoria County courthouse. At the time Pearland had many fruits harvested by residents. One resident saw the pear trees and decided that “Pearland” would make a good name for the community they referred to as an “agricultural Eden”.

Population

  • The population of Pearland, TX is 99,660
  • The top three races in Pearland, TX (by population) are: White (61.5%), Black or African American (16.1%) and Asian (12.4%)
  • The age distribution of Pearland, TX is 60.4% ages 20-64 years, 31.1% ages 19 year or younger and 8.3% ages 65 or over
  • The median age for females is 37 years old
  • The median age for males is 37 years old
  • 56.0% of Pearland, TX residents are married and 44.0% are single
  • 19.4% of residents have obtained a high school degree or a GED, while 21.8% of residents have obtained a college degree
  • The projected annual population growth in Pearland, TX between 2013-2018 is 2.0%
  • The estimated population density in Pearland, TX is 2,141 per square mile

Economy

  • The estimated per capita income for Pearland, TX is $34,076
  • The average household income in Pearland, TX is $100,902
  • The average travel times in Pearland, TX are: 30-59 minutes (47.2%), 15-29 minutes (29.3%) and 14 minutes or less (13.0%)
  • The total number of businesses in Pearland, TX is 2,735
  • The unemployment rate for Pearland, TX is 3.4%
  • The top three professions for the Pearland, TX population are: Professional/Related (30.7%), Sales/Office (22.8%) and Management/Business/Financial Operations (18.5%)

Households

  • 80.5% of Pearland, TX residents are married couples with children
  • The average family household size is 3.3
  • 80.5% of Pearland, TX residents own their home while 19.5% of residents rent
  • The median household income in Pearland, TX is $91,610
  • The owner-occupied median home value in Pearland, TX is $171,808
  • The renter-occupied median rent in Pearland, TX is $890

Data provided from REgis Online