U.S. Census population estimates pushed Pearland over the 125K mark in 2017 with a population of 125,198 residents, with forecasted growth of almost 60,000 additional residents by 2040.  

The City of Pearland's most current population estimate, as of January 2019 is 127,500 residents.

                               Source: U.S. Census

From 2010 to 2017, Pearland ranked as the 10th fastest growing city in the U.S., compared to other cities with a population of 50,000 or more in 2010.

From 2000 to 2010, according to U.S. Census population figures, Pearland’s population grew by 142% to 91,252. This ranked Pearland as the 15th fastest growing city in the U.S. from 2000 to 2010 compared to other cities with a population of 10,000 or greater in 2000. Pearland has been the third largest and fastest growing city in the Houston MSA since 2000.

The Houston MSA's Largest Cities

   City   2017 Population  2000 Population   2000 Rank 
1 Houston 2,313,230 1,953,631 1
2 Pasadena 153,533 141,674 2
3 Pearland 125,198 37,640 9
4 League City 105,105 45,444 7
5 Sugar Land 88,488 63,328 4
6 Conroe 84,379 36,811 10
7 Baytown 77,862 66,430 3
8 Missouri City 75,519 52,913 6
9 Galveston 50,497* 57,247 5
10 Texas City 48,558* 41,521 8
Source: 2000 U.S. Census and 2017 American Community Survey 1-year estimates
*Source: 2017 U.S. Census Population Estimates – 2017 ACS data not available


Houston is one of the most racially/ethnically diverse metropolitan areas in the nation.  In fact, it is the most diverse of the 10 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.  And in 2012, Pearland surpassed Houston, as the region's second most diverse city.  All U.S. Census-tracked ethnic groups within the community increased more than 50% from 2000 - 2016.

Median Age

According to the 2017 U.S. Census estimates, Pearland has a median age of 34.7 - significantly younger than the United States (37.1) as a whole.

Educational Attainment

Pearland has educational attainment levels well above the national average. 52.3% of Pearland’s adult population holds a four year degree or higher. Compare that to the national average of 32%.

Pearland residents are also more likely to have finished high school and gone on to post-secondary education. Over 82% of Pearland residents have some college, compared to the national average of 61%.

And over 95% of Pearland residents have obtained at least a high school diploma or GED.

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Median Income

According to the 2016 U.S. Census estimates, Pearland's median income is $105,806 - making it one of the highest income communities in the Houston region and over 75% higher than the national average.


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