U.S. Census population estimates pushed Pearland over the 108K mark in 2015 with a population of 108,821 residents, with forecasted growth of more than over 47,000 additional residents by 2040.  

The City of Pearland's most current population estimate, as of January 2017 is 119,700 residents.

                               Source: U.S. Census

From 2014 to 2015, Pearland ranked as the 7th fastest growing city in the U.S., compared to other cities with a population of 50,000 or more in 2014.

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   2015 Population Estimate   2000 Population   2000 Rank 
1 Houston 2,296,224 1,953,631 1
2 Pasadena 153,784 141,674 2
3 Pearland 108,821 37,640 9
4 League City 98,312 45,444 7
5 Sugar Land 88,156 63,328 4
6 Baytown 76,335 66,430 3
7 Missouri City 74,139 52,913 6
8 Conroe 68,602 36,811 10
9 Galveston 50,180 57,247 5
10 Texas City 47,618 41,521 8
Source: US Census Population Estimates July 2015


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 - 2014.

Median Age

According to the 2015 U.S. Census estimates, Pearland has a median age of 33.9 - younger than the population of Bazoria County (35.9) and significantly younger than the United States (37.8) as a whole.

Educational Attainment

Pearland has educational attainment levels well above the national average. 48.6% of Pearland’s adult population holds a four year degree or higher. Compare that to the national average of 30.6%.

Pearland residents are also more likely to have finished high school and gone on to post-secondary education. Over 78% of Pearland residents have some college, compared to the national average of 61%.

And over 96% of Pearland residents have obtained at least a high school diploma or GED.

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Median Income

According to the 2015 U.S. Census estimates, Pearland's median income is $97,209 - making it one of the highest income communities in the Houston region and over 80% higher than the national average.


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