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Pearland, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Pearland had a population of 120,767 as of July 1, 2018. Pearland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pearland is located at latitude 29.5558 and longitude -95.3231 in Brazoria County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pearland (see map below) encompass a land area of 46.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.43 sq. miles. Brazoria County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 46 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Pearland are located in Brazoria County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Fort Bend County, and Harris County.

The City of Pearland (GNIS ID: 2411392) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Pearland is located within Alvin-Pearland Division of Brazoria County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pearland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Pearland, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 120,767
Population in Households 120,418
Population in Familes 107,949
Population in Group Qrtrs 349
Population Density2 2,620
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $100,272
Average Household Income $118,601
Per Capita Income $39,874


Total Housing Units 41,571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,544 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,123 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 904 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $232,657
Average Home Value $259,166


Total Households 40,667
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 32,048
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.58% 2.49%
Households 3.45% 2.47%
Families 3.41% 2.39%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Pearland, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pearland to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 29 98th
Population Density # 215 88th
Diversity Index # 103 94th
Median Household Income # 93 95th
Per Capita Income # 167 91st

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