U.S. Census population estimates pushed Pearland over the 117K mark in 2016 with a population of 117,367 residents, with forecasted growth of almost 70,000 additional residents by 2040.  

The City of Pearland's most current population estimate, as of January 2018 is 125,000 residents.

                               Source: U.S. Census

From 2010 to 2016, Pearland ranked as the 8th 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   2016 Population  2000 Population   2000 Rank 
1 Houston 2,304,388 1,953,631 1
2 Pasadena 153,359 141,674 2
3 Pearland 117,367 37,640 9
4 League City 101,619 45,444 7
5 Sugar Land 88,187 63,328 4
6 Conroe 82,296 36,811 10
7 Baytown 76,834 66,430 3
8 Missouri City 74,875 52,913 6
9 Galveston 50,180 57,247 5
10 Texas City 47,618 41,521 8
Source: 2016 American Community Survey 1-year estimates


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 2016 U.S. Census estimates, Pearland has a median age of 36.1 - significantly younger than the United States (37.9) as a whole.

Educational Attainment

Pearland has educational attainment levels well above the national average. 44.3%% of Pearland’s adult population holds a four year degree or higher. Compare that to the national average of 31.3%.

Pearland residents are also more likely to have finished high school and gone on to post-secondary education. Over 76% of Pearland residents have some college, compared to the national average of 60.2%.

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 2016 U.S. Census estimates, Pearland's median income is $91,010 - making it one of the highest income communities in the Houston region and over 57% higher than the national average.


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