Pearland, Texas

Pearland: The fifth most populous city in Harris County, Texas. It is located in the southern part of the county. Pearland is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Pearland City Centre and the Pearland Heritage Society.


Pearland is a city located in the county of Brazoria in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 91,252 and a population density of 758 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 123,562 inhabitants.

The city was created 130 years ago in 1893.

Pearland is a city located in the Houston metropolitan area within Brazoria County, Texas. With over 123,000 residents, it is one of the fastest growing cities in Greater Houston.


Pearland was established in 1893 as an agricultural community focused on pear orchards, grains, and cattle ranching. Into the 1960s it had only about 1,500 residents.

The nearby Johnson Space Center then spurred rapid suburban growth, especially as Houston expanded. Pearland incorporated as a city in 1959 and has seen its population boom since the 1970s.


Many residents commute to Houston for work, drawn by Pearland's quality schools, amenities, and more affordable housing. However, the city also has a strong economic base.

Major employers are the Pearland ISD, Walmart, Pearland Medical Center, City of Pearland, and Baker Hughes. New master-planned communities continue attracting families and businesses.


Pearland has over 50 public parks with amenities ranging from skate parks to disc golf. The Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium is a sprawling new indoor sports complex.

Popular events are the Pearland Crawfish Festival and weekly Pearland Town Center concerts. The Pearland Little League fields future baseball stars at the expansive Hardcastle Park.


Pearland has successfully balanced rapid growth with preserving small-town charm and a strong sense of community. With an enviable location in metro Houston, Pearland continues thriving as an appealing suburb.

Pearland locator map
Location of Pearland on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Pearland

Population : 123,562 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Brazoria County
Postal code : 77588, 77584, 77581
Area : 120.45 km2
Official name : Pearland
Altitude : 49 feet / 15 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1894 (130 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00, UTC−05:00, Central Time Zone
Local time : 04:59:19 (14th June 2024)
Density : 1,026 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 26.15% (2010-2020)
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Pearland is located at 29°33'49"N 95°17'10"W (29.5635700, -95.2860500).

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The population of Pearland increased by 26.15% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 91,252 - census
2011 96,271 5.21% estimation process
2012 99,283 3.03% estimation process
2013 102,832 3.45% estimation process
2014 106,027 3.01% estimation process
2015 111,267 4.71% estimation process
2016 115,926 4.02% estimation process
2017 119,312 2.84% estimation process
2018 121,424 1.74% estimation process
2019 122,460 0.85% estimation process
2020 123,562 0.89% estimation process

Pearland zip code is 77581. County name: Brazoria, County fips: 48039

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People born in Pearland (9)

People born in Pearland, including writer Donald Miller, football player Cyril Obiozor, politician Randy Weber, .


Schools in Pearland

College & universities near Pearland, TX

Code Name City ZIP
227748 Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Houston Houston (TX) 77061
488989 Paul Mitchell the School-Webster Webster (TX) 77598-0000
451857 Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus Webster (TX) 77598
440776 Interactive College of Technology Pasadena (TX) 77502
383792 Houston Training School-Gulfgate Houston (TX) 77087

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Pearland, TX

Code Name Address Type
HOG Houston, TX 2121 Main Street BUS
HOS Houston 902 Washington Ave. RAIL
GLS Galveston (Texas Eagle Bus), Texas 25th St. and Strand St. BUS
PVW Prairie View, TX 44814 US Highway 290 Business \r\n BUS

Post offices near Pearland

Post Office Name City ZIP
Pearland Post Office Pearland (TX) 77581
Silver Lak Post Office Pearland (TX) 77584
Windmill Post Office Houston (TX) 77075
Friendswood Post Office Friendswood (TX) 77546
Genoa Post Office Houston (TX) 77034

Other cities in Brazoria County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Brazoria County , TX. (more)

City Name Population Title
Alvin 27,140 City in Brazoria County, Texas, United States
Lake Jackson 27,063 City in Brazoria County, Texas, United States
Angleton 19,521 City in Texas, USA
Manvel 13,867 City in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, United States of America
Freeport 12,126 City in Texas
Clute 11,724 City in Brazoria County, Texas, United States
Richwood 4,015 City in West Virginia, United States
West Columbia 3,830 City in Texas, United States
Sweeny 3,618 City in Brazoria County, Texas, United States
Brazoria 3,063 City in Texas, USA
Wild Peach Village 2,452 Census designated place
Jones Creek 2,062 City in Brazoria County, Texas, United States of America
Iowa Colony 1,822 Village in the United States
Danbury 1,757 City in Texas
Brookside Village 1,582 City in Brazoria County, Texas, United States
Holiday Lakes 1,225 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Pearland distances to largest Texas cities