Introduction to Pearland, Texas

Pearland, Texas, in Brazoria county, is 10 miles SW of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 14 miles S of Houston, Texas. Part of the surrounding Brazoria metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Pearland is home to some 37,640 residents.

Pearland History

Pearland was first settled in the late 1880s when the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railways were extending their lines. Originally, the region was known as Mark Belt. The first post office of the area was established in 1893. In the same year, the city was renamed Pearland. It was so named due to the abundance of pear trees in the region. In fact, some of the local developers also promoted the area as the "agricultural Eden".

Pearland and nearby Attractions

  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum
  • Houston Zoo
  • Downtown Aquarium at Houston
  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center
  • Moody Gardens

Things To Do In Pearland

Pearland has several parks and open spaces including McLean Road Park, Independence Park, and Dads Club Community Park. You can pay a visit to the Jacksonville Public Library during your stay in the city. The Houston Zoological Gardens, Bayou Wildlife Park, and Children's Museum of Houston are also worth visiting. In addition, the city offers easy access to Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, AstroWorld, San Jacinto Monument and Museum, Battleship Texas State Historical Site, and Moody Gardens.

Pearland Transportation

William P. Hobby Airport is very close to the city.

Pearland Higher Education

San Jacinto College-South Campus and Alvin Community College are among the nearby colleges.


Total Population 97,427
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 8.6%
Employed Population 16+ 50,251
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 61.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.7%
Median Earnings25+ $56,485
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,261
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,003


Median Family Income $105,903
% Above Poverty Level 95.1%
% Below Poverty Level 4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 18.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,158
Median House Value $179,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 6.8%

Pearland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SW of Pasadena, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles S of Houston, Texas
County Brazoria
Standard Zip Codes 77581, 77584
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77588
Phone Area Codes 281
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.563
Longitude -95.285

Pearland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 61 to 79 F
Jul Temp 75 to 94 F
Oct Temp 62 to 82 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 59 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches

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Location Population Median Family Income
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