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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population106,238
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens9.2%
Employed Population 16+54,297
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married62.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.7%
Median Earnings25+$57,776
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,446
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,271

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,468
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone18.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,218
Median House Value$194,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.5%
German9.3%
Irish6.7%
English5.8%
French Except Basque2.4%
Italian2%
Czech1.5%
West Indian1.5%
Scottish1.3%
Polish1.2%
Jamaican1.2%
African1.2%
Dutch0.6%
Nigerian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Arab0.3%
Greek0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Pearland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brazoria County
Standard Zip Codes77584, 77581
P.O. Box Zip Codes77588
Phone Area Codes713
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.55
Approximate Longitude-95.35

Pearland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 94 F
Oct Temp62 to 82 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationSUGAR LAND
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
StationTHOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp59 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookside Village1,706$74,712
Friendswood38,272$116,496
Iowa Colony1,297$74,615
Manvel7,402$88,477
Pasadena153,286$53,145
South Houston17,474$45,462

Pearland Public Schools

Alexander Middle
3001 Old Alvin Rd
ZIP: 77581
(832) 736-6700
Middle
Total Enrollment 691
Barbara Cockrell El
3500 Mchard Rd
ZIP: 77581
(832) 736-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 846
C J Harris El
2314 Schleider Dr
ZIP: 77581
(281) 485-4024
Primary
Total Enrollment 731
Challenger El
9434 Hughes Ranch Rd
ZIP: 77581
(281) 485-7912
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
E A Lawhon El
5810 Brookside Rd
ZIP: 77581
(281) 412-1445
Primary
Total Enrollment 690
Glenda Dawson H S
2050 Cullen Blvd
ZIP: 77581
(281) 727-1600
High
Total Enrollment 2257
Leon H Sablatura Middle
2201 N Galveston Ave
ZIP: 77581
(281) 412-1500
Middle
Total Enrollment 805
New J H
1928 N Main
ZIP: 77581
(281) 485-3203
Pace Center
2314 Old Alvin Rd
ZIP: 77581
(281) 412-5199
High
Total Enrollment 128
Pearland H S
3775 S Main St
ZIP: 77581
(281) 997-7445
High
Total Enrollment 2920
Pearland J H East
2315 Old Alvin Rd
ZIP: 77581
(281) 485-2481
Middle
Total Enrollment 674
Pearland J H West
2337 N Galveston Ave
ZIP: 77581
(281) 412-1222
Middle
Total Enrollment 848
Rustic Oak El
1302 Rustic Ln
ZIP: 77581
(281) 482-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Sam Jamison Middle
2506 Woody Rd
ZIP: 77581
(281) 412-1440
Middle
Total Enrollment 814
Shadycrest El
2405 Shady Bend Dr
ZIP: 77581
(281) 412-1404
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Berry Miller J H
3301 Manvel Rd
ZIP: 77584
(281) 997-3900
Middle
Total Enrollment 961
Glenn York El
2720 Kingsley Dr
ZIP: 77584
(281) 245-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 786
H C Carleston El
3010 Harkey Rd
ZIP: 77584
(281) 412-1412
Primary
Total Enrollment 787
Laura Ingalls Wilder
2225 Kingsley
ZIP: 77584
(281) 245-3090
Primary
Total Enrollment 722
Magnolia El
5350 Magnolia
ZIP: 77584
(281) 727-1750
Primary
Total Enrollment 808
Mary Burks Marek El
1947 Kirby Dr
ZIP: 77584
(281) 245-3232
Primary
Total Enrollment 815
Massey Ranch El
3900 Manvel Rd
ZIP: 77584
(281) 727-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 721
Nolan Ryan J H
11500 Shadow Creek Pkwy
ZIP: 77584
(281) 245-3210
Middle
Total Enrollment 1232
Pearland J H South
4719 Bailey Rd
ZIP: 77584
(281) 727-1500
Middle
Total Enrollment 802
Robert Turner College And Career H S
4717 Bailey Rd
ZIP: 77584
(281) 485-3203
High
Total Enrollment 848
Rogers Middle
3121 Manvel
ZIP: 77584
(832) 736-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 889
Shadow Creek H S
11850 Braodway
ZIP: 77584
(281) 388-1130
Silvercrest El
3003 Southwyck Pkwy
ZIP: 77584
(713) 436-2245
Primary
Total Enrollment 803
Silverlake El
2550 Co Rd Ninety
ZIP: 77584
(713) 436-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 718

Pearland Private Schools

Montessori School Of Downtown
2121 N Grand Blvd
ZIP: 77581
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Primrose School Of Pearland Parkway
2240 Pearland Pkwy
ZIP: 77581
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Helen Catholic School
2213 Old Alvin Rd
ZIP: 77581
Elementary
Total Enrollment 238
Tottenberry's Private School
7302 Broadway St
ZIP: 77581
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Montessori School Of Downtown Silverlake
2525 County Road 90
ZIP: 77584
Elementary
Total Enrollment 111
Pearland Heritage Christian Academy
12005 County Road 59
ZIP: 77584
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Primrose School Of Pearland
2350 County Road 94
ZIP: 77584
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Silverline Montessori
2505 County Rd 89
ZIP: 77584
Elementary
Total Enrollment 178
Silverline Montessori School - Shadow Creek
2080 Reflection Bay Dr
ZIP: 77584
Elementary
Total Enrollment 135
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