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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Pearland is a suburb of Houston with a population of 117,867. Pearland is in Brazoria County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Pearland offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pearland there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Pearland and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Pearland are highly rated.
About Pearland...
Population
117,867

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$224,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,357
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Pearland Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    31.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    19
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    195.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,362.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Pearland

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$102,891
National
$55,322
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Pearland is a wonderful town located southeast of Houston. It offers an easy commute, beautiful parks and is very family oriented. On Friday nights it is common to have stands full of spectators watching the football game. Likewise, Pearland pours into the stands on away games as well. In addition to sports, the arts are well supported too. It was quite an honor to have the Pride of Pearland, the Pearland High School’s marching band in the 2020 Rose Parade. It was a team effort to take such a large group on such an amazing trip. For months various businesses hosted “spirit nights” donating a portion of the proceeds to the trip. Pearland is a place where family can lay down roots. If you are looking for a place to call home, Pearland is definitely worth considering!
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I personally grew up in Pearland and have been living here ever since. I am about to leave Pearland in a month for college, and I will deeply miss this city. This city has one of the best communities I have ever seen, with there being tons of organizations to be a part of! The Pearland Independent School District really values the education and safety of the students, which is something I am incredibly grateful for! It is really amazing to see how Pearland started off as a small city but then quickly grew and expanded! Overall, I truly have loved my experience living in Pearland!
Pearland is the cutest little town in all of Texas! When I moved here from Florida, Pearland was a fairly small place. Over the past couple of years, however, its population has grown! Pearland now houses every store and restaurant you can think of and the residents are all generally nice people! Pearland has a relaxed, laid-back feeling about it. There isn't one area of town that is dangerous or risky to drive through or visit. However, if you live here, many people outside of Pearland will pronounce your hometown as, "Pearl-land!"