Portions of the city extend north into Harris County, and a smaller portion extends west into Fort Bend County.
The city is bordered by Houston and Brookside Village to the north, by Manvel to the south, and by Friendswood to the east. According to the United States Census Bureau, Pearland has a total area of 47.5 square miles (122.9 km a 142% increase over the 2000 population of 37,640.
Alan Parker Properties LP represented the seller, Carolyn and Frank Wenglar, in the .95 million land sale.
Metro, which currently operates 29 Park and Rides throughout Harris County, said that the new facility will give Brazoria County residents another option for traveling to the Texas Medical Center and other downtown Houston destinations.
In the 1990s, home developers began buying large tracts of land, changing the geography of the city. The historic town center of Pearland is at the intersection of Texas State Highway 35/Main and Broadway.
West Pearland has a lot of suburban development, while East Pearland has older houses and, according to Maggie Galehouse of the Houston Chronicle, Pearland's "rural roots still show" in the east side.
288 and FM 518 in the Pearland area for a future "Park and Ride" facility.The Merit project, 118,000 square feet (11,000 m Pearland was one of two Texas cities to average double-digit growth in retail sales from 2004 to 2009, and its retail market was the state's fastest growing over the five-year periods ending 2009, 2010, and 2011.Eighty-three percent of Pearland is residential, which is a major contributing factor to the high population.The City of Pearland stated in 2009 that the estimated population in the city limits was 91,000, and that city population and the population of nearby unincorporated areas, including Country Place and Silverlake, was 125,000 altogether. Residents harvested fruit and vegetables such as cantaloupes, corn, figs, pears and watermelons.In the 1930s and 1940s Pearland had many dance halls and beer joints that entertained people from the Hastings and Manvel oil fields.The racial makeup of the city as of the 2010 Census was 62.0% White, 16.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 12.4% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 6.0% from "some other race", and 2.7% "two or more races".The Hispanic or Latino population, including persons of any race, was 20.5% of the total, and non-Hispanic whites made up 48.8%.of 2000, there had been 37,640 people, 13,192 households, and 10,659 families residing in the city.The population density was 957.0 people per square mile (369.5/km²). Pearland's population growth rate from 2000 to 2010 was 142 percent, which ranked Pearland as the 15th-fastest-growing city in the U. during that time period, compared to other cities with a population of 10,000 or greater in 2000.Pearland is the third-largest city in the Houston MSA, and from 2000 to 2010, ranked as the fastest-growing city in the Houston MSA and the second-fastest-growing city in Texas.