is a city located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the metropolitan area and is in the counties of Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Harris. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city population was 37,640. As of 2008, Pearland is estimated to have a population of 90,700 according to city limit signs. . By 2011, Pearland is expected to have 96,000 residents .
The city's name is pronounced "pear" land (like the fruit), not "peer-land" or "pearl-land".
fastest growing suburb in the nation. It is therefore the fastest growing suburb in the Greater Houston area, and the 10
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 39.4 square miles (101.9 km²), of which, 39.3 square miles (101.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.08%) is water.