Pearland, TX

Background
The South District of the Church in Houston has been meeting in Pearland since about 2012. Prior to that, there were regular evening table meetings in Pearland, probably since 2008. Pearland is a city just south of Houston. We have about 60-70 on the phone list, with about 30 regularly in the Lord’s Day meetings, and about 10 regularly in the prayer meeting. We have a weekly prayer meeting, a Lord’s Day morning meeting, and home meetings. Pearland has a sizable population, having close to 120,000 in population, and rapidly growing. It is a key residential area for the city of Houston.

The City of Pearland
Pearland is within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. Pearland’s population growth rate from 2000 to 2010 was 142%, which ranked Pearland as the 15th-fastest-growing city in the U.S. 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.

Pearland’s labor force and job base grew substantially with its population growth. The number of jobs in the community grew from 9,169 in 2000 to 17,552 in 2008. The total labor force that resides in the community increased from approximately 20,000 in 2000 to 45,368 in 2010. A majority of the community’s labor force commutes daily into the Texas Medical Center and other employment centers in the region. Pearland also has many people employed by NASA at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Pearland’s workforce and community amenities have made Pearland an attractive location for large medical-related companies seeking new quarters. For more information see City-Data Profile and Official City Website.

City Stats
City Population – 119,940

Campuses
Alvin Community College – 5,000 students
San Jacinto College – 12,000 students
University of Houston—Clear Lake Pearland Campus – 700 students

Contact Person
Ben Fite
benfite@gmail.com
(832) 651-3140

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