Pearland is a city within the US state of Texas within the Houston – the Woodlands – sugar land metropolitan area. A major portion of the city is in Brazoria County with some portions extending into Fort Bend and Harris counties. The city had a population of 91,252 according to the 2010 census. The population rose by 37,640 from the census conducted in 2000. The population growth rate from 2002-2010 was 142%, which ranked Pearland As the 15th fastest-growing city within the US during this period as compared with other cities with a population of 10,000 or more in 2000. This is the third-largest city in Houston MSA and during the period from 2000-2010, it was ranked as the fastest-growing city in Houston MSA along with receiving the ranking of the second-fastest-growing city in Texas. The population of Pearlland rose to an estimated 108,821 by the year 2015.