According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 39.4square miles (101.9Square kilometers), of which, 39.3square miles (101.9Square kilometers) of it is land and 0.04square miles (0.1Square kilometer) of it (0.08%) is water. In 2007, Forbes Magazine ranked Pearland as the 34th fastest growing suburb in the nation. It is therefore the fastest growing suburb in the Greater Houston area, and the 10th fastest growing in the state of Texas. Pearland (pronounced "pear-land", like the fruit), is a city located along the Gulf Coast region in the US state of Texas within the HoustonSugar LandBaytown metropolitan area and is in the counties of Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Harris. As of the census of 2000, the city's population was 37,640. As of 2008, Pearland is estimated to have a population of 90,700 according to city limit signs. The 2010 census returned a population of 91,252.