Pasadena, Texas Population 2019

Pasadena is located in Harris County, Texas as part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. Named for Pasadena, California, it's the second largest city in Harris County, and the seventeenth most populous overall in the state of Texas. In 2019, Pasadena, Texas has an estimated population of 152,000.

Diversity

Pasadena is a Hispanic-majority city. According to a new Pew Research study (https://patch.com/texas/houstonheights/houstons-undocumented-immigrant-population-tops-575-000-pew-research), it's estimated that there are 1 million undocumented immigrants in Texas with almost 600,000 of them in the Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area, including Pasadena.

History

Prior to Europeans settling on the area near Galveston Bay, various native tribes like the Akokisa had inhabited it. Following the declaration of Mexican independence from Spain, Mexico offered land grants to settlers from both Mexico and the United States in order to colonize Texas, its northernmost territory. This brought in a rapid wave of settlement around the Galveston Bay area.

After a coup in the Mexican government in 1835, Texas revolted against Mexico. The last battle of the Texas Revolution took place in 1836, near modern-day Pasadena. Due to this being the final conflict leading to the Mexican surrender, Pasadena has adopted the nickname the “Birthplace of Texas.”

The year 1900 saw The Great Galveston hurricane, the deadliest natural disaster in United States history at the time, bring heavy damage to Pasadena, and destroying Galveston completely. Many Galveston refugees moved to Pasadena, and amongst the vast donations from the newly created Red Cross were millions of strawberry plants, leading to Pasadena becoming a major producer of fruit.

The following year saw the beginning of the Texas Oil Boom, and the discovery of an oil field in nearby Goose Creek. This lead to ever petroleum exploration around the area, and by 1917 to 1920, refinery operations had made their way to Pasadena. The onset of World Wars I and II helped spur increased industrial development in the region, and Pasadena surpassed even Houston in terms of growth rate.

Pasadena voted in 1923 to incorporate, however in the following year residents decided to cancel the process. It was not until 5 years later in 1928 that Pasadena finally did incorporate, and as a result of this was not incorporated into Houston when it annexed surrounded unincorporated areas.

Population Growth

Post World War II, Pasadena saw a huge growth in population of just over 20%, from 3,436 in 1940 to 22,483. 1960 saw this rise to 58,737, and this only continued to rise. 50 years later, in 1990, Pasadena saw a more than 3,000% increase from 3,436 to 119,363. After another boom of over 22,000 people in the 2000s, growth has started to slow, and since 2014 has had a year on year decline.

Pasadena, Texas's estimated population is 153,219 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Pasadena, Texas is the 19th largest city in Texas based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3512.66 people/mi² (1356.24 people/km²).

The overall median age is 31.3 years, 30 years for males, and 32.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.4 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 53,817 households in the city, with an average size of 3.13 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.7%, with a median rent of $867/month. The median house has 4.9 rooms, and has a value of $108,700.

The median income for households in Pasadena, Texas is $50,207, while the mean household income is $66,618.

Pasadena Tx Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pasadena Tx was:

  • White: 85.64%
  • Other race: 6.75%
  • Black or African American: 2.63%
  • Two or more races: 1.94%
  • Asian: 1.87%
  • Native American: 1.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
LatLng(29.6911, -95.2091)
Rank in State19th
StateTexas
CountyHarris County
Time ZoneCentral Time Zone
Land Area (km²)112.97 (43.62 mi²)
Water Area (km²)3.62 (1.40 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID4856000
Density (km²)1,356.24
Density (mi²)3,512.66
Area Code(s)281 / 713 / 832
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018153,219-749-0.49%
2017153,968-664-0.43%
2016154,63280.01%
2015154,6241150.07%
2014154,5099290.60%
2013153,5808900.58%
2012152,6901,5311.01%
2011151,1591,6301.09%
2010149,5297,8550.54%
2000141,67422,3111.73%
1990119,3636,8030.59%
1980112,56022,6032.27%
197089,95731,2204.35%
196058,73736,25410.08%
195022,48319,04720.66%
19403,4360.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White131,802
Some Other Race10,390
Black or African American4,050
Two or More Races2,979
Asian2,884
American Indian and Alaska Native1,719
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander85

Pasadena Tx Population Pyramid 2019

Pasadena Tx Median Age

31.3


Total

30


Male

32.4


Female

Pasadena Tx Adults

There are 107,611 adults, (14,546 of whom are seniors) in Pasadena Tx.

Pasadena Tx Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pasadena Tx Sex Ratio

Female

76,408

49.64%

Male

77,501

50.36%

Pasadena Tx Households and Families

Pasadena Tx Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pasadena Tx Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.2%29.8%
All53.3%46.7%
Male40%60%
Non Family38.7%61.3%
Female33.9%66.1%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All48,9313.1353.3
Married23,8273.8270.2
Non Family13,2441.2738.7
Female8,3193.8433.9
Male3,5413.740

3.7

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pasadena Tx Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13,98915.27%
9th to 12th Grade12,41113.55%
High School Graduate27,69230.23%
Some College18,69220.40%
Associates Degree5,6126.13%
Bachelors Degree9,27310.12%
Graduate Degree3,9484.31%

Pasadena Tx Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic54,63431,9763,694
White31,86428,7707,702
Other Race6,0393,532387
Asian2,3222,0421,318
Black1,9881,680176
Multiple Races1,209959200
Native American94358286
Islander3313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.76%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,262$40,406$23,497
Less Than High School$22,216$30,021$14,637
High School Grad$31,063$40,443$21,843
Some College$35,784$45,747$27,171
Bachelors Degree$54,296$68,611$49,398
Graduate Degree$74,787$87,227$58,625

$32,262

Average Earnings

$40,406

Average Male

$23,497

Average Female

Pasadena Tx Language

Pasadena Tx Language by Age

Pasadena Tx Language

55.72% of Pasadena Tx residents speak only English, while 44.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 41.81% of the population.

Pasadena Tx Poverty

Pasadena Tx Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic103,54822,77822.00%
White41,1924,79111.63%
Other10,3801,91918.49%
Black3,8491,45837.88%
Multiple2,94157819.65%
Native1,70939222.94%
Asian2,87937012.85%
Islander851517.65%

19.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.11%

Male Poverty Rate

21.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pasadena Tx

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pasadena Tx is Black, with 37.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pasadena Tx is White, with 11.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.24%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.68%
High School14.61%
Some College9.55%
Bachelors or Greater4.89%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.31%
Male Unemployed24.68%
Female Employed11.07%
Male Employed8.62%

Pasadena Tx Income

Pasadena Tx Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,207$66,618
Families$54,913$72,685
Married Families$67,631$87,487
Non Families$30,923$44,922

Pasadena Tx Marital Status

Pasadena Tx Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Pasadena Tx Married by Age and Sex

Pasadena Tx Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Pasadena Tx Marital Status by Race

Pasadena Tx Veterans

5,929

Number of Veterans

5,414

Male Veterans

515

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,083
Second Gulf War1,455
First Gulf War732
Korea636
World War II195
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,379
35 to 541,238
75+1,155
18 to 341,083
55 to 641,074

Pasadena Tx Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,4185.86%
Hispanic1,7022.55%
Other2102.83%
Black1214.91%
2 or More1016.54%
Asian512.08%
Indian282.37%

Pasadena Tx Veterans by Education

5.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pasadena Tx Employment Status

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Pasadena Tx Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

60.46%

Born in Texas

74.14%

Native Born

25.86%

Foreign Born

17.88%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

74.14% of Pasadena Tx residents were born in the United States, with 60.46% having been born in Texas. 17.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.