Pasadena, Texas

Pasadena: The second most populous city in Harris County, Texas. It is located in the northeastern part of the county. Pasadena is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the University of Houston and the Miller Outdoor Theatre.

About

Pasadena is a city located in the county of Harris in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 149,043. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 149,440 inhabitants.

The city was created 138 years ago in 1885.

Pasadena is a city located in Harris County in southeast Texas, east of Houston. With a population of over 150,000, it is the second largest city in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.

History

The area was first inhabited by the Akokisa Native American tribe before Spanish settlers arrived in the 16th century. Pasadena has its origins as a settlement named "Old Town" founded around 1884. It adopted the name Pasadena in 1895 after the city in California.

Pasadena incorporated as a city in 1928 as an agricultural and oil town. Rapid growth took off by the 1970s as Houston expanded eastward.

Economy

Pasadena's key industries today include petroleum, petrochemical, shipping, and healthcare. Major employers are the Pasadena Refining System, Bayshore Medical Center, and UniFirst Corporation.

New development like the construction of Town Square Plaza provide shopping, dining, and recreation. Pasadena's location on the Houston Ship Channel also makes it an important port city.

Attractions

Popular sites in Pasadena include:

  • The Pasadena Convention Center and NRG Arena entertainment venue
  • Armstrong Park and Venice Street Park for recreation
  • Pasadena Strawberry Festival celebrating community heritage
  • San Jacinto College - Central Campus

Overall, Pasadena provides economic opportunity and suburban living within Greater Houston's expanding metro region.

Pasadena locator map
Location of Pasadena on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Pasadena

Population : 149,440 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Harris County
Postal code : 91101, 91191
Phone Area Codes : 626
Official name : Pasadena
Water as percent of area : 0.68%
Land as percent of area : 99.32%
Altitude : 863 feet / 263 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1886 (138 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone
Local time : 08:25:50 (18th June 2024)
Population growth : 0.27% (2010-2020)
Pasadena City Hall 2 image
Pasadena City Hall 2
Pasadena City Hall 2 image

Geography

Pasadena is located at 29°41'28"N 95°12'33"W (29.6910600, -95.2091000). It has 2 neighbors: Los Angeles and Sierra Madre.

Pasadena map

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Pasadena has 2 neighbours.

  • Los Angeles The second most populous city in the United States and the center of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It is located on the coast of Southern California, at the head of the Santa Monica Bay. Los Angeles is a major center for the entertainment industry and is home to many Hollywood studios.
  • Sierra Madre city in California

Demographics

The population of Pasadena increased by 0.27% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 149,043 - census
2011 151,156 1.4% estimation process
2012 152,662 0.99% estimation process
2013 153,532 0.57% estimation process
2014 154,447 0.59% estimation process
2015 154,530 0.05% estimation process
2016 154,525 -0% estimation process
2017 153,858 -0.43% estimation process
2018 152,733 -0.74% estimation process
2019 151,227 -1% estimation process
2020 149,440 -1.2% estimation process

Pasadena zip code is 77502. County name: Harris, County fips: 48201

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People born in Pasadena (200)

People born in Pasadena, including computer pioneer Charles P. Thacker, economist Thomas J. Sargent, American-Canadian swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, world champion, world record-holder Missy Franklin, .

List

  • Brandon Soo Hoo (Chinese-American SAG-Aftra Actor) he was born in 02/11/1995
  • Sally Field (American actress) she was born in 06/11/1946
  • Sophia Bush (American actress) she was born in 08/07/1982
  • Julia Child (American chef) she was born in 15/08/1912
  • Christian Serratos (American actress) she was born in 21/09/1990
  • Kathleen Quinlan (American actress) she was born in 19/11/1954
  • Octavia E. Butler (American science fiction writer (1947-2006)) she was born in 22/06/1947
  • Christy Canyon (American movie actress) she was born in 17/06/1966
  • Chris Kinard (badminton player) he was born in 08/11/1950
  • Summer Bishil (actress) she was born in 17/07/1988
  • Kirsten Vangsness (American actress) she was born in 07/07/1972
  • Richard Bellis (American composer) he was born in 03/04/1946
  • Jennifer Lyons (American actress) she was born in 06/08/1977
  • Ruben Douglas (Panamanian-American professional basketball player, born 1979) he was born in 30/10/1979
  • Bill Richardson (politician and governor from the United States) he was born in 15/11/1947
  • Cody Cameron (American director and storyboard artist) he was born in 12/10/1970
  • James Deen (American movie actor, director, producer and blogger) he was born in 07/02/1986
  • Aden Meinel (American astronomer) he was born in 25/11/1922

Schools in Pasadena

College & universities near Pasadena, TX

Code Name City ZIP
440776 Interactive College of Technology Pasadena (TX) 77502
228866 Texas Chiropractic College Foundation Inc Pasadena (TX) 77505-1699
227748 Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Houston Houston (TX) 77061
383792 Houston Training School-Gulfgate Houston (TX) 77087
380067 Houston Training School-Main Campus Houston (TX) 77026

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Pasadena, TX

Code Name Address Type
HOS Houston 902 Washington Ave. RAIL
HOG Houston, TX 2121 Main Street BUS
GLS Galveston (Texas Eagle Bus), Texas 25th St. and Strand St. BUS
PVW Prairie View, TX 44814 US Highway 290 Business \r\n BUS
BMT Beaumont 2555 W. Cedar Street RAIL

Post offices near Pasadena

Post Office Name City ZIP
John Foster Post Office Pasadena (TX) 77502
Pasadena Post Office Pasadena (TX) 77501
South Houston Post Office South Houston (TX) 77587
Park Pla Post Office Houston (TX) 77017
Galena Park Post Office Galena Park (TX) 77547

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Pasadena , California The second most populous city in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the San Gabriel Valley region of California. Pasadena is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the California Institute of Technology and the Norton Simon Museum. with a population of 141,045 people.

Other cities in Harris County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Harris County , TX. (more)

City Name Population Title
Houston 2,316,120 The fourth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Houston metropolitan area.
Baytown 77,288 The most populous city in Harris County, Texas.
Atascocita 65,844 Census designated place
Spring 54,298 Census-designated place in Harris County, Texas, United States
Channelview 38,289 Census designated place
La Porte 35,775 City in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States of America
Deer Park 32,913 City in Harris County, Texas, United States
Katy 23,889 City in Texas, United States; within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area
Cloverleaf 22,942 Census designated place
Bellaire 18,906 Village in Belmont County, Ohio, United States
Brownwood 18,208 City in Texas, United States of America
South Houston 17,446 City in Harris County, Texas, United States
Aldine 15,869 Census designated place
Humble 15,539 City in Texas
West University Place 15,496 City in Harris County, Texas, U.
Seabrook 13,879 City in Texas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Pasadena distances to largest Texas cities