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Overview

Introduction to Pasadena, Texas

Pasadena is a Texas city located about 14 miles southeast of Houston in Harris County. The city is serviced by several thoroughfares, including Texas State Highway 225 (known as the Pasadena Freeway), Interstate I-45, and the Sam Houston Tollway. Pasadena is bordered by Deer Park (to the east) and Jacinto City (to the north). The city is home to San Jacinto College, the University of Houston at Clear Lake and the Texas Chiropractic College.

Founded in 1893, Pasadena was named for Pasadena, California, due to its lush vegetation and the similarities in natural beauty between the two cities. The advent of the La Porte, Houston and Northern Railroad in 1894 opened the area for development as a farming community. After the devastating Galveston hurricane of 1900, Clara Barton of the American Red Cross purchased over a million strawberry plants for Gulf Coast farmers, quickly establishing Pasadena as the strawberry capital of the region. Incorporated in 1928, Pasadena slowly transitioned from a farming economy to an industrial one. By the time of World War II, a major increase in the ship-channel industries solidified the transition in the city's economy. Employment in Pasadena today is still closely linked to the ship-channel industries as well as the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in adjacent Clear Lake.

Pasadena Attractions

Pasadena has several museums, including the Pasadena Historical Museum and the Bay Area Museum. The Armand Bayou Nature Center is one of the largest urban wildlife and wilderness preserves in the nation. Pasadena also has a community theater, the Pasadena Little Theatre, which is one of the oldest continuously operating community theatres in the Houston area. The Pasadena Rodeo and Livestock Show is a yearly showcase event sanctioned by World Class Rodeo (WCR) which provides rodeo fans the opportunity to see world class athletes and livestock. A signature event in Pasadena is the annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival, which features live entertainment, arts and crafts, a carnival midway, and lots of strawberries. Some of nearby Houston's premiere attractions include the following:

  • The Children's Museum of Houston
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Houston Zoo
  • Houston Museum of Fine Arts
  • The Museum of Health and Medical Science
  • Six Flags Astroworld
  • Space Center Houston

Also in Houston are several major-league professional sports teams. These include the following:

  • Houston Astros (Major League Baseball)
  • Houston Texans (National Football League)
  • Houston Rockets (National Basketball Association)
  • Houston Dynamo (Major League Soccer)
  • Houston Comets (Women's National Basketball Association)
  • Houston Aeros (American Hockey League)

Demographics

People

Total Population153,909
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens9.5%
Employed Population 16+64,378
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.4%
Median Earnings25+$32,262
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,216
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,063

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,913
% Above Poverty Level80.7%
% Below Poverty Level19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone22.1%
Median Gross Rent$867
Median House Value$108,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.5%
German5.3%
Irish4.1%
English3.1%
French Except Basque1.6%
African1.2%
Italian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Polish0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Czech0.5%
Norwegian0.3%
Russian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Israeli0.1%
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Pasadena Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harris County
Standard Zip Codes77502, 77503, 77504, 77505, 77506, 77507
P.O. Box Zip Codes77501, 77508
Phone Area Codes713, 281
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.66
Approximate Longitude-95.15

Pasadena Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 94 F
Oct Temp62 to 82 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationHOUSTON SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp40 to 63 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationHOUSTON BUSH INTL AP
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp59 to 82 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookside Village2,005$82,563
Deer Park33,748$91,360
Galena Park11,103$45,332
Jacinto City10,748$35,884
Pearland113,693$112,055
South Houston17,563$47,049

Pasadena Public Libraries

Pasadena Public Library
1201 JEFF GINN MEMORIAL DR
Pasadena, Texas
(713) 477-0276

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Pasadena Hospitals

Patients Medical Center
(Proprietary)
4600 East Sam Houston Parkway South
(713) 948-7000
Pristine Hospital Of Pasadena
(Proprietary)
1004 Seymour Street
St. Luke's Patients Medical Center
(Proprietary)
4600 East Sam Houston Parkway South
Kindred Hospital Bay Area
(Proprietary)
4801 East Sam Houston Parkway South
Surgery Specialty Hospitals Of America Southeast Houston
(Proprietary)
4301-b Vista Rd.
Bayshore Medical Center
(Proprietary)
4000 Spencer Highway

Pasadena Public Schools

New H S
5351 S Shaver
ZIP: 77034
(713) 740-0000
Bailey Elementary
2707 Lafferty Rd
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0528
Primary
Total Enrollment 793
Bobby Shaw Middle
1200 Houston Ave
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-5909
Middle
Total Enrollment 825
Career & Technical H S
1515 Cherrybrook Ln
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0000
High
Fisher Elementary
2920 Watters Rd
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0552
Primary
Total Enrollment 922
Guidance Center
310 Bayshore
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0792
Other
Mae Smythe El
2202 Pasadena Blvd
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0656
Primary
Total Enrollment 707
New Int
1515 Cherrybrook
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0000
New Middle - Gilley's
1515 Cherrybrook Ln
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0000
New Middle - Queens
1515 Cherrybrook Ln
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0000
New Middle - Southbelt
1515 Cherrybrook Ln
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0000
Park View Intermediate
3003 Dabney Dr
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0460
Middle
Total Enrollment 960
Queens Intermediate
1112 Queens Rd
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0470
Middle
Total Enrollment 698
Sam Rayburn H S
2121 Cherrybrook Ln
ZIP: 77502
(713) 477-3601
High
Total Enrollment 2995
South Shaver Elementary
2020 S Shaver
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0842
Primary
Total Enrollment 700
Southmore Int
2000 Patricia Ln
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0550
Middle
Total Enrollment 855
Sparks Elementary
2503 E Southmore
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0744
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Williams Elementary
1522 Scarborough Ln
ZIP: 77502
(713) 740-0776
Primary
Total Enrollment 819
Community School
1838 A E Sam Houston Pkwy S
ZIP: 77503
(713) 740-0298
High
Deepwater Elementary
309 Glenmore
ZIP: 77503
(832) 668-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 767
Deepwater Jr High
501 Glenmore
ZIP: 77503
(832) 668-7600
Middle
Total Enrollment 626
Early Childhood Center
401 Glenmore
ZIP: 77503
(832) 668-8390
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Golden Acres El
5232 Sycamore
ZIP: 77503
(713) 740-0600
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Keller Middle
3102 San Augustine
ZIP: 77503
(713) 740-5284
Middle
Total Enrollment 725
Mcmasters El
1011 Bennett Dr
ZIP: 77503
(713) 740-0640
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Parks El
3302 San Augustine
ZIP: 77503
(713) 740-0680
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Parkwood Elementary
404 Parkwood
ZIP: 77503
(832) 668-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 755
San Jacinto Int
3600 Red Bluff
ZIP: 77503
(713) 740-0480
Middle
Total Enrollment 689
The Summit (high School)
1838 E Sam Houston Pkwy S
ZIP: 77503
(713) 740-0290
High
Total Enrollment 81
The Summit (intermediate)
1838 E Sam Houston Pkwy S
ZIP: 77503
(713) 740-0290
Middle
Total Enrollment 24
Carter Lomax Middle
1519 Genoa Red Bluff Rd
ZIP: 77504
(713) 740-5230
Middle
Total Enrollment 978
Jensen El
3514 Tulip
ZIP: 77504
(713) 740-0608
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Miller Int
1002 Fairmont Pkwy
ZIP: 77504
(713) 740-0450
Middle
Total Enrollment 913
Pasadena Memorial H S
4410 Crenshaw
ZIP: 77504
(281) 991-2440
High
Total Enrollment 3121
Teague El
4200 Crenshaw
ZIP: 77504
(713) 740-0760
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Tegeler Career Center
4949 Burke Rd
ZIP: 77504
(713) 740-0410
Other
Young El
4221 Fox Meadow Ln
ZIP: 77504
(713) 740-0784
Primary
Total Enrollment 782
Bondy Int
5101 Keith Rd
ZIP: 77505
(713) 740-0430
Middle
Total Enrollment 998
Fairmont Elementary
4315 Heathfield
ZIP: 77505
(832) 668-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 809
Fairmont Jr High
4911 Holly Bay Ct
ZIP: 77505
(832) 668-7800
Middle
Total Enrollment 759
Turner El
4333 Lily St
ZIP: 77505
(713) 740-0768
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Vista Academy Of Pasadena
6109 Fairmont Pkwy
ZIP: 77505
(972) 316-3663
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
De Zavala Middle School
101 E Jackson
ZIP: 77506
(713) 740-0544
Middle
Total Enrollment 734
Gardens El
1105 E Harris
ZIP: 77506
(713) 740-0576
Primary
Total Enrollment 632
Jackson Int
1020 E Thomas
ZIP: 77506
(713) 740-0440
Middle
Total Enrollment 726
Kruse El
400 Park Ln
ZIP: 77506
(713) 740-0624
Primary
Total Enrollment 707
Morales Elementary
305 W Harris
ZIP: 77506
(713) 740-0664
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Pasadena High School
206 S Shaver
ZIP: 77506
(713) 740-0310
High
Total Enrollment 2627
Pomeroy El
920 Burke Rd
ZIP: 77506
(713) 740-0696
Primary
Total Enrollment 966
Red Bluff El
416 Bearle St
ZIP: 77506
(713) 740-0704
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Richey El
610 S Richey
ZIP: 77506
(713) 740-0712
Primary
Total Enrollment 919

Pasadena Private Schools

Apostolic Christian Academy
2630 Allen Genoa Rd
ZIP: 77502
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 41
Pueblos Royal Christian School
1600 Pasadena Blvd
ZIP: 77502
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
Faith Christian Academy
3519 Burke Rd
ZIP: 77504
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 73
Asbury Methodist Day School
5354 Space Center Blvd
ZIP: 77505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
First Baptist Christian Academy
7500 Fairmont Pkwy
ZIP: 77505
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 348
St Pius V Catholic School
812 Main St
ZIP: 77506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 203
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