Living, Working and Visiting Pasadena, Texas

Pasadena, Texas is a city of approximately 150,000 people that sits only 14 miles from Houston. Pasadena is within 15 miles of two major airports as well as being less than a day's drive from the Gulf Coast. Despite its size and close proximity to Houston, Pasadena has been extremely successful at keeping crime under control. The city has seen a healthy and gradual increase in population since the 1970's.

Climate in Pasadena

One of the reasons that so many people stay in Pasadena is the favorable climate, which includes little to no annual snow fall each winter. The city tends to get above average amounts of rain, but that is offset by its favorable temperatures. The humidity levels are slightly above average, but that is countered by the persistent breeze that the city gets all year round.

Living in Pasadena

There is an even 50/50 split between males and females in Pasadena. The median age in Pasadena is 31, which is ten years younger than the Texas state median. The population is 62 percent Hispanic, 33 percent Caucasian, two percent Asian, two percent African American, with the remaining one percent being Native American and Hawaiian. Every seven out of 10 residents of Pasadena is a high school graduate with 13 percent of those students going on to get a college education. It is estimated that 25 percent of the population is single and 57 percent is married.

Visiting Pasadena

Pasadena has taken great pains to preserve its history for visitors to enjoy. Some of the more prominent museums in the city include the Pasadena Historical Museum, the Armand Bayou Nature Center and the Bay Area Museum. Pasadena also has an annual Strawberry Festival that has been attracting well over 50,000 people per year for the last several years. The city also has public swimming pools, tennis courts, parks, nature trails and golf courses for the public to enjoy.

Working in Pasadena

Construction is by far the most active industry in Pasadena with 23 percent of the population being employed in some construction capacity. Some of the other popular industries in Pasadena include chemical manufacturing, technical services and food services. Some of the more common occupations include electronics maintenance, sales, truck driving and construction laborer. The median household income in Pasadena is approximately $40,000 per year, which is up from $37,000 in 2000. The unemployment rate in Pasadena has remained consistent at 8.5 percent since 2000, which is slightly higher than the Texas state average.