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Pasadena, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Pasadena had a population of 156,969 as of July 1, 2016. Pasadena ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pasadena is located at latitude 29.6586 and longitude -95.1506 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pasadena (see map below) encompass a land area of 43.49 sq. miles and a water area of 1.49 sq. miles. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Pasadena (GNIS ID: 2411380) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Pasadena is located within Pasadena Division of Harris County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pasadena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Pasadena, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 156,969
Population in Households 156,124
Population in Familes 134,743
Population in Group Qrtrs 845
Population Density1 3,609
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 50,510
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 37,111
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 56,304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,785 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,725 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,794 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $113,123
Average Home Value $145,444


Median Household Income $46,706
Average Household Income $64,660
Per Capita Income $20,982
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 1.17%
Households 0.64% 1.06%
Families 0.54% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.03%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pasadena, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pasadena to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 18 99th
Population Density1 # 116 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 268 85th
Median Household Income # 761 57th
Per Capita Income # 1025 41st

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