Pasadena, TX

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2022 Population
150,620
0.884% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.6
2.84% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18%
0.391% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,698
5.75% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$171,600
20.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
66,779
0.957% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Pasadena, TX had a population of 151k people with a median age of 32.6 and a median household income of $64,698. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pasadena, TX declined from 151,964 to 150,620, a −0.884% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,182 to $64,698, a 5.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pasadena, TX are White (Hispanic) (39.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (23.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (21%), Other (Hispanic) (8.66%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.72%).

None of the households in Pasadena, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

83.2% of the residents in Pasadena, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pasadena, TX are San Jacinto Community College (227979) (8,335 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Houston-Clear Lake (2,357 degrees), and Texas Chiropractic College Foundation Inc (228866) (72 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Pasadena, TX was $171,600, and the homeownership rate was 53.8%.

Most people in Pasadena, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Pasadena, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pasadena, TX is home to a population of 151k people, from which 83.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 26.1% of Pasadena, TX residents were born outside of the country (39.4k people).

In 2022, there were 1.71 times more White (Hispanic) residents (59.6k people) in Pasadena, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 31.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

83.2%
2022 Citizenship
83%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 83.2% of Pasadena, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pasadena, TX was 83%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pasadena, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    59.6k ± 2.73k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34.9k ± 2.57k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    31.6k ± 2.85k
70.4%
Hispanic Population
106k people

In 2022, there were 1.71 times more White (Hispanic) residents (59.6k people) in Pasadena, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 31.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

70.4% of the people in Pasadena, TX are hispanic (106k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

26.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
39.4k people
26%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
39.4k people

As of 2022, 26.1% of Pasadena, TX residents (39.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pasadena, TX was 26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,623 ± 301
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,098 ± 316
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    520 ± 189

Pasadena, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pasadena, TX employs 66.8k people. The largest industries in Pasadena, TX are Construction (10,097 people), Retail Trade (8,532 people), and Manufacturing (8,212 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,071), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,063), and Public Administration ($63,577).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

66.8k
2022 Value
± 2,473
−0.957%
1 Year decline
± 5.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pasadena, TX declined at a rate of −0.957%, from 67.4k employees to 66.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pasadena, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (8,782 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,494 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,702 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pasadena, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

66.8k
2022 Value
± 2,473
−0.957%
1 Year decline
± 5.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pasadena, TX declined at a rate of −0.957%, from 67.4k employees to 66.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pasadena, TX, are Construction (10,097 people), Retail Trade (8,532 people), and Manufacturing (8,212 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pasadena, TX, though some of these residents may live in Pasadena, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,376
Median earning men ± $1,641
$30,024
Median earning women ± $1,839

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($90,078), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,241), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,677).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($67,875), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($48,604), and Manufacturing ($41,532).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pasadena, TX awarded 10,778 degrees. The student population of Pasadena, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 15,814 male students and 23,649 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pasadena, TX are Hispanic or Latino (5,814 and 55.1%), followed by White (2,728 and 25.9%), Black or African American (905 and 8.58%), and Asian (748 and 7.09%).

The largest universities in Pasadena, TX by number of degrees awarded are San Jacinto Community College (227979) (8,335 and 77.3%), University of Houston-Clear Lake (2,357 and 21.9%), and Texas Chiropractic College Foundation Inc (228866) (72 and 0.668%).

The most popular majors in Pasadena, TX are General Studies (1,716 and 15.9%), General Business (864 and 8.02%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (553 and 5.13%).

The median tuition cost in Pasadena, TX for a public four year colleges is $4,632 for in-state students and $12,180 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Pasadena, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 39,463 (40.1% men and 59.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 39,463 students enrolled in Pasadena, TX, 40.1% men and 59.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 23,057 records, of which 60.9% were women and 39.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 553 degrees awarded
  2. 1,716 degrees awarded
  3. 804 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pasadena, TX was Biological & Physical Sciences with 553 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Pasadena, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,335 degrees awarded
  2. 2,357 degrees awarded
  3. 72 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was San Jacinto Community College (227979) with 8,335 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,213 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pasadena, TX, which is 0.642 times less than the 6,565 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 5,814 degrees mean that there were 2.13 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,728 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($10,560) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,674) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pasadena, TX was $171,600 in 2022, which is 0.609 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $142,900 to $171,600, a 20.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Pasadena, TX is 53.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pasadena, TX have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pasadena, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pasadena, TX is $64,698. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Pasadena, TX was Census Tract 3402.03 with a value of $142,574, followed by Census Tract 3420.01 and Census Tract 3420.02, with respective values of $134,531 and $102,819.

Property

$171,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,621
$26,651
Median Property Taxes
±$1,314

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pasadena, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

53.8%
Homeownership
2022
70.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 53.8% of the housing units in Pasadena, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3402.03
  2. Census Tract 3420.01
  3. Census Tract 3420.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pasadena, TX was Census Tract 3402.03 with a value of $142,574, followed by Census Tract 3420.01 and Census Tract 3420.02, with respective values of $134,531 and $102,819.

The following map shows all of the places in Pasadena, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$64,698
Median Household Income
± $2,881
49.5k
Number of Households
± 2,024

In 2022, the median household income of the 49.5k households in Pasadena, TX grew to $64,698 from the previous year's value of $61,182.

The following chart displays the households in Pasadena, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pasadena, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.66%)

In 2022, 77.3% of workers in Pasadena, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (8.66%).

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pasadena, TX have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Pasadena, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pasadena, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pasadena, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pasadena, TX (26.9k out of 149k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pasadena, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

73.4% of the population of Pasadena, TX has health coverage, with 36.3% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 8.09% on Medicare, 7.05% on non-group plans, and 0.593% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Harris County, TX see 1691 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1709 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1397 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 731 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,691 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Harris County, TX

Primary care physicians in Harris County, TX see an average of 1,691 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,709 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harris County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.1% under 18 years, 23.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

26.6%
Uninsured
36.3%
Employer Coverage
21.3%
Medicaid
8.09%
Medicare
7.05%
Non-Group
0.593%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pasadena, TX declined by 1.18% from 27% to 26.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pasadena, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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