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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Pasadena is a suburb of Houston with a population of 153,909. Pasadena is in Harris County. Living in Pasadena offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pasadena there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Pasadena and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Pasadena are above average.
About Pasadena...
Population
153,909

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$867
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Pasadena Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    271.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    60.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    126.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    413
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,790.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    246.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%

Working in Pasadena

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,207
National
$55,322
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Overall, I enjoy living in Pasadena. I have always found it to be a safe place. There are multiple places like Sweet Lemon and Jumping World, where I can go and hang out with friends. There are so many options for shopping, whether it be for groceries or clothes, and multiple types of restaurants to eat at. Recently, the school district has been working to redesign and overall improve public schools and I really appreciate they effort they have put forth, and the changes they have made. The only real improvement to be made now is to work towards making the streets less capable of flooding. The amount the streets and neighborhoods flood during heavy rainfall is ridiculous, and should be fixed before another hurricane hits the area.
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Centrally located on the outer loop, you are basically a exciting -20-30 minute (dependent upon traffic) car ride away from anywhere with in the Houston (Harris county) area! Being centrally located your a hop, skip, and a jump away from any of the Highways(toll -roads) which make a commute either to work or school shorter than some! Pasadena Has a wonderful nationally recognized police department, which can ease anyone's mind feeling secure in their own home or neighborhood! School- they have a ton of them most of them with open enrollment in the neighboring school districts! Not to mention, San Jacinto Community college central campus is located right in the heart of Pasadena! Its basically a win win for everything anyone would search for when moving to a new City, state, and or neighborhood!
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A town that has seen its glory days but now is just a faded remnant of what is was. The town still feels part of the segregation as parts of the town are dominantly Hispanic, while others are white. The town offers general commodities such as restaurants, bars and shops, but has a lack of culture there. The quality of living is not bad unless one live in the Northern part of town where air pollution is a problem due to the petrochemical industries not even a mile away.