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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
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Pasadena is a suburb of Houston with a population of 154,193. Pasadena is in Harris County. Living in Pasadena offers residents an urban suburban mix 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
154,193

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Pasadena Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    262.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    70.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    103.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    336.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,689.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    223.9
    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
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%

Working in Pasadena

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,331
National
$55,322
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I live in the newer part of Pasadena where a lot of businesses have sprung up in the past few years, this area borders very closely to Deer Park. This is a nicer area to be, decent prices for housing. There are uglier and stinky parts of Pasadena where I do not recommend any one live, the exposure to chemicals must be a sure thing.. Overall, Pasadena hosts a nicer group of people. The food ranges from hole in the walls that are gems to your chain places that are decent. If you do not like the fast paced city living, Pasadena might be the place for you!
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The city of pasadena is home to many separate schools, PISD is one of the best districts I have attended. It has neighboring cities which are south Houston, and Houston. The community is very diverse in Pasadena. The district even teaches different language courses during high school besides just Spanish. Over time upgrades are seen in the city of pasadena, new homes are being built quickly. Businesses are relatively close and convinient to the area. Downtown Houston is about 15 minutes from Pasadena. I have lived in the outskirts of pasadena for over 10 years. I began attending PISD when I was 10 years old and I have no complaints.
Part of Pasadena could use some restructuring. The roads are not well. There is a lot of traffic congestion. There is a lot of construction near the highways. I love all the stores that are available. The people usually stay out of each other's hair. There is affordable housing. Some of Pasadena is zoned to Deer Park ISD, those schools are great. There has been a lot of rebuilding of community parks. I can say with confidence that I feel fairly safe around town. There is a great police presence. The hospital nearby was not doing very well but a new company recently bought it and the services are improving and the company is expanding into more clinics around town.