Pasadena, TX
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Pasadena is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 153,351 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Pasadena is the 17th largest community in Texas.

Pasadena is a blue-collar town, with 36.60% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Pasadena is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pasadena who work in office and administrative support (12.56%), sales jobs (10.11%), and management occupations (6.07%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Pasadena is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Pasadena area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of adults in Pasadena with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.46% of adults in Pasadena have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pasadena in 2010 was $21,692, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,768 for a family of four. However, Pasadena contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pasadena is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pasadena home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Pasadena, accounting for 66.48% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Pasadena residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pasadena include Irish, English, French , and European.

In addition, Pasadena has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.40%).

The most common language spoken in Pasadena is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.