Pasadena is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 153,219 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Pasadena is the 17th largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Pasadena is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.23% of the Pasadena workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Pasadena is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pasadena who work in office and administrative support (10.62%), sales jobs (9.65%), and food service (6.15%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Pasadena rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.19% of adults 25 and older in Pasadena have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Pasadena in 2010 was $22,993, 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 $91,972 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 68.93% 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 German, Irish, English, French, and European.
Pasadena also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.06%.
The most common language spoken in Pasadena is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.