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Did You Know These About Pasadena?

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Almost everyone is intrigued in knowing secrets and they dig deep to know about them. That’s the human nature! That’s why we’ve compiled a few facts about Pasadena to satiate your knowledge hunger as well as curiosity. From its geographical location to demographics to history to economy, and much more, we’ve covered it all for ya. So, now whenever you plan a trip to Pasadena, you will not feel a newcomer, rather will feel more like an expert who knows everything about the city.

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  • Pasadena is located in Texas, United States. 
  • It is located in southeastern Harris County, off Texas State Highway 225 between Deer Park and Houston. 
  • It is bordered by Jacinto City towards the north and Deer Park towards the east.
  • Numerous thoroughfares service Pasadena, including Pasadena Freeway or State Highway 225, the Sam Houston Tollway and I-45. 
  • It lies within the Houston- Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area. 
  • It ranks at the 7th spot in terms of population in the U.S. state of Texas with a population of 149,043.
  • It is the 2nd largest city in Harris County. 
  • The ethnic composition of Pasadena, TX includes: White-71.4%, African American-1.6%, Alaska Native and American Indian-0.7%, Asian-1.8%, from other races- 21.3%, from two or more races- 3.1%.
  • In 1893, Pasadena was founded by John H. Burnett. It was named after the lush vegetation in the area. 
  • In 1894, the Houston, La Porte and Northern railroad was constructed passing through the town and developing it for the farming community. 
  • In 1900, the Hurricane destroyed Galveston and a few part of Pasadena, too, which led to settling of Galveston refugees to Pasadena. 
  • The American Red Cross donated 1.5million strawberry plants to the Gulf Pasadena farmers and a major Strawberry farm was formed in the area. Pasadena turned into a major Strawberry producer and soon received the title “Strawberry Capital” of the region.
  • In the 20th century, Pasadena experienced tremendous growth in population and in infrastructure.
  •  In 1928, Pasadena was officially incorporated.
  • Several petroleum and heavy industries were laid in Pasadena in the mid-1920s.
  • By WWI, a large number of ship-channel industries were established that led to strengthening of the city’s economy.
  • In the twenty-first century, it was regarded as the Houston’s most working-class suburb. 
  • Pasadena follows Mayor-Council type of government.
  • Its economic sector comprises of petroleum refining, petroleum and gas exploration, maritime shipping, petrochemical processing, healthcare, solar panel manufacturing, and aerospace. 
  • “Enriched by our Heritage. Inspired by our Future” is their motto.
  • It’s sister cities are: Puch'on, South Korea and Hadano, Kanagawa, Japan.
  • “The Pasadena Citizen” is the daily newspaper of Pasadena.
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