The city was named after the California city of Pasadena because of its perceived lush vegetation. The city is located in Texas and is within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area and is the second-largest within Harris County. The rapid growth of the city’s industry was stimulated after the end of World War II, which has mostly been adjacent to industrial development, particularly in the petrochemical and of the aerospace industry. Pasadena, Texas’ critical economic sectors lie in its massive exploration for gas and petroleum, petrochemical processing, petroleum refining, maritime shipping, aerospace, healthcare, and other various industries that are linked to the city’s economy.

Population 152,735  (7.50%)

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