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Pasadena, Texas

Pasadena Texas
Administration
Full nameCity of Pasadena
Official nameCity of Pasadena
Settlement typeCity
Motto"Enriched by our Heritage. Inspired by our Future."
CountryUSUnited States
StateTexasTexas
CountyHarris
Government
TypeMayor-Council
MayorJohnny Isbell
City CouncilOrnaldo Ybarra
Jackie Welch
Don Harrison
Pat Van Houte
Erv Brannon
Phil Cayten
Steve Cote
Darrell Morrison
Geography
Total Area44.5 sq mi (115.3 km2)
Land Area44.2 sq mi (114.5 km2)
Water Area0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Elevation30 ft (9.1 m)
Demography
Total Population149043 (2010)
Density (pop.)1238.7/km2 (3208.2/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)5628101
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes77501-77506
Area codeArea code 713, 281, 832
FIPS code48-56000 
GNIS feature ID1343631 

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Pasadena (c-eniconˌpæsəˈdiːnə) is a city in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston Sugar Land Baytown metropolitan area. It is the second-largest city in Harris County, 17th-largest in Texas, and 162nd largest in the United States. The area was founded in 1893 by John H. Burnett of Galveston.

Burnett, the founder, named the area after Pasadena, California because of the perceived lush vegetation.

As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city's population was 149,043. The Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department is the largest all volunteer municipal fire department in the United States.


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