Here’s what census population estimates for 2019 show about Bay Area cities

League City’s population is increasing but is leveling off after nearly a decade of consistent growth, while Pasadena's population is decreasing slightly. (Courtesy Fotolia)
League City’s population is increasing but is leveling off after nearly a decade of consistent growth, while Pasadena's population is decreasing slightly. (Courtesy Fotolia)

League City’s population is increasing but is leveling off after nearly a decade of consistent growth, while Pasadena's population is decreasing slightly. (Courtesy Fotolia)

League City’s population is increasing but is leveling off after nearly a decade of consistent growth, according to 2019 population estimates released May 21 by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The city saw a population increase of about 1,500 people—from 106,005 to 107,536— between July 2018 and July 2019, per census data. At the time of the 2010 census, League City had about 84,000 residents, marking more than a 20% increase over the last decade.

City officials have said League City is about halfway built out, and that they expect the city’s population to reach 200,000 by the time it is fully built out. League City’s southwest side is mainly open fields, which will be developed into master-planned communities and neighborhoods.

Officials have cited League City’s location—along I-45 and equidistant from Houston and Galveston—as the reason for its growth; the draw of Clear Creek ISD was cited as well. Many residents commute north to Houston for medical jobs, south to Texas City and beyond for petrochemical work or to the Johnson Space Center.

State-by-state population estimate data for incorporated places shows the population of Clear Lake Shores is the highest it has been since 2010, at 1,215 people. Overall population in the city has fluctuated between 1,050 and 1,250 since 2010.



Pasadena, on the other hand, saw a decrease in population for the fourth year in a row from July 2018 to July 2019, according to census data. The city had about 149,000 residents at the time of the 2010 census, peaking in the mid-2010s at around 154,000, but July 2019 estimates showed a population of 151,227, down from 152,733 in 2018. The city is the 174th-largest in the United States.

League City is the 286th-largest city in the U.S. Houston, with a July 2019 population estimate of 2.32 million residents, is the fourth-largest.

By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

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