Pasadena, CA

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2020 Population
142,017
0.537% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.8
0.518% 1-year increase
2018 Poverty Rate
15.7%
1.04% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$85,129
2.48% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$822,100
4.63% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
74,775
0.595% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Pasadena, CA had a population of 142k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $85,129. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Pasadena, CA grew from 141,258 to 142,017, a 0.537% increase and its median household income grew from $83,068 to $85,129, a 2.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pasadena, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (34.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (17.9%), Other (Hispanic) (16.1%), White (Hispanic) (13.9%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.97%).

None of the households in Pasadena, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

85.7% of the residents in Pasadena, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pasadena, CA are Pasadena City College (8,209 degrees awarded in 2020), University of the People (817 degrees), and Fuller Theological Seminary (632 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Pasadena, CA was $822,100, and the homeownership rate was 42%.

Most people in Pasadena, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Pasadena, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Pasadena, CA is home to a population of 142k people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 30.3% of Pasadena, CA residents were born outside of the country (43k people).

In 2020, there were 1.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.1k people) in Pasadena, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 22.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

85.7%
2020 Citizenship
85.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 85.7% of Pasadena, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Pasadena, CA was 85.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pasadena, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    49.1k ± 1.87k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    25.5k ± 1.46k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    22.9k ± 2.1k
34.9%
Hispanic Population
49.5k people

In 2020, there were 1.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.1k people) in Pasadena, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 22.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

34.9% of the people in Pasadena, CA are hispanic (49.5k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,008,868 ± 46,586 people
  2. Philippines
    829,356 ± 22,122 people
  3. China
    683,718 ± 20,124 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,008,868 California residents, followed by Philippines with 829,356 and China with 683,718.

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Foreign-Born Population

30.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
43k people
30%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
42.4k people

As of 2020, 30.3% of Pasadena, CA residents (43k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pasadena, CA was 30%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,241 ± 254
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    898 ± 278
  3. Korea
    476 ± 126

Pasadena, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Pasadena, CA employs 74.8k people. The largest industries in Pasadena, CA are Educational Services (10,606 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,598 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (9,386 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($101,122), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($98,077), and Finance & Insurance ($87,030).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,427. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

74.8k
2020 Value
± 2,086
0.595%
1 Year growth
± 3.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pasadena, CA grew at a rate of 0.595%, from 74.3k employees to 74.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pasadena, CA, are Management Occupations (9,823 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,500 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (6,433 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pasadena, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

74.8k
2020 Value
± 2,086
0.595%
1 Year growth
± 3.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pasadena, CA grew at a rate of 0.595%, from 74.3k employees to 74.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pasadena, CA, are Educational Services (10,606 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,598 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (9,386 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pasadena, CA, though some of these residents may live in Pasadena, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,744
Median earning men ± $3,558
$46,118
Median earning women ± $3,423

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($102,641), Information ($86,699), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,665).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($109,141), Information ($75,962), and Public Administration ($68,544).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Pasadena, CA awarded 11,893 degrees. The student population of Pasadena, CA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 42,440 male students and 36,290 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pasadena, CA are Hispanic or Latino (4,111 and 37.5%), followed by Asian (3,147 and 28.7%), White (1,948 and 17.8%), and Unknown (945 and 8.62%).

The largest universities in Pasadena, CA by number of degrees awarded are Pasadena City College (8,209 and 69%), University of the People (817 and 6.87%), and Fuller Theological Seminary (632 and 5.31%).

The most popular majors in Pasadena, CA are General Business Administration & Management (1,764 and 14.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,638 and 13.8%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (1,320 and 11.1%).

The median tuition cost in Pasadena, CA for private four year colleges is $32,546.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Pasadena, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 16.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 35.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 78,730 (53.9% men and 46.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 78,730 students enrolled in Pasadena, CA, 53.9% men and 46.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Unknown with 25,620 records, of which 38.4% were women and 61.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,615 degree-majors awarded
  2. 1,320 degree-majors awarded
  3. 1,296 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pasadena, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,615 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Pasadena, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,209 degrees awarded
  2. 817 degrees awarded
  3. 632 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pasadena City College with 8,209 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 5,590 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pasadena, CA, which is 0.887 times less than the 6,303 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 4,111 degrees mean that there were 1.31 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 3,147 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($32,546) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,971) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Pasadena, CA was $822,100 in 2020, which is 3.58 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $785,700 to $822,100, a 4.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Pasadena, CA is 42%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Pasadena, CA have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pasadena, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pasadena, CA is $85,129. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Pasadena, CA was Census Tract 4608 with a value of $221,375, followed by Census Tract 4638 and Census Tract 4637, with respective values of $168,500 and $145,638.

Property

$822,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$18,125
$23,815
Median Property Taxes
±$1,042

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pasadena, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pasadena, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

42%
Homeownership
2020
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 42% of the housing units in Pasadena, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 42%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4608
  2. Census Tract 4638
  3. Census Tract 4637

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pasadena, CA was Census Tract 4608 with a value of $221,375, followed by Census Tract 4638 and Census Tract 4637, with respective values of $168,500 and $145,638.

The following map shows all of the places in Pasadena, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$85,129
Median Household Income
± $3,140
56.7k
Number of Households
± 1,824

In 2020, the median household income of the 56.7k households in Pasadena, CA grew to $85,129 from the previous year's value of $83,068.

The following chart displays the households in Pasadena, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pasadena, CA is from California.
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (65.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.4%)
  3. Carpooled (6.34%)

In 2020, 65.9% of workers in Pasadena, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.4%) and those who carpooled to work (6.34%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pasadena, CA have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.05% of the workforce in Pasadena, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pasadena, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pasadena, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pasadena, CA (21.8k out of 139k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pasadena, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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93% of the population of Pasadena, CA has health coverage, with 49.2% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 0.465% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.801% decrease from the previous year (1374 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1116 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 276 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Los Angeles County, CA

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 0.801% decrease from the previous year (1,374 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.9% under 18 years, 25.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.97%
Uninsured
49.2%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
0.465%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pasadena, CA declined by 5.45% from 7.37% to 6.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pasadena, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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