Pasadena, CA

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Population

141,231

0.687% growth

Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$76,264

4.43% growth

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Number of Employees

73,783

2.36% growth

Median Property Value

$689,700

6.14% growth

About

In 2017, Pasadena, CA had a population of 141k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $76,264. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pasadena, CA grew from 140,268 to 141,231, a 0.687% increase and its median household income grew from $73,029 to $76,264, a 4.43% increase.

The population of Pasadena, CA is 36.5% White Alone, 34.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 16% Asian Alone. 44.7% of the people in Pasadena, CA speak a non-English language, and 85% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pasadena, CA are Pasadena City College (4,530 degrees awarded in 2016), Fuller Theological Seminary in California (770 degrees), and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena (676 degrees).

The median property value in Pasadena, CA is $689,700, and the homeownership rate is 43.6%. Most people in Pasadena, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Pasadena, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pasadena, CA employs 73.8k people. The largest industries in Pasadena, CA are Educational Services (9,854 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,666 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (9,452 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,229), Utilities ($91,406), and Finance & Insurance ($79,464).

Median household income in Pasadena, CA is $76,264. Males in Pasadena, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Pasadena, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$76,264

2017 value

± $2,165

4.43%

1 Year Growth

± 3.86%

Households in Pasadena, CA have a median annual income of $76,264, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $73,029 in 2016, which represents a 4.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pasadena, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pasadena, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pasadena, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pasadena, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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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 4601

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pasadena, CA was Census Tract 4608 with a value of $196,397, followed by Census Tract 4638 and Census Tract 4601, with respective values of $158,512 and $123,224.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pasadena, CA (21.5k out of 139k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    9,589 ± 713

  2. White

    9,381 ± 713

  3. Other

    5,499 ± 582

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

73.8k

2017 Value

± 1,838

2.36%

1 Year growth

± 3.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pasadena, CA grew at a rate of 2.36%, from 72.1k employees to 73.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pasadena, CA, are Management Occupations (9,198 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,529 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,776 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pasadena, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pasadena, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (9,198 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,529 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,776 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pasadena, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.26 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.82 times), and Legal Occupations (2.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pasadena, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($128,281), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($92,365), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($84,231).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

73.8k

2017 Value

± 1,838

2.36%

1 Year growth

± 3.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pasadena, CA grew at a rate of 2.36%, from 72.1k employees to 73.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pasadena, CA, are Educational Services (9,854 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,666 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (9,452 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Pasadena, CA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (9,854 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,666 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (9,452 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pasadena, CA has an unusually high number of Information (2.26 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.83 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pasadena, CA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,229), Utilities ($91,406), and Finance & Insurance ($79,464).

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Domestic Trade

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. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

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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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

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. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

89.8% of the population of Pasadena, CA has health coverage, with 47.4% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 9.89% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 0.585% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pasadena, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1281 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.2%

Uninsured

47.4%

Employer Coverage

19.4%

Medicaid

9.89%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

0.585%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pasadena, CA declined by 13.8% from 11.8% to 10.2%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pasadena, CA is home to a population of 141k people, from which 85% are citizens. As of 2017, 30.2% of Pasadena, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Pasadena, CA is composed of 51.6k White Alone residents (36.5%), 48.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (34.4%), 22.6k Asian Alone residents (16%), 13.7k Black or African American Alone residents (9.73%), 3.8k Two or More Races residents (2.69%), 533 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.377%), 177 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.125%), and 160 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.113%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pasadena, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (35,922 speakers), Chinese (6,264 speakers), and Armenian (4,245 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pasadena, CA was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Pasadena, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pasadena, CA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

30.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

29.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 30.2% of Pasadena, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pasadena, CA was 29.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pasadena, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Pasadena, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

85%

2017 Citizenship

85.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85% of Pasadena, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pasadena, CA was 85.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    51.6k ± 1.45k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    48.6k ± 2.62k

  3. Asian Alone

    22.6k ± 1.34k

In 2017, there were 1.06 times more White Alone residents (51.6k people) in Pasadena, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 48.6k Hispanic or Latino and 22.6k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pasadena, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    35,922 speakers (27.3%)

  2. Chinese

    6,264 speakers (4.75%)

  3. Armenian

    4,245 speakers (3.22%)

44.7% of Pasadena, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Pasadena, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 27.3% of the overall population of Pasadena, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 4.75% speak Chinese and 3.22% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,546 ± 230

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    693 ± 166

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    522 ± 145

Pasadena, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pasadena, CA awarded 7,874 degrees. The student population of Pasadena, CA is skewed towards women, with 20,552 male students and 20,632 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pasadena, CA are Hispanic or Latino (2,409 and 34%), followed by Asian (1,851 and 26.2%), White (1,694 and 23.9%), and Unknown (519 and 7.33%).

The largest universities in Pasadena, CA by number of degrees awarded are Pasadena City College (4,530 and 57.5%), Fuller Theological Seminary in California (770 and 9.78%), and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena (676 and 8.59%).

The most popular majors in Pasadena, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (851 and 10.8%), Humanistic Studies (718 and 9.12%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (693 and 8.8%).

The median tuition costs in Pasadena, CA are $33,605 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 718 degrees awarded

  2. 693 degrees awarded

  3. 838 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pasadena, CA was Humanistic Studies with 718 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,530 degrees awarded

  2. 770 degrees awarded

  3. 676 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$33,605

Median Private

In 2016, the Pasadena, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pasadena City College with 4,530 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,593

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,281

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,593 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pasadena, CA, which is 0.839 times less than the 4,281 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,409 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,851 degrees awarded

  3. White

    1,694 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pasadena, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,409 degrees mean that there were 1.3 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,851 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pasadena, CA was $689,700 in 2017, which is 3.17 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $649,800 to $689,700, a 6.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Pasadena, CA is 43.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pasadena, CA have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pasadena, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$76,264

Median Household Income

± $2,165

54.7k

Number of Households

± 1,513

In 2017, the median household income of the 54.7k households in Pasadena, CA grew to $76,264 from the previous year's value of $73,029.

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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Housing

Property Value

$689,700

2017 Median

± $10,849

$649,800

2016 Median

± $11,229

In 2017, the median property value in Pasadena, CA grew to to $689,700 from the previous year's value of $649,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pasadena, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pasadena, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pasadena, CA 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.

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Rent vs Own

43.6%

2017 Homeownership

42.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.6% of the housing units in Pasadena, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 42.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pasadena, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

26 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pasadena, CA have a longer commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.83% of the workforce in Pasadena, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    7.29%

  3. Carpooled

    7.1%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pasadena, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Carpooled.

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