Pasadena, California Population 2021

141,275
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Pasadena is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 141,275, it is the 41st largest city in California and the 196th largest city in the United States . Pasadena is currently growing at a rate of 0.09% annually and its population has increased by 3.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 137,122 in 2010. Pasadena reached it's highest population of 141,757 in 2017. Spanning over 23 miles, Pasadena has a population density of 6,153 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pasadena is $118,418 with a poverty rate of 14.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,710 per month, and the median house value is $785,700. The median age in Pasadena is 38.6 years, 37.2 years for males, and 40.1 years for females.

Pasadena Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pasadena was:

  • White: 50.78%
  • Other race: 17.84%
  • Asian: 17.22%
  • Black or African American: 8.77%
  • Two or more races: 4.87%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%
The current population of Pasadena, California is 141,275 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 140,906.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 137,122.

Pasadena, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White71,72650.78%
Some Other Race25,20117.84%
Asian24,32217.22%
Black or African American12,3858.77%
Two or More Races6,8754.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native4490.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3000.21%
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Pasadena Population by Race

Pasadena Population Pyramid $2021

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Pasadena Median Age

38.6


Total

37.2


Male

40.1


Female

Pasadena Adults

There are 115,503 adults, (22,536 of whom are seniors) in Pasadena.

Pasadena Age Dependency

51.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pasadena Sex Ratio

Female

73,917

52.33%

Male

67,341

47.67%

Pasadena Population by Age

Pasadena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pasadena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married55.2%44.8%
All42%58%
Male36%64%
Female35.5%64.5%
Non Family31.4%68.6%

42.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pasadena Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All55,2242.4942
Non Family23,9831.3731.4
Married22,9803.2855.2
Female5,7223.5835.5
Male2,5393.4436

3.26

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Pasadena Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,7067.37%
9th to 12th Grade4,5134.32%
High School Graduate14,70814.07%
Some College16,09615.40%
Associates Degree6,8336.54%
Bachelors Degree29,59428.32%
Graduate Degree25,06523.98%
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Pasadena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pasadena Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White41,60240,18627,807
Hispanic31,50122,4627,594
Asian19,22018,62714,323
Other Race15,82710,1772,486
Black9,4458,3523,301
2+ Races3,3983,2881,922
Native American332271171
Islander25722917

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.52%.

Pasadena Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,170$56,740$46,392
Less Than 9th Grade$21,691$23,815$19,840
High School Graduate$28,524$32,000$23,212
Some College$37,657$42,997$34,165
Bachelors Degree$62,112$74,090$52,570
Graduate Degree$82,709$97,500$74,813

$51,170

Average Earnings

$56,740

Average Male

$46,392

Average Female

Pasadena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pasadena Language by Age

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Pasadena Language

55.06% of Pasadena residents speak only English, while 44.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.31% of the population.

Pasadena Language

Pasadena Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic48,7758,95018.35%
Other24,9545,98323.98%
White49,6895,19110.45%
Asian23,8363,50014.68%
Black12,0902,04216.89%
Multiple6,7986569.65%
Native44910423.16%
Islander296196.42%

14.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.03%

Male Poverty Rate

15.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pasadena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pasadena is Other, with 23.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pasadena is Islander, with 6.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.96%.

Pasadena Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.19%
High School18.97%
Some College12.71%
Bachelors or Greater7.27%

Pasadena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed17.64%
Male Unemployed11.05%
Female Employed7.01%
Male Employed6.03%

Pasadena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pasadena Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$83,068$118,418
Families$102,328$144,571
Married Families$128,540$166,962
Non Families$61,778$81,296
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Income by Household Type

Pasadena Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Pasadena Married by Age and Sex

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Pasadena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pasadena Marital Status by Race

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Pasadena Marital Status

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3,972

Number of Veterans

3,676

Male Veterans

296

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,351
Second Gulf War673
Korea513
First Gulf War497
World War II322

Pasadena Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,436
65 to 741,099
35 to 54706
55 to 64402
18 to 34329

Pasadena Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8194.67%
Hispanic6491.78%
Black4554.31%
Asian4442.11%
2+ Races1453.57%
Other Race1000.53%
Native American92.43%

Pasadena Veterans by Race

Pasadena Veterans by Education

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12.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pasadena Veterans by Education

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65.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Pasadena Employment by Age

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Pasadena Employment by Race

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Pasadena Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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49.18%

Born in Pasadena

69.98%

Native Born

30.02%

Foreign Born

14.65%

Non Citizen

15.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.98% of Pasadena residents were born in the United States, with 49.18% having been born in California. 14.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pasadena Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021141,2751230.09%
2020141,1521230.09%
2019141,0291230.09%
2018140,906-851-0.60%
2017141,7571560.11%
2016141,6015760.41%
2015141,0251,4961.07%
2014139,5292370.17%
2013139,2921,1950.87%
2012138,0974450.32%
2011137,6525410.39%
2010137,1113,1750.23%
2000133,9362,3450.18%
1990131,59113,5191.09%
1980118,0725,1210.44%
1970112,951-3,456-0.30%
1960116,40711,8301.08%
1950104,57722,7132.48%
194081,8645,7780.73%
193076,08630,7325.31%
192045,35415,0634.12%
191030,29121,17412.76%
19009,1174,2356.45%
18904,8824,49128.72%
18803910.00%

Pasadena Population by Year