South Pasadena, California Population 2024

24,980

South Pasadena is a city located in Los Angeles County California. South Pasadena has a 2024 population of 24,980. South Pasadena is currently declining at a rate of -1.71% annually and its population has decreased by -6.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,851 in 2020.

The average household income in South Pasadena is $182,067 with a poverty rate of 4.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in South Pasadena is 40.6 years, 39.3 years for males, and 42.2 years for females.

South Pasadena Demographics

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

  • White: 45.03%
  • Asian: 33.19%
  • Two or more races: 12.13%
  • Other race: 5.51%
  • Black or African American: 3.72%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
7,332.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.97% (-1,871)
The current population of South Pasadena, California is 24,980 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,851.

South Pasadena, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,97045.03%
Asian8,82433.19%
Two or more races3,22512.13%
Other race1,4655.51%
Black or African American9883.72%
Native American1110.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

South Pasadena Population by Race

South Pasadena Population Pyramid 2024

South Pasadena Median Age

40.6

Total

39.3

Male

42.2

Female

South Pasadena Adults

There are 20,447 adults, (3,849 of whom are seniors) in South Pasadena.

South Pasadena Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

South Pasadena Sex Ratio

Female13,28449.97%
Male13,29950.03%

South Pasadena Population by Age

South Pasadena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,2742.5746.653.4
Married5,3463.3259.340.7
Non Family3,4691.2228.471.6
Female1,0133.1844.355.7
Male4462.7540.859.2
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3.18

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

46.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South Pasadena Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

South Pasadena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Pasadena Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 99.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 77.46%.

South Pasadena Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$83,657

Average Earnings

$99,143

Average Male

$69,731

Average Female

South Pasadena Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Pasadena Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South Pasadena Language

64.16% of South Pasadena residents speak only English, while 35.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 21.1% of the population.

South Pasadena Language

South Pasadena Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian8,8047017.96%
White10,3832482.39%
Hispanic4,7761843.85%
Multiple3,2251344.16%
Other1,4261238.63%
Black945222.33%
Native10887.41%
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4.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.58%

Male Poverty Rate

4.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Pasadena

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Pasadena is Other, with 8.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Pasadena is Black, with 2.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.02%.

South Pasadena Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.6%
Some College8.76%
High School6.01%
Bachelors or Greater3.64%
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South Pasadena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed26.67%
Female Unemployed7.9%
Female Employed2.82%
Male Employed1.16%
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South Pasadena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Pasadena Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

South Pasadena Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.5%

Female Marriage Rate

South Pasadena Married by Age and Sex

male

female

South Pasadena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

South Pasadena Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South Pasadena Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

476

Number of Veterans

476

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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South Pasadena Veterans by War

count

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South Pasadena Veterans by Age

count

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South Pasadena Veterans by Race

South Pasadena Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Pasadena Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.9%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

South Pasadena Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South Pasadena Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South Pasadena Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

51.42%

Born in South Pasadena

75.44%

Native Born

24.56%

Foreign Born

8.67%

Non Citizen

15.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.44% of South Pasadena residents were born in the United States, with 51.42% having been born in California. 8.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

South Pasadena Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,805-435-1.87%
202823,240-435-1.84%
202723,675-435-1.8%
202624,110-435-1.77%
202524,545-435-1.74%
202424,980-435-1.71%
202325,415-435-1.68%
202225,850-435-1.65%
202126,285-566-2.11%
202026,8511,5686.2%
201925,283-248-0.97%
201825,531-200-0.78%
201725,731-150-0.58%
201625,881-83-0.32%
201525,964320.12%
201425,932580.22%
201325,874750.29%
201225,799980.38%
201125,701990.39%
201025,6021,3105.39%
200024,2923561.49%
199023,9361,2555.53%
198022,681-298-1.3%
197022,9793,27316.61%
196019,7062,77116.36%
195016,9352,57917.96%
194014,3566264.56%
193013,7306,07879.43%
19207,6523,00364.59%
19104,6493,648364.44%
19001,00137860.67%
1890623
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South Pasadena Population by Year