Pasadena is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 135,732 people and 37 constituent neighborhoods, Pasadena is the 44th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Pasadena are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Pasadena is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pasadena is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pasadena who work in management occupations (13.14%), sales jobs (8.69%), and teaching (8.60%).
Of important note, Pasadena is also a city of artists. Pasadena has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Pasadena’s character.
Also of interest is that Pasadena has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Pasadena telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.35% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Pasadena, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Pasadena is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Pasadena a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Pasadena is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Pasadena, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Pasadena, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Pasadena is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.03% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pasadena in 2018 was $50,205, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,820 for a family of four. However, Pasadena contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pasadena is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pasadena home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Pasadena, accounting for 34.87% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Pasadena residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pasadena include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Armenian.
Pasadena also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.26%.
The most common language spoken in Pasadena is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.