Pasadena, MD

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Living in Pasadena

Pasadena is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 25,357 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Pasadena is the 45th largest community in Maryland.

Pasadena is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pasadena is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pasadena who work in office and administrative support (13.21%), management occupations (11.61%), and sales jobs (8.49%).

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.

One of the nice things about Pasadena is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In Pasadena, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.87 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Pasadena is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.19% of adults in Pasadena have a college degree.

The per capita income in Pasadena in 2018 was $40,974, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,896 for a family of four.

Pasadena is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pasadena home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pasadena residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pasadena include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Pasadena is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.