Pasadena, MD


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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 management occupations (12.91%), office and administrative support (12.82%), and sales jobs (9.14%).

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.

One downside of living in Pasadena, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.58 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of people in Pasadena who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.92% of adults in Pasadena have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pasadena in 2010 was $37,554, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,216 for a family of four.

Pasadena is a somewhat 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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