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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pasadena is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (12.90%), management occupations (11.61%), and sales jobs (9.48%).
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.
Pasadena is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Pasadena’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Pasadena is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Pasadena, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.93 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: 30.18% of adults in Pasadena have a college degree.
The per capita income in Pasadena in 2010 was $37,335, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,340 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.