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Pasadena, California - Basic Facts

The City of Pasadena had a population of 141,828 as of July 1, 2016. Pasadena ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pasadena is located at latitude 34.1606 and longitude -118.1396 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pasadena (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 863 feet.

The City of Pasadena (GNIS ID: 2411379) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Pasadena is located within Pasadena CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pasadena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pasadena: Indiana Colony, Pasedena.

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Pasadena, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 141,828
Population in Households 138,202
Population in Familes 101,341
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,626
Population Density1 6,171
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 56,921
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 31,860
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 61,531 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,712 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 32,209 (52.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,610 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $672,364
Average Home Value $726,758


Median Household Income $70,419
Average Household Income $103,535
Per Capita Income $42,657
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.67%
Households 0.47% 0.63%
Families 0.5% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pasadena, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pasadena to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 40 97th
Population Density1 # 175 89th
Diversity Index2 # 286 81st
Median Household Income # 429 72nd
Per Capita Income # 292 81st

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