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Pasadena, California - Basic Facts

The City of Pasadena had a population of 143,928 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pasadena: Indiana Colony, Pasedena.

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Pasadena, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 143,928
Daytime Population: Workers 134,162
Daytime Population: Residents 69,707
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 203,869
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 140,289
Population in Familes 102,730
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,639
Population Density2 6,262
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $73,848
Average Household Income $110,401
Per Capita Income $45,423


Total Housing Units 61,985 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,085 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 32,704 (52.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,196 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $694,797
Average Home Value $758,731


Total Households 57,789
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 32,273
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.67% 0.67%
Households 0.62% 0.64%
Families 0.61% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 2017 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 # 41 97th
Population Density # 176 88th
Diversity Index # 288 81st
Median Household Income # 430 72nd
Per Capita Income # 291 81st

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