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Pasadena, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Pasadena Census Designated Place had a population of 26,630 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Pasadena is located at latitude 39.1556 and longitude -76.555 in Anne Arundel County. The formal boundaries for the Pasadena Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.94 sq. miles and a water area of 1.18 sq. miles. Anne Arundel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Pasadena Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389645) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pasadena: Pleasantena, Summit Knoll.

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Pasadena, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 26,630
Population in Households 26,585
Population in Familes 22,437
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 1,783
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 9,519
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 7,068
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,982 (80.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,536 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 377 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $339,611
Average Home Value $373,228


Median Household Income $87,380
Average Household Income $98,726
Per Capita Income $35,376
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.77% 1.3%
Households 2.08% 1.42%
Families 1.8% 1.26%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.

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Pasadena, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pasadena to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 45 92nd
Population Density1 # 209 60th
Diversity Index2 # 256 51st
Median Household Income # 151 71st
Per Capita Income # 200 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.