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Pasadena, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Pasadena Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Anne Arundel County at latitude 39.1556 and longitude -76.555. Anne Arundel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The formal official name is the Pasadena Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pasadena, Maryland.

The U5 Census Class Code for Pasadena indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pasadena: Pleasantena, Summit Knoll.

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Pasadena, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 25,962
Population in Households 25,917
Population in Familes 21,955
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 1,738
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 9,245
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 6,878
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,827 (81.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,419 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 362 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $320,399
Average Home Value $355,304


Median Household Income $90,075
Average Household Income $97,632
Per Capita Income $34,843
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.58% 1.13%
Households 1.87% 1.22%
Families 1.58% 1.06%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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, 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, 2014 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 # 47 91st
Population Density1 # 211 59th
Diversity Index2 # 259 50th
Median Household Income # 145 72nd
Per Capita Income # 197 62nd

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