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Pasadena, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Pasadena Census Designated Place had a population of 28,983 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

The Pasadena Census Designated Place is located within District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anne Arundel 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: Pleasantena, Summit Knoll.

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


Total Population 28,983
Daytime Population: Workers 9,389
Daytime Population: Residents 12,654
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,043
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 28,934
Population in Familes 24,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density2 1,940
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $94,922
Average Household Income $104,075
Per Capita Income $37,021


Total Housing Units 10,655 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,630 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,642 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 384 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $300,963
Average Home Value $336,101


Total Households 10,271
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 7,574
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 2.47% 1.39%
Households 2.57% 1.37%
Families 2.27% 1.24%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 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 # 43 92nd
Population Density # 197 62nd
Diversity Index # 247 53rd
Median Household Income # 139 73rd
Per Capita Income # 200 62nd

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