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Income/capita 44%
Household income 32%
Unemployment 1%
IndexPasadenaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$43,097$31,458$29,829
Median household income$73,029$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$110,742$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$52,981$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$44,901$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$35,684$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level15.8%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Pasadena is 44% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Pasadena is 32% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Pasadena is 1% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Pasadena is 5% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $48,681$73,029$146,058
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Pasadena median earnings by income bracket

      Pasadena employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.2%1.4%
      Manufacturing sector6.7%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services5.0%5.0%
      Wholesale & retail services10.3%10.4%
      Public administration4.0%4.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.6%1.7%
      Education, health & social services17.5%35.0%
      Other38.1%34.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      La Cañada Flintridge, CA20,477$158,438186%
      San Marino, CA13,324$139,792153%
      Bradbury, CA954$130,625136%
      Rose Hills, CA3,033$117,875113%
      La Habra Heights, CA5,406$110,32999%
      Pasadena, CA140,268$73,02932%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Orange, CA139,919$79,19243%
      Fullerton, CA139,491$67,11021%
      Dayton, OH141,143$28,74548%
      Killeen, TX138,745$48,15713%
      McAllen, TX138,475$45,56818%
      Pasadena, CA140,268$73,02932%
      Source: The Pasadena, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).