Income/capita 65%
Household income 53%
Unemployment 6%
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IndexSouth PasadenaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$49,229$31,458$29,829
Median household income$84,593$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$129,537$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$65,987$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$57,014$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$46,741$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.4%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level9.1%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in South Pasadena is 65% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in South Pasadena is 53% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in South Pasadena is 6% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in South Pasadena is 40% lower than the national average

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      South Pasadena median earnings by income bracket

      South Pasadena employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.1%0.2%
      Manufacturing sector5.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services5.0%5.3%
      Wholesale & retail services11.5%9.5%
      Public administration2.6%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%1.2%
      Education, health & social services23.4%40.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      La Cañada Flintridge, CA20,477$158,438186.4%
      San Marino, CA13,324$139,792152.7%
      Bradbury, CA954$130,625136.1%
      Rose Hills, CA3,033$117,875113.1%
      La Habra Heights, CA5,406$110,32999.4%
      South Pasadena, CA25,936$84,59352.9%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Carrollton, GA25,960$37,07433.0%
      Vernon Hills, IL25,910$95,21772.1%
      La Prairie, QC25,972n/a 
      East Gwillimbury, ON25,899n/a 
      Graham, WA25,897$77,28939.7%
      South Pasadena, CA25,936$84,59352.9%
      Source: The South Pasadena, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).