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South Pasadena, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $1,102,477 (it was $361,100 in 2000)
South Pasadena:

$1,102,477
California:

$509,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $804,132 - $1,410,164

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $1,292,553
Here:

$1,292,553
State:

$697,940

Townhouses or other attached units: $703,226
Here:

$703,226
State:

$618,365

In 2-unit structures: $1,177,381
Here:

$1,177,381
State:

$938,396

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $568,500
Here:

$568,500
State:

$573,773

South Pasadena,CA index of house prices

Total population: 26,156 (Urban population: 24,303, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 11,257 (10,297 occupied: 4,655 owner occupied, 5,643 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

55%
State:

45%

Housing density: 3,274 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $1,212,861.

Median contract rent in 2017: $1,548 (lower quartile is $668, upper quartile is $1,840)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,830


Median gross rent in South Pasadena, CA in 2017: $833

Housing units in South Pasadena with a mortgage: 3,361 (39 second mortgage, 675 home equity loan, 30 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,292

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $170,770

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $100,770

Median monthly housing costs: $1,792


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South Pasadena, California Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1950

Median year apartment built: 1957

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,122
  • In family households: 21,038 (3,544 male householders, 2,808 female householders)
    4,873 spouses, 7,766 children (7,515 natural, 143 adopted, 108 stepchildren), 322 grandchildren, 412 brothers or sisters, 618 parents, 427 other relatives, 261 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,972 (1,765 male householders (1,347 living alone)), 2,189 female householders (1,839 living alone)), 1,014 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 134

Size of family households: 2,331 2-persons, 1,811 3-persons, 1,655 4-persons, 438 5-persons, 114 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,186 1-person, 700 2-persons, 64 3-persons.

4,586 married couples with children.
1,127 single-parent households (435 men, 692 women).

62.1% of residents of South Pasadena speak English at home.
12.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
21.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 7,126 (27.3%)
(67.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.1
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in South Pasadena, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in South Pasadena, California
  • 38no bedroom
  • 1071 bedroom
  • 1,0582 bedrooms
  • 1,8333 bedrooms
  • 1,2014 bedrooms
  • 4215+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Pasadena, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Pasadena, California
  • 389no bedroom
  • 1,9281 bedroom
  • 2,6492 bedrooms
  • 5233 bedrooms
  • 684 bedrooms
  • 515+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in South Pasadena in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in South Pasadena in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 149no vehicle
  • 1,0561 vehicle
  • 2,0972 vehicles
  • 9853 vehicles
  • 2544 vehicles
  • 845+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in South Pasadena in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in South Pasadena in renter-occupied apartments
  • 224no vehicle
  • 2,8411 vehicle
  • 2,1182 vehicles
  • 4073 vehicles
  • 484 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in South Pasadena, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in South Pasadena, California
  • 421 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1223 rooms
  • 4174 rooms
  • 6875 rooms
  • 8616 rooms
  • 8707 rooms
  • 6618 rooms
  • 1,0059+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Pasadena, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Pasadena, California
  • 3121 room
  • 2202 rooms
  • 1,3773 rooms
  • 1,5864 rooms
  • 1,1385 rooms
  • 6576 rooms
  • 1937 rooms
  • 628 rooms
  • 939+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in South Pasadena, CA
  • South Pasadena, CA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in South Pasadena, CA in 2017
  • 426Less than $10,000
  • 554$10,000 to $19,999
  • 388$20,000 to $29,999
  • 525$30,000 to $39,999
  • 560$40,000 to $49,999
  • 693$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,032$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,437$75,000 to $99,999
  • 967$100,000 to $124,999
  • 757$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,091$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,116$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in South Pasadena, CA

  • Distribution of house value in South Pasadena, CA in 2017
  • 23Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6$30,000 to $34,999
  • 16$50,000 to $59,999
  • 9$70,000 to $79,999
  • 6$80,000 to $89,999
  • 8$90,000 to $99,999
  • 5$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5$150,000 to $174,999
  • 8$200,000 to $249,999
  • 80$300,000 to $399,999
  • 163$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,364$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,355$750,000 to $999,999
  • 1,482$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 640$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 420$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in South Pasadena, CA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in South Pasadena, CA in 2017
  • 24Less than $100
  • 7$200 to $249
  • 5$550 to $599
  • 41$600 to $649
  • 12$650 to $699
  • 32$700 to $749
  • 37$800 to $899
  • 139$900 to $999
  • 1,215$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,328$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,120$1,500 to $1,999
  • 551$2,000 to $2,499
  • 154$2,500 to $2,999
  • 178$3,000 to $3,499
  • 85$3,500 or more
  • 65No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 97.7%
Number of people working at home: 1,305 (9.3% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 158
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 667
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,018
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,772
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,843
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 914
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,843
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 516
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 794
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,593
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,383
  • 90 or more minutes: 196
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - South Pasadena

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,578 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 708 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 232 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 36 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 36 (0%)
  • Railroad: 49 (1%)
  • Taxi: 68 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 36 (0%)
  • Walked: 195 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,305 (16%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.2%Males
  • 4.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • 12.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 1.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 2.2%Males
  • 3.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 26.1%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 1.4%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in South Pasadena, California
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in South Pasadena, California
  • 9962010 or later
  • 1,5542000 to 2009
  • 9821990 to 1999
  • 1,4681980 to 1989
  • 1,4051970 to 1979
  • 1,170Before 1970
Ancestries in South Pasadena, CA

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 551 (3.4%)
  • English: 491 (3.0%)
  • Italian: 412 (2.6%)
  • Irish: 297 (1.8%)
  • German: 223 (1.4%)
  • European: 173 (1.1%)
  • Norwegian: 132 (0.8%)
  • Scottish: 108 (0.7%)
  • Lebanese: 102 (0.6%)
  • Armenian: 102 (0.6%)
  • Eastern European: 91 (0.6%)
  • Dutch: 83 (0.5%)
  • Russian: 68 (0.4%)
  • Northern European: 59 (0.4%)
  • Danish: 49 (0.3%)
  • Jamaican: 49 (0.3%)
  • Iranian: 38 (0.2%)
  • Arab: 36 (0.2%)
  • Portuguese: 32 (0.2%)
  • Polish: 31 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 30 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 29 (0.2%)
  • Belgian: 28 (0.2%)
  • Haitian: 27 (0.2%)
  • British: 24 (0.1%)
  • New Zealander: 24 (0.1%)
  • Greek: 23 (0.1%)
  • Ethiopian: 23 (0.1%)
  • Czech: 21 (0.1%)
  • Swiss: 19 (0.1%)
  • Jordanian: 18 (0.1%)
  • French Canadian: 15 (0.09%)
  • Croatian: 14 (0.09%)
  • Scandinavian: 14 (0.09%)
  • Brazilian: 13 (0.08%)
  • African: 13 (0.08%)
  • Finnish: 10 (0.06%)
  • Hungarian: 10 (0.06%)
  • Egyptian: 9 (0.06%)
  • Canadian: 9 (0.06%)
  • Slovak: 9 (0.06%)
  • Ukrainian: 9 (0.06%)
  • Slovene: 8 (0.05%)
  • Turkish: 8 (0.05%)
  • Lithuanian: 7 (0.04%)
  • Yugoslavian: 6 (0.04%)
  • Bulgarian: 5 (0.03%)
  • Moroccan: 5 (0.03%)
  • Welsh: 4 (0.02%)
  • Cypriot: 2 (0.01%)
  • French: 2 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
South Pasadena:

18.4% (1,312)
California:

5.8% (608,533)

Korea
South Pasadena:

14.3% (1,022)
California:

3.1% (326,935)

Mexico
South Pasadena:

11.6% (825)
California:

39.9% (4,196,887)

Taiwan
South Pasadena:

8.6% (615)
California:

1.7% (176,288)

Philippines
South Pasadena:

6.3% (446)
California:

8.0% (842,233)

Japan
South Pasadena:

5.3% (380)
California:

1.0% (107,906)

Vietnam
South Pasadena:

5.1% (364)
California:

4.9% (516,046)

Hong Kong
South Pasadena:

3.4% (240)
California:

1.0% (101,715)

India
South Pasadena:

1.9% (136)
California:

4.4% (464,381)

Guatemala
South Pasadena:

1.6% (114)
California:

2.6% (272,771)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12,915
  • Other state: 5,490
  • Northeast: 1,688
  • Midwest: 1,332
  • South: 1,083
  • West: 1,414

90.0% of South Pasadena residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44.2% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39.7% lived in California.


South Pasadena:

90.0%
State average:

87.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 69
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 40
  • 5th and 6th grade: 23
  • 7th and 8th grade: 17
  • 9th grade: 3
  • 10th grade: 16
  • 11th grade: 33
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 45
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 758
  • Less than 1 year of college: 232
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,130
  • Associate degree: 612
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,072
  • Master's degree: 1,649
  • Professional school degree: 731
  • Doctorate degree: 475
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 138
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 62
  • 5th and 6th grade: 63
  • 7th and 8th grade: 28
  • 9th grade: 26
  • 10th grade: 42
  • 11th grade: 39
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 98
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,202
  • Less than 1 year of college: 398
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,104
  • Associate degree: 803
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,446
  • Master's degree: 1,717
  • Professional school degree: 616
  • Doctorate degree: 503
Educational Attainment for Females
South Pasadena marital status for males
South Pasadena marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,119
  • One, attached: 788
  • Two: 377
  • 3 or 4: 648
  • 5 to 9: 1,012
  • 10 to 19: 1,426
  • 20 to 49: 1,414
  • 50 or more: 398
  • Mobile homes: 18

Median worth of mobile homes: $493,104

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 1.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 4.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 18 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in South Pasadena
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Pasadena, CA
  • 79.3%Utility gas
  • 18.2%Electricity
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in South Pasadena, CA
  • 67.7%Utility gas
  • 29.1%Electricity
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 200
Here:

7.3%
California:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 86
Here:

5.8%
California:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 362
Here:

29.4%
California:

15.1%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability