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Pasadena, California (CA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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13.2% of Pasadena, CA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was about the same as the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of California. Taking into account residents not living in families, 18.4% of high school graduates and 46.6% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 20.4% among disabled males and 21.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 81.6%. For comparison, it was 50.3% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Pasadena, CA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Pasadena:

13.2%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Pasadena:

8.0%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Pasadena:

20.4%
California:

16.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 19.0% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Pasadena:

28.1%
California:

24.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Pasadena:

21.6%
California:

18.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 19.3% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Pasadena:

27.3%
California:

24.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

81.6%
Residents above poverty level:

50.3%

Poverty by age in Pasadena, CA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Pasadena
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Pasadena,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 10.8%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 8.0%6 to 11 years
  • 8.5%12 to 14 years
  • 46.5%15 years
  • 11.5%16 and 17 years
  • 37.1%18 to 24 years
  • 12.4%25 to 34 years
  • 6.2%35 to 44 years
  • 6.5%45 to 54 years
  • 15.6%55 to 64 years
  • 16.5%65 to 74 years
  • 19.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Pasadena
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Pasadena,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 16.9%Under 5 years
  • 9.5%5 years
  • 16.2%6 to 11 years
  • 16.9%12 to 14 years
  • 30.8%15 years
  • 8.5%16 and 17 years
  • 14.0%18 to 24 years
  • 8.6%25 to 34 years
  • 9.4%35 to 44 years
  • 13.4%45 to 54 years
  • 11.6%55 to 64 years
  • 14.1%65 to 74 years
  • 21.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Pasadena, CA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Pasadena,CA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 7.8%Under 5 years
  • 8.3%5 years
  • 9.8%6 to 11 years
  • 8.8%12 to 14 years
  • 12.9%15 years
  • 10.7%16 and 17 years
  • 17.0%18 to 24 years
  • 7.9%25 to 34 years
  • 6.0%35 to 44 years
  • 4.9%45 to 54 years
  • 4.7%55 to 64 years
  • 2.7%65 to 74 years
  • 5.5%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Pasadena, CA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Pasadena, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Pasadena, CA (%)
  • 11.4%White
  • 17.2%Black
  • 20.3%American Indian
  • 13.6%Asian
  • 12.7%Native Hawaiian
  • 20.9%Other race
  • 8.6%2+ races
  • 13.7%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Pasadena, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Pasadena, CA (absolute numbers)
  • 5,667White
  • 2,435Black
  • 90American Indian
  • 3,170Asian
  • 29Native Hawaiian
  • 4,795Other race
  • 4702+ races
  • 6,833Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 11.8%Below poverty level
  • 88.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 16.2%Below poverty level
  • 83.8%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Pasadena, CA

Children below poverty level:
Pasadena, California:

13.0%
State:

17.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Pasadena:

18.4%
California:

18.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Pasadena:

46.6%
California:

43.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 33.1%Married-couple family
  • 0.8%Male, no wife present
  • 66.1%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Pasadena not in families by work experience
  • 4.3%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 35.1%Worked part-time
  • 60.6%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.4%Both worked full-time
  • 5.2%One full-time, other part-time
  • 21.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 15.9%Both worked part-time
  • 24.8%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 32.1%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.8%1999 to 2000
  • 4.1%1995 to 1998
  • 1.1%1990 to 1994
  • 4.4%1980 to 1989
  • 7.1%1970 to 1979
  • 9.2%1960 to 1969
  • 15.6%1950 to 1959
  • 10.9%1940 to 1949
  • 46.8%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.2%1999 to 2000
  • 1.1%1995 to 1998
  • 2.3%1990 to 1994
  • 9.1%1980 to 1989
  • 9.1%1970 to 1979
  • 7.2%1960 to 1969
  • 19.0%1950 to 1959
  • 13.2%1940 to 1949
  • 38.8%1939 or earlier
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