Immigration in Pasadena CA: The Statistics For Our Population

By January 29, 2020Immigration Law Blog
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Immigration in Pasadena CA is a huge component of who we are as a city. As a top Pasadena immigration attorney practice, Nelson and Associates meet many of these immigrants personally. As valued members of our community,  we think that it’s important for everyone to understand just how much of a role our immigrant population plays in our daily city life. That’s why today we’re sharing some statistics for the Pasadena population from the city as a whole and for our immigrant population (source).

Immigration in Pasadena CA: The Statistics For Our Population

According to the latest survey data, the population of Pasadena, California is 142,647. Our population is slowly increasing with a change of 6% between the year 2000 and 2017. Approximately 30.2% of the city’s population is foreign-born (this number increased by just 0.4% from 2016 to 2017). The median age of Pasadena residents is just slightly higher than the average California resident at 37.4 years old compared to 36.5 years. The median age for native-born Pasadena residents is 33 years old and the median foreign-born age of Pasadena foreign-born residents is 46.

Overall, the median house value in Pasadena is above the state average, the unemployed percentage is below the state average, the house age is above the state average, and the percentage of the population with a bachelor’s degree or higher significantly above the state average.

Diversity in Pasadena

When we look at the races that make up our city population, we have a somewhat diverse group of individuals.

  • 35.5% White alone
  • 35.1% Hispanic
  • 17.4% Asian alone
  • 8.2% Black alone
  • 3.2% Two or more races
  • 0.3% Other race alone
  • 0.2% American Indian alone
  • 0.04% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico. Approximately 4,212,695 California residents were born in Mexico. Approximately 836,199 residents were born in the Philippines and 612,429 Californians were born in China. 85% of Pasadena residents are U.S citizens. In the entirety of L.A. County, 60% of children have at least one parent who is an immigrant.

Statistics For L.A. County

In L.A. County the population is over three million people. Approximately one in five of those people is undocumented or lives with someone who is undocumented. Twenty-eight percent of L.A. County residents are legal permanent residents and twenty-four percent are undocumented immigrants.

Nearly half of the population of L.A. County is Latino with around 40% of those Latinos being foreign-born. 15 percent identify as
Asian American or Pacific Islander (AAPI), 27 percent identify as white, 8 percent of L.A. County’s population identify as Black and about 3 percent of residents identify as Multiracial or Other.

L.A. County has a vast immigrant population with immigrants from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This incredible diversity creates a unique environment that is, overall, very welcoming to immigrants.

Immigration in Pasadena CA: Do You Need An Attorney?

If you live in Pasadena, California and are in need of an immigration attorney, Nelson and Associates can help! Just call 626-683-3451 to set up a consultation with our experienced immigration attorneys today!