Skip to Main Content
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Pasadena is a suburb of Baltimore with a population of 27,484. Pasadena is in Anne Arundel County. Living in Pasadena offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Pasadena there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Pasadena and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Pasadena are above average.
About Pasadena...
Population
27,484

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$300,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,650
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Pasadena
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Pasadena Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Pasadena

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,208
National
$55,322
Places like Pasadena
More

Pasadena Reviews

69 reviews
All Categories
Pasadena has working class folks and their families. It's not a "hip" town by any stretch, so don't be looking for those kinds of activities. If you want a low crime area, friendly neighbors, parades that run right through the neighborhood, children playing and shrieking, people jogging, walking their dogs, and the old fashioned ice cream man driving around, then Pasadena is the place you want to live!! Close to the bay, awesome seafood, 100 is right there for your easy commute, take the backroads to Baltimore or Annapolis! It is what it is, a nice, quiet (older) neighborhood where your neighbor might be a plumber, electrician, or work for NSA.
Start Your Review of Pasadena
Rate It!
Pasadena is a very white, lower middle class neighborhood. We have lived here for over 15 years and the area continues to deteriorate. Many stores and restaurants have closed since we moved here and nothing that has moved in has succeeded. The area "night life" is limited strictly to saloons that are neither savory nor safe. I am glad we did not have to raise children here; quality education is most definitely NOT a priority here. We will be leaving soon and will not miss living here. In short: move elsewhere.
I have lived in Pasadena my entire life and I couldn't have asked for a better place to grow up. Through this experience, I have not only made long-lasting friendships, but because it is a small town I have also been able to learn about these friends families, where they have come from, and how they have contributed to Pasadena as a whole. As well as, being located on the Chesapeake Bay has endowed me with a knowledge most do not acquire, and that is that of the fragile ecosystem that we reside on. Growing up on the Bay has allowed me to learn about the effect I have on such an area and how I can help to lower the effect I bring to the area. It has been beneficial in many of the places I have been, and has changed the values I hold close to my core beliefs. I couldn't have asked for a more inclusive place to have grown and become the woman I am today.