Pasadena, California

Pasadena: The second most populous city in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the San Gabriel Valley region of California. Pasadena is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the California Institute of Technology and the Norton Simon Museum.

About

Pasadena is a city located in the county of Los Angeles in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 137,122. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 141,045 inhabitants.

The city was created 138 years ago in 1885.

The city of Pasadena was founded in 1874 and incorporated in 1886. It became a popular winter resort for wealthy Easterners attracted to the area's warm climate. Many grand hotels, mansions and gardens were built during this time, lending Pasadena an air of luxury.

As the city grew, major institutions like Caltech and Fuller Theological Seminary relocated to Pasadena, establishing its reputation as an academic hub. The Rose Bowl stadium was also constructed in 1922, becoming a core part of the city's identity.

Key Facts About Modern Pasadena

Here are some key details about modern day Pasadena:

  • Population: Around 142,000 residents, making it the 9th largest city in Los Angeles County.
  • Economy: Major employers today include Caltech, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Bank of America and CBRE Group headquarters. Technology and research are significant industries.
  • Neighborhoods: Pasadena has several distinct neighborhoods like Old Pasadena, Lamanda Park, Orange Heights and East Pasadena. Each area has its own home styles and vibes.
  • Attractions: Famous sites include the Rose Bowl Stadium, the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena City Hall, and the iconic Colorado Street Bridge.
  • Events: Pasadena is known for hosting the annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl college football game on New Year's Day, which draw tourists worldwide.

With its historic architecture, academic influence, and vibrant culture, Pasadena has evolved into one of the Los Angeles area's most dynamic and creative communities.

Pasadena locator map
Location of Pasadena on California map.

Quick Facts about Pasadena

Population : 141,045 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Los Angeles County
Postal code : 91101, 91103, 91104, 91105, 91106, 91107, 91191
Phone Area Codes : 626
Official name : Pasadena
Water as percent of area : 0.68%
Land as percent of area : 99.32%
Altitude : 863 feet / 263 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1886 (138 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone
Local time : 22:55:50 (1st March 2024)
Population growth : 2.78% (2010-2020)
Pasadena City Hall 2 image
Pasadena City Hall 2
Pasadena City Hall 2 image

Geography

Pasadena is located at 34°8'52"N 118°8'40"W (34.1477800, -118.1445200). It has 2 neighbors: Los Angeles and Sierra Madre.

Pasadena map

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Pasadena has 2 neighbours.

  • Los Angeles The second most populous city in the United States and the center of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It is located on the coast of Southern California, at the head of the Santa Monica Bay. Los Angeles is a major center for the entertainment industry and is home to many Hollywood studios.
  • Sierra Madre city in California

Demographics

The population of Pasadena increased by 2.78% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 137,122 - census
2011 137,652 0.39% estimation process
2012 138,097 0.32% estimation process
2013 139,292 0.86% estimation process
2014 139,529 0.17% estimation process
2015 141,025 1.06% estimation process
2016 141,601 0.41% estimation process
2017 141,757 0.11% estimation process
2018 140,906 -0.6% estimation process
2019 141,029 0.09% estimation process
2020 141,045 0.01% estimation process

Pasadena zip code is 91101. County name: Los Angeles, County fips: 06037

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People born in Pasadena (200)

People born in Pasadena, including computer pioneer Charles P. Thacker, economist Thomas J. Sargent, American-Canadian swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, world champion, world record-holder Missy Franklin, .

List

  • Brandon Soo Hoo (Chinese-American SAG-Aftra Actor) he was born in 02/11/1995
  • Sally Field (American actress) she was born in 06/11/1946
  • Sophia Bush (American actress) she was born in 08/07/1982
  • Julia Child (American chef) she was born in 15/08/1912
  • Christian Serratos (American actress) she was born in 21/09/1990
  • Kathleen Quinlan (American actress) she was born in 19/11/1954
  • Octavia E. Butler (American science fiction writer (1947-2006)) she was born in 22/06/1947
  • Christy Canyon (American movie actress) she was born in 17/06/1966
  • Chris Kinard (badminton player) he was born in 08/11/1950
  • Summer Bishil (actress) she was born in 17/07/1988
  • Kirsten Vangsness (American actress) she was born in 07/07/1972
  • Richard Bellis (American composer) he was born in 03/04/1946
  • Jennifer Lyons (American actress) she was born in 06/08/1977
  • Ruben Douglas (Panamanian-American professional basketball player, born 1979) he was born in 30/10/1979
  • Bill Richardson (politician and governor from the United States) he was born in 15/11/1947
  • Cody Cameron (American director and storyboard artist) he was born in 12/10/1970
  • James Deen (American movie actor, director, producer and blogger) he was born in 07/02/1986
  • Aden Meinel (American astronomer) he was born in 25/11/1922

Schools in Pasadena

College & universities near Pasadena, CA

Code Name City ZIP
114840 Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena (CA) 91182
455770 Providence Christian College Pasadena (CA) 91101
493080 Institute of Culinary Education Pasadena (CA) 91101-5221
120768 Pacific Oaks College Pasadena (CA) 91103
123095 Saybrook University Pasadena (CA) 91103

Stations (45)

Amtrak & bus stations near Pasadena, CA

Code Name Address Type
PAS Pasadena, California 150 South Los Robles Ave. BUS
GDL Glendale Transportation Center 400 West Cerritos Avenue RAIL
LAX Los Angeles Union Station 800 North Alameda Street RAIL
LCA La Crescenta, California Honolulu & Lowell Avenue BUS
BUR Burbank Airport–South station 3750 Empire Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Pasadena

Post Office Name City ZIP
Plaza Pasadena Post Office Pasadena (CA) 91101
Catalina Post Office Pasadena (CA) 91106
Orangewood Post Office Pasadena (CA) 91105
Pasadena Post Office Pasadena (CA) 91109
Pasadena Window Un Post Office Pasadena (CA) 91109

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Pasadena , Texas The second most populous city in Harris County, Texas. It is located in the northeastern part of the county. Pasadena is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the University of Houston and the Miller Outdoor Theatre. with a population of 149,440 people.

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Distance to Other Cities

Pasadena distances to largest California cities