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Overview

Introduction to Pasadena, California

Pasadena, California is a city of nearly 145,000 people. It is located in Los Angeles County, approximately fifteen minutes northeast of Los Angeles. Pasadena is in the Los Angeles Long Beach Santa Ana metropolitan area, which at 12.9 million people is the second largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Pasadena is near Los Angeles, which was ranked among the thirty "Most Fun U.S. Cities" in a study conducted by Cranium, Inc. in 2004. Pasadena is also a past finalist community for the National Civic Leagues coveted "All-America City Award". Pasadena is home to three Fortune 1000 companies. It is also home to the California Institute of Technology.

In the heart of Southern California, Pasadena receives the weather for which Southern California is famous. Temperatures are pleasant in the winter with average daily temperatures in the high sixties and low seventies (degrees Fahrenheit), and summer temperatures average in the high eighties and low nineties (degrees Fahrenheit).

Pasadena Arts and Entertainment

Pasadena, California provides easy access to all of the many entertainment offerings of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. In addition, some of Pasadena's more notable entertainment offerings include:

  • The Boston Court Performing Arts Complex
  • The Norton Simon Museum
  • The Pacific Asia Museum
  • The Pasadena Museum of California Art
  • The Pasadena Playhouse
  • The Pasadena Pops
  • The Annual Rose Bowl college football game
  • The Pasadena Symphony
  • The Annual Tournament of Roses Parade

For the sports enthusiast, Pasadena is home to the NCAA college football Rose Bowl every January 1st. The Rose Bowl is also home to the UCLA Bruins. In addition, the Los Angeles Area is home to the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League (AFL), Major League Baseball's (MLB) Los Angeles Dodgers, two Major League Soccer (MLS) teams - Club Deportivo Chivas USA and Los Angeles Galaxy, two National Basketball Association (NBA) teams - the Los Angeles Clippers and the Lakers, the National Hockey League's (NHL) LA Kings, and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

Los Angeles County is also one of the few areas in the U.S. where you can go to the beach in the morning, and skiing or snow boarding in the mountains in the afternoon.

People

Total Population 139,065
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 70,528
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 43%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.1%
Median Earnings25+ $44,147
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,442
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,578

Wealth

Median Family Income $88,600
% Above Poverty Level 85.4%
% Below Poverty Level 14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.2%
% Using Public Transportation 5.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 34%
Median Gross Rent $1,375
Median House Value $614,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63.3%
US/American 3.8%
English 5.9%
Irish 5.7%

Pasadena Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles NE of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91101, 91103, 91104, 91105, 91106, 91107, 91108
P.O. Box Zip Codes 91102, 91109, 91114, 91115, 91116, 91117, 91118
Company Zip Codes 91110, 91121, 91123, 91124, 91125, 91126, 91129, 91131, 91175, 91182, 91184, 91185, 91186, 91187, 91188, 91189, 91191
Phone Area Codes 626
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.147
Longitude -118.143

Pasadena Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PASADENA
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 21 inches
Station MT WILSON NO 2
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 53 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 51 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.3 inches
Station U C L A
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 66 F
Apr Temp 53 to 69 F
Jul Temp 62 to 77 F
Oct Temp 59 to 75 F
Annual Precip 18.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alhambra 84,400 $57,056
San Gabriel 40,173 $62,144
San Marino 13,294 $154,050
Sierra Madre 11,060 $111,389
South Pasadena 25,914 $107,015

Pasadena Public Libraries

Library
Pasadena Public Library
285 E. WALNUT ST.
Pasadena, California
(626) 744-4033
Library Web Site

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Pasadena Hospitals

HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
100 W CALIFORNIA BLVD
(626) 397-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Pasadena High Schools

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PASADENA HIGH
2925 E. SIERRA MADRE BLVD.
626-798-8901
Serves 2,530 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

MARSHALL FUNDAMENTAL
990 N. ALLEN AVE.
626-798-0713
Serves 1,778 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.1

MUIR HIGH
1905 LINCOLN AVE.
626-798-7881
Serves 1,439 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.8

OPTIONS FOR YOUTH - UPLAND CHARTER
199 S. LOS ROBLES SUITE 700
909-946-0500
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 1,301 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.3

BLAIR HIGH
1201 S. MARENGO AVE.
626-441-2201
Serves 1,154 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.6

ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY
315 N. PASADENA AVE.
626-795-9501
A Title I School.
Serves 329 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

ROSE CITY HIGH (CONT.)
325 SOUTH OAK KNOLL AVE.
626-795-9541
A Non-traditional School
Serves 276 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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Historic Pasadena

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Hotel Raymond between 1880 and 1920

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Hotel Raymond between 1880 and 1920

Railway station between 1900 and 1906

Hotel Green (west building) between 1900 and 1920

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