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Overview

Introduction to South Pasadena, California

South Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles county, is 2 miles NW of Alhambra, California and 6 miles NE of Los Angeles, California. The city is considered part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area. 

South Pasadena History

The landowners of present day South Pasadena and Pasadena voted and renamed their association to Pasadena in 1875. In order to gain more control, the inhabitants of South Pasadena voted for incorporation in February of 1888. The city of South Pasadena was incorporated on March 2, 1888 and William Collier became the first mayor.

South Pasadena and nearby Attractions

  • Garfield Park.
  • Gamble House.
  • Kidspace Children's Museum.
  • Pacific Asia Museum.
  • Hollywood Wax Museum.

Things To Do In South Pasadena

There are a number of historical sites and museums in the city of South Pasadena. The city also includes parks, playgrounds and theaters where you can spend your leisure time. In addition, the Parks and Recreation Department of South Pasadena organizes cooking classes and various other interesting events.

South Pasadena Transportation

Air transportation is available from Orange County International Airport.

South Pasadena Higher Education

The nearest university is California State University - Los Angeles.

People

Total Population 25,999
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 13,098
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59%
Median Earnings25+ $53,445
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,404
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,254

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,446
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 8.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 6.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,404
Median House Value $855,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61%
US/American 0.5%
English 7.7%
Irish 7.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

South Pasadena Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Alhambra, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 6 miles NE of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91030
P.O. Box Zip Codes 91031
Phone Area Codes 626
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.116
Longitude -118.149

South 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 2.3 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 9.4 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 CULVER CITY
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 67 F
Apr Temp 52 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 57 to 77 F
Annual Precip 13.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alhambra 84,782 $58,333
Monterey Park 61,085 $59,671
Pasadena 139,899 $90,405
Rosemead 54,615 $44,578
San Gabriel 40,198 $55,466
San Marino 13,353 $157,357

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

South Pasadena Public Libraries

Library
South Pasadena Public Library
1100 OXLEY ST.
South Pasadena, California
(626) 403-7330

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South Pasadena High Schools

SOUTH PASADENA SENIOR HIGH
1401 FREMONT AVE.
626-441-5820
Serves 1,481 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.3

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