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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,936
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+13,101
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher61.5%
Median Earnings25+$56,354
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,206
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,417

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,410
% Above Poverty Level90.9%
% Below Poverty Level9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home8.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone31.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,466
Median House Value$876,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.8%
English7.8%
German7.6%
Irish7%
Italian4.3%
Norwegian2.1%
Scottish1.7%
Russian1.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Polish1.4%
Swedish1.1%
Portuguese1.1%
Arab1%
Dutch0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Iranian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
African0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Czech0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Jordanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
South African0.1%
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South Pasadena Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91030
P.O. Box Zip Codes91031
Phone Area Codes323,626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.11
Approximate Longitude-118.15

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)

StationPASADENA
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip21 inches
StationMT WILSON NO 2
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 53 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp51 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.3 inches
StationCULVER CITY
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp46 to 67 F
Apr Temp52 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 80 F
Oct Temp57 to 77 F
Annual Precip13.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alhambra84,866$59,682
Monterey Park61,001$60,485
Pasadena140,268$90,003
Rosemead54,507$46,150
San Gabriel40,200$58,318
San Marino13,324$159,662

South Pasadena Public Libraries

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

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South Pasadena Public Schools

Arroyo Vista Elementary
335 El Centro St.
ZIP: 91030
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Marengo Elementary
1400 Marengo Ave.
ZIP: 91030
Primary
Total Enrollment 762
Monterey Hills Elementary
1624 Via Del Rey
ZIP: 91030
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
South Pasadena Middle
1500 Fair Oaks
ZIP: 91030
Middle
Total Enrollment 1117
South Pasadena Senior High
1401 Fremont Ave.
ZIP: 91030
High
Total Enrollment 1533

South Pasadena Private Schools

Almansor Center
625 Fair Oaks Ave
ZIP: 91030
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 142
Holy Family Catholic School
1301 Rollin St
ZIP: 91030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 320
St James Parish Day School & Kindergarten
1325 Monterey Rd
ZIP: 91030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
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