Pasadena, California

city in Los Angeles County, California, United States

Pasadena is a city in California. It is northeast of Los Angeles on Interstate 210 and the Metro Gold Line. As of 2020, it had a population of 138,699.[6]

Pasadena, California
Flag of Pasadena, California
Official seal of Pasadena, California
City of Roses, Crown City,[1] Rose Town
Location in Los Angeles County and the State of California
Location in Los Angeles County and the State of California
Pasadena is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Location within the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
Pasadena is located in California
Location within the State of California
Pasadena is located in the United States
Location within the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 34°09′22″N 118°7′55″W / 34.15611°N 118.13194°W / 34.15611; -118.13194
CountryUnited States
CountyLos Angeles
IncorporatedJune 19, 1886; 137 years ago (1886-06-19)[2]
Named forTongva name of the area: "Pasakeg-na"[3]
 • Total23.11 sq mi (59.84 km2)
 • Land22.96 sq mi (59.47 km2)
 • Water0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)  0.68%
Elevation863 ft (263 m)
 • Total138,699
 • Rank9th in Los Angeles County
44th in California
192nd in the U. S.
 • Density6,141.5/sq mi (2,371.24/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes[7]
91101–91110, 91114–91118, 91121, 91123–91126, 91129, 91182, 91184, 91185, 91188, 91189, 91199
Area code323, 626
FIPS code06-56000
GNIS feature IDs1664804, 2411379

Every year, Pasadena has the Tournament of Roses Parade. The Rose Bowl Game is played after the parade.

Pasadena was settled by Tongva Indians and Mexican ranchers before California became a state. In the 1880s, it became a city (making it the oldest city in the area after Los Angeles). Pasadena was one of the hubs of the Pacific Electric Railroad. During the early 20th century, it was the eighth-largest city in California.

There are many historic buildings in Pasadena. They include the Gamble House, the Blacker House, and the historic homes in Bungalow Heaven. There are also several colleges, including the California Institute of Technology. Pasadena has an arts scene, with many famous people acting at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium or Pasadena Playhouse or putting paintings in the Norton Simon Museum.

References change

  1. "Pasadena at 125: Early History of the Crown City". KCETLink. June 16, 2011. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  2. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Microsoft Word) on February 21, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  3. Diaz, Enrique (2005). The San Gabriel Valley: A 21st Century Portrait. ISBN 9781893619456.
  4. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  5. "Pasadena". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Pasadena (city) QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau.
  7. "ZIP Code(tm) Lookup". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  8. "About Pasadena". City of Pasadena, California. Retrieved March 15, 2015.