Pasadena, California

Pasadena (/ˌpæsəˈdnə/) is a city in Los Angeles County, California, 11 miles (18 km) northeast of downtown Los Angeles. It is the most populous city and the primary cultural center of the San Gabriel Valley.[17] With its substantial downtown area, observers consider it as either a suburb of nearby Los Angeles, or as a significant urban center in its own right.[18][19]

Pasadena, California
City of Pasadena
City of Roses, Crown City,[1] Rose Town
Location in Los Angeles County and the State of California
Location within the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
Location within the State of California
Location within the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 34°09′22″N 118°7′55″W
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
IncorporatedJune 19, 1886[2]
Named forChippewa word meaning "Crown of the Valley"
  TypeCity council/manager
  MayorVictor Gordo[3]
  City CouncilTyron Hampton[4]
Felicia Williams[5]
John J. Kennedy[6]
Gene Masuda[7]
Jessica Rivas[8]
Steve Madison[9]
Andy Wilson
  City ManagerSteve Mermell[10]
  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)
  Rank9th in Los Angeles County
41st in California
192nd in the U. S.
  Density6,141.58/sq mi (2,371.24/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes[15]
91101–91110, 91114–91118, 91121, 91123–91126, 91129, 91182, 91184, 91185, 91188, 91189, 91199
Area codes323, 626, 818
FIPS code06-56000
GNIS feature IDs1664804, 2411379

Its population was 137,122 at the 2010 census[20] and an estimated 141,029 in 2019,[14] making it the 41st largest city in California[13] and the ninth-largest city in Los Angeles County. Pasadena was incorporated on June 19, 1886, becoming one of the first cities to be incorporated in what is now Los Angeles County, following the city of Los Angeles (April 4, 1850).[21]

Pasadena is known for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade. It is also home to many scientific, educational, and cultural institutions, including Caltech, Pasadena City College, Fuller Theological Seminary, ArtCenter College of Design, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Ambassador Auditorium, the Norton Simon Museum, and the USC Pacific Asia Museum, with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in nearby La Cañada Flintridge.