Pasadena (//) 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. 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.
|City of Pasadena|
|Incorporated||June 19, 1886|
|Named for||Chippewa word meaning "Crown of the Valley"|
|• Type||City council/manager|
|• Mayor||Victor Gordo|
|• City Council||Tyron Hampton|
John J. Kennedy
|• City Manager||Steve Mermell|
|• Total||23.11 sq mi (59.84 km2)|
|• Land||22.96 sq mi (59.47 km2)|
|• Water||0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2) 0.68%|
|Elevation||863 ft (263 m)|
|• Rank||9th in Los Angeles County|
41st in California
192nd in the U. S.
|• Density||6,141.58/sq mi (2,371.24/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−8 (Pacific)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (PDT)|
91101–91110, 91114–91118, 91121, 91123–91126, 91129, 91182, 91184, 91185, 91188, 91189, 91199
|Area codes||323, 626, 818|
|GNIS feature IDs||1664804, 2411379|
Its population was 137,122 at the 2010 census and an estimated 141,029 in 2019, making it the 41st largest city in California 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).
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.