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Welcome to Pasadena ...

The city of Pasadena is located in Los Angeles County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Pasadena, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1875.

The city was incorporated June 19, 1886.

When the people of Pasadena refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pasadenan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pasadena has a population of 141,816 people<3> (see below for details).

Pasadena is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Pasadena lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Pasadena: (626)

The ZIP codes for Pasadena: 91050-91051, 91101-91107, 91109-91110, 91114-91117, 91121, 91123-91126, 91129, 91131, 91175, 91182, 91184-91189, 91191<5>

Websites for Pasadena ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pasadena had an population of 141,816 people. This is an increase of 3.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pasadena had a population of 137,122 people. This makes Pasadena the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Pasadena represents 0.37% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 137,122 people, the population of Pasadena increased 2.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 133,936 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pasadena.

Communities Also Named Pasadena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 9 communities that are also named Pasadena - they are located in Florida (2), Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pasadena.

Communities near Pasadena ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pasadena.

  • Los Angeles
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Glendale
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Glendale is located in Los Angeles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 197,747 people
    • Former name for Glendale:
    • Tropico
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Glendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale <6>
  • El Monte
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Downey
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Inglewood
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • West Covina
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Norwalk
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Burbank
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Compton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • South Gate
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pasadena. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pasadena.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pasadena. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pasadena.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pasadena. Our list includes 61 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pasadena.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pasadena ...

Looking for more information about Pasadena? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pasadena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pasadena.

Adding Pasadena to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pasadena in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Pasadena was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Pasadena post office opened in 1875.

We also found Pasadena in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Pasadena.

The official website for Pasadena:

The official website for Los Angeles County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Los Angeles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Pasadena refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Pasadena may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pasadena.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pasadena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Pasadena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pasadena or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Pasadena includes: 91050, 91101, 91102, 91103, 91104, 91105, 91106, 91109, 91114, 91115, 91116, 91121, 91123, 91124, 91125, 91129, 91131, 91175, 91182, 91184, 91185, 91186, 91187, 91188 & 91189.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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