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South Pasadena, California

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Welcome to South Pasadena ...

The city of South Pasadena is located in Los Angeles County.

A typical abbreviation for South Pasadena: S. Pasadena

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, South Pasadena has a population of 25,888 people<1> (see below for details).

South Pasadena was incorporated March 2, 1888.

The community of South Pasadena is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

South Pasadena is located in the (626) area code.

The ZIP codes for South Pasadena: 91030-91031<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Pasadena had a population of 25,619 people. This makes South Pasadena the county's 59th most populous community.

The population of South Pasadena represents 0.07% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 259th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,619 people, the population of South Pasadena increased 5.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 24,292 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, South Pasadena had an population of 25,888 people. This is an increase of 1.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.57% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near South Pasadena ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from South Pasadena and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Burbank   [Map]   104,834   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Compton   [Map]   97,612   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Downey   [Map]   113,092   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
El Monte   [Map]   116,109   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Glendale   [Map]   203,054   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Inglewood   [Map]   110,598   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for South Pasadena.

Communities Also Named South Pasadena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named South Pasadena - it's located in Florida.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around South Pasadena. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Pasadena. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Pasadena. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for South Pasadena:

Websites for South Pasadena ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Pasadena ...

Looking for more information about South 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 South Pasadena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Pasadena.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Pasadena.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Pasadena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 South Pasadena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether South Pasadena or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for South Pasadena includes: 91030 & 91031.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Pasadena) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Pasadena. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Pasadena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Pasadena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1159, Longitude: -118.1504     [Map].

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