Pasadena (// PAS-ə-DEE-nə) 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. Old Pasadena is the city's original commercial district.
|City of Pasadena|
|Incorporated||June 19, 1886|
|Named for||Tongva name of the area: “Pasakeg-na”|
|• Type||City council/manager|
|• Mayor||Victor Gordo|
|• City Council||Tyron Hampton|
John J. Kennedy (deceased)
|• City Manager||Andy Wilson|
|• 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|
44th in California
192nd in the U. S.
|• Density||6,141.5/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 138,699 at the 2020 census, making it the 44th 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.