City of Pasadena

Seal of the City of Pasadena

Charter City
Incorporated: June 19, 1886
City Hall: 100 N Garfield, Pasadena 91109
City Telephone: (626) 744-7311
Website: www.cityofpasadena.net
Population (2010 Census):
137,122 (2000 Census: 133,936; 1990 Census: 131,591). For latest State Population Estimates, click here.
Population Density (2010 Census): 5,969.6 persons per square mile
Population Age 65+ (2010 Census): 13.5% (2000 Census: 12.1%; 1990 Census: 13.2%)
Population Under Age 18 (2010 Census): 19.3% (2000 Census: 23.1%; 1990 Census: 22.0%)
Land Area: 22.97 square miles (59.49 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.16 square miles (0.41 square kilometers)

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City Government Officials

Founded in 1874 and named Indiana Colony after the residents. The current name, credited to Dr. Thomas B. Elliot of the San Gabriel Orange Grove Association, is derived from a Chippewa word that loosely translates as “valley.” Although inaccurate, the popular interpretation of the name as “Crown of the Valley” continues to persist.

City in red below. Click on map for more detailed color map of county.

Map showing location of the City of Pasadena