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"City of Roses"

Residential suburb

Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "valley" or "crown of the valley"

The latitude of Pasadena is 34.147N. The longitude is -118.143W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 863 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 141,114.


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Median household income
Local
$46,012
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pasadena demographic reports
Pasadena is in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains
Former and merged names include:
· Indiana Colony
The city rose and fell with the 19th-century real estate market
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 700. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1978 movie, "Halloween"
· 1996 movie, "The Nutty Professor"
· 2006 movie, "Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny"
Well-known residents have included:
· Sally Field, actress
· Kathleen Quinlan, actress
· Richard Moll, actor (Bull Shannon on "Night Court")
· Charlotte Perkins Gilman, author
Local bands (past and present) have included Van Halen
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Tournament of Roses - Jan. 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pasadena web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Pasadena Symphony, furious theatre company
Nearby parks & recreation: Brookside Park, Angeles National Forest
Historic sites and museums: Pasadena Museum of History, Tournament House and Wrigley Gardens, Norton Simon Museum, Kidspace Museum, Gamble House, Pacific Asia Museum
Colleges and universities: California Institute of Technology, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena City College, American Academy of Dramatic Arts West
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 149
Quotes:
Suburbs, developments, and intersections, and here we are in Pasadena. Softly sloping avenues loll between orange trees and thickset palms.
-- America Day by Day
Simone de Beauvoir
Songs:
· "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena"

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Pasadena residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pasadena ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pasadena was $28,186, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

41% of Pasadena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Pasadena include Civic Center Financial District, Huntington Hotel Historic District, Old Pasadena Historic District, Pasadena Civic Center District, Prospect Historic District, South Marengo Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pasadena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $677.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,782.


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Libraries in Pasadena include Allendale Branch Library, Hastings Branch Library, Hill Ave. Branch Library, La Pintoresca Branch Library, Lamanda Park Branch Library, Linda Vista Branch Library, Pasadena Central Library, San Rafael Branch Library, Santa Catalina Branch Library, Villa Parke Community Center Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pasadena include Pasadena Independent, Pasadena Star-News

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KPCC.

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Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pasadena political report.

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Pasadena restaurants taking online reservations include Arroyo Chop House, Bar Celona, Cafe Atlantic, Celestino, Crocodile Cafe - Pasadena, Il Fornaio - Pasadena, La Fornaretta, La Maschera, Madre's, Maison Akira ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Pasadena workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 20 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pasadena between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ Suburbs, developments, and intersections, and here we are in Pasadena. Softly sloping avenues loll between orange trees and thickset palms. ”
~ America Day by Day
Simone de Beauvoir

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