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Population Information:

Population Size: 26,156

Median Resident Age: 40.5
Zip codes: 91030

Elevation: 660 feet
Land area: 3.44 square miles.
Population density: 7,606 people per square mile
High school or higher: 95.9%
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 61.5%
Graduate or professional degree: 29.0%
Unemployed: 3.8%

Real Estate:

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: over $1,000,000
South Pasadena: over $1,000,000 CA: $477,500
Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: over $1,000,000
Detached houses: over $1,000,000
Townhouses or other attached units: $670,572
In 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $523,361
Median gross rent in 2016: $1,542
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $6,534 Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,303
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (12.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820). Nearest cities: Alhambra, CA (1.6 miles ), San Marino, CA (1.6 miles ), Pasadena, CA (1.8 miles ), San Gabriel, CA (1.9 miles ), Southwest San Gabriel Valley, CA (2.0 miles ), East San Gabriel, CA (2.1 miles ), Monterey Park, CA (2.1 miles ), East Pasadena, CA (2.2 miles ).

Notable Locations:

Arroyo Seco Golf Course
South Pasadena Public Library
Eddie Park
Garfield Park
South Pasadena Historic District

Top 5 Best Restaurants:

  1. Poke Salad Bar
  2. Fiore Market Cafe
  3. Cos&Pi
  4. TeaMorrow
  5. Nori Sushi Wraps

Schools and Ratings:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Pasadena:
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena (about 3 miles; Pasadena, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,934)
California Institute of Technology (about 3 miles; Pasadena, CA; FT enrollment: 2,246)
Pasadena City College (about 4 miles; Pasadena, CA; FT enrollment: 14,712)
California State University-Los Angeles (about 4 miles; Los Angeles, CA; FT enrollment: 17,545)
Occidental College (about 4 miles; Los Angeles, CA; FT enrollment: 2,276)
Art Center College of Design (about 5 miles; Pasadena, CA; FT enrollment: 2,346)
East Los Angeles College (about 6 miles; Monterey Park, CA; FT enrollment: 17,297)

Public high school in South Pasadena:
SOUTH PASADENA SENIOR HIGH (Students: 1,116, Location: 1401 FREMONT AVE., Grades: 9-12) (10/10 greatschools)

Private high school in South Pasadena:
ALMANSOR CENTER (Students: 142, Location: 625 FAIR OAKS AVE, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in South Pasadena:
SOUTH PASADENA MIDDLE (Students: 978, Location: 1500 FAIR OAKS, Grades: 6-8)
MARENGO ELEMENTARY (Students: 421, Location: 1400 MARENGO AVE., Grades: KG-5)  (10/10 greatschools)
ARROYO VISTA ELEMENTARY (Students: 401, Location: 335 EL CENTRO ST., Grades: KG-5) (10/10 greatschools)
MONTEREY HILLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 323, Location: 1624 VIA DEL REY, Grades: KG-5) (10/10 greatschools)

Private elementary/middle school in South Pasadena:
HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 320, Location: 1301 ROLLIN ST, Grades: KG-8)


Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 49 (35 officers). Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.33 California average: 1.39

Crime Index: 169.3
US Cities Average: 280.5

Living Conditions:

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 164. This is significantly worse than average.

South Pasadena-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average.