Pasadena Census and Population

The Census of Housing and Population is conducted every ten years by the Census Bureau. The data collected is used extensively by businesses and government agencies for planning and other purposes. In Pasadena, the data is also used for the purpose of reapportionment for City Council districts. The next Census will be conducted in the year 2020.

City of Pasadena Population Figures for the Past 110 years
 Year Population  Event
2010 137.122 Census 2010
2000 133,936 Census 2000
1990 131,591 Growth Management Initiative approved by voters – 1989
1980 118,072 Olympic Soccer at Rose Bowl – 1984
1970 112,951 Norton Simon Museum dedicated – 1969
1960 116,407 Ice House Comedy Club established
1950 106,268 Pasadena High School built – mid-1950’s
1940 81,864 Arroyo Seco Fwy dedicated
1930 76,086 City Hall built – 1927
1920 45,374 Rose Bowl built/City Planning Commission founded- 1922
1910 30,291 Wrigley Mansion built-1911
1900 9,117 Huntington Hotel built – 1907
1890 4,882 Pasadena incorporated -1886
1880 391 First Midwestern families settled in Pasadena – 1874

For further information about Pasadena demographics, contact the Planning & Community Development Department at (626) 744-4009.

For detailed demographic information, see: