South Pasadena, California

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South Pasadena as seen from a stop on the Gold Line

South Pasadena is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 24,292.

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The Interstate 710 Controversy

South Pasadena is well-known throughout the greater Los Angeles region for its vehement opposition to the completion of Interstate 710 from Interstate 10 to Interstate 210.

The litigation over the 710 "gap closure" has raged on for three decades. At present, Caltrans is currently exploring the possibility of building a tunnel underneath South Pasadena, but it is not yet clear whether such a project will be physically or financially feasible.

Because I-710 was never finished, and because there are no four-lane arterials that run straight from Pasadena to East Los Angeles, the entire western end of the San Gabriel Valley suffers from severe traffic congestion.

The reason why residents refuse to extend the I-710 is because many old and valuable houses will be torn down. More apartment buildings will be obstructed and this will surely lower S.P.U.S.D.(South Pasadena Unified School District) very high rankings. Long time residents have vowed "over their dead bodies."

Geography

South Pasadena is located at 34°6'47" North, 118°9'21" West (34.112958, -118.155778)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.9 km² (3.4 mi²). 8.9 km² (3.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

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As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 24,292 people, 10,477 households, and 6,003 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,726.5/km² (7,064.4/mi²). There are 10,850 housing units at an average density of 1,217.8/km² (3,155.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 60.32% White, 3.04% African American, 0.34% Native American, 26.58% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 5.17% from other races, and 4.47% from two or more races. 16.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,477 households out of which 29.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% are married couples living together, 11.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% are non-families. 34.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 3.05.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $55,728, and the median income for a family is $72,039. Males have a median income of $55,336 versus $40,304 for females. The per capita income for the city is $32,620. 6.1% of the population and 3.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.1% of those under the age of 18 and 5.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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