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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Pacifica is approximately 37,670 (1990), 37234 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,740 (1990), 13967 (2010).
The amount of land area in Pacifica is 32.73 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.076 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pacifica to Washington DC is 2580 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 84 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pacifica is positioned 37.61 degrees north of the equator and 122.47 degrees west of the prime meridian.


on the Pacific coast, south of San Francisco
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History & History Related Items

Incorporated in 1957, Pacifica became a city, but it began long before that time when in 1769, Portola led an expedition to explore this area of California. He and his party encountered this and surrounding areas by mistake, but found it a safe and comfortable haven from their difficult travels.

In 1839, Don Francisco Sanchez was given a land grant that included most of what is now Pacifica. The Sanchez Adobe is the oldest building in the county and is open to the public. For a time in the early 1900's, the area hosted tourists and summer residents. There was even a castle built here in 1908 by Henry McCloskey. As time went on, more homes were built and little communities grew. on 27 November 1957, nine of these little hamlets incorporated as Pacifica.
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Pacifica Pier

Point Montara Lighthouse
about seven miles south of Pacifica.
This lighthouse was begun back in 1875.
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Pacifica City Government

City of Pacifica
170 Santa Maria Avenue
Pacifica, California 94044
Phone: 650-738-7300

Pacifica Chamber

Pacifica Chamber of Commerce
225 Rockaway Beach #1
Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: 650-355-4122
Fax: 650-355-6949

Pacifica Organizations

Pacifica Chamber of Commerce
225 Rockaway Beach #1
Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: 650-355-4122
Fax: 650-355-6949

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