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Zip Codes

94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94111, 94112, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118, 94121, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94127, 94129, 94130, 94131, 94132, 94133, 94134

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Statistics & Facts

The population of San Francisco is approximately 815,358 (2009), 805235 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 328,471 (1990), 345811 (2010).

The amount of land area in San Francisco is 120.955 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in San Francisco is 46.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 479.639 sq kilometers.
The distance from San Francisco to Washington DC is 2584 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 79 miles. (as the crow flies)
San Francisco is positioned 37.79 degrees north of the equator and 122.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.

San Francisco elevation is 63 feet above sea level.
San Francisco per capita income is $19,695 .
San Francisco median income is $73,798 (2008) .

The San Francisco median home price is $422,700 (2000).

San Francisco miscellany.

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Location

San Francisco location: At the end of the San Francisco Peninsula on San Francisco Bay. It is across the San Francisco Bay from Oakland and about 377 miles from Los Angeles in southern California. Other nearby communities include Daly City, Broadmoor, Colma, Brisbane, South San Francisco, Sausalito, Belvedere and Tiburon.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for San Francisco is comfortable. There is sunshine 60 out of every 100 possible hours in some areas while other areas have more fog and rain. The area is strongly influenced by the Pacific Ocean currents as it is surrounded on three sides by water. The summers are cool and foggy most of the time. Late summer and early fall are the warmest times during the year.
The weather in San Francisco is cool. This weather page gives you a number of choices for other weather pages
San Francisco average annual rainfall is 22.28 inches per year
San Francisco average temperature is 56.8 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 51.4 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 65.1 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 50 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 56 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 59 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 61 degrees F.

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History & History Related Items

San Francisco history:

A history page for San Francisco.

The Spanish ship, San Carlos, was the first to sail into San Francisco Bay. On 28 March 1776, a mission site of the California mission chain was dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi. The village of Yerba Buena began near the mission. It remained a small place for many years until in 1836, it began to be a major trading post for the area. In 1846, American rule began here when Captain John B. Montgomery of the USS Portsmouth came ashore and flew the American flag over the village. The name was changed the next year to San Francisco, after its namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. Soon gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill further inland. Though not a part of San Francisco, it had a large impact on the development of the area. An average of 50 ships a month came into the bay and anchored there, mostly deserted, while their crews hunted for gold. San Francisco became a large tent city at first with all the gold hunters. The city flourished with all its new inhabitants. Stores, homes and businesses were built while many new fortunes were made. Disaster struck on 18 April 1906 with the great San Francisco earthquake (8.6 Richter scale). What the earthquake didn't destroy, raging fires did. The residents fought right back and rebuilt the city, which was mostly completed by 1915. The famed San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge was completed in 1936. The Golden Gate Bridge was finished in 1937. Now the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit System) has been added to tie all the bay area cities together. San Francisco remains a busy metro0olitan area with cultures of all kinds.

FOOTSTEPS OF HISTORY home page
Click here for the California Missions trail.
The founding of San Francisco: June 29, 1776
The incorporation date of San Francisco: April 16, 1850

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Attractions

San Francisco attractions:

For a virtual Whale site.

The highest bridge towers in the world are still the art-deco towers of the Golden Gate Bridge at 750 feet, completed in 1937. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge across San Francisco Bay and completed in 1936 still holds three world records: 1) the largest diameter bore tunnel which is the double-decker vehicle tunnel through Yerba Buena Island in the Bay connecting the two halves of the bridge; 2) the world's largest toll booth - 18 lanes; and 3) still the world's longest and highest bridge over ocean-navigable waters - the San Francisco Bay.

San Francisco is the most popular city in the world for tourists, and has held that record for the last 25 years. Paris is second.

The California Academy of Sciences

Alcatraz Island

fine Arts museums of San Francisco

San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco 49ers

The Golden Gate Bridge website

The Port of San Francisco website

The San Francisco Zoo

The Presidio and the Presidio Museum - Lincoln Blvd. and Funston Ave
Phone: (415) 556-0856

Fort Point National Historic Site

Presidio of San Francisco reached via Lincoln Blvd. to Long Ave.
Phone: (415) 556-1693

San Francisco Ballet

Ripley's Believe It or Not!
175 Jefferson Street (Fisherman's Wharf)
Phone: (415) 771-6188

The Exploratorium

Visitor Information Center

Wells Fargo History Museum
420 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94163
Phone: 415-396-2619

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San Francisco economy:

San Francisco has a busy and diverse economy. It has established its prominent position as a finance center for the entire western US coast. Montgomery Street, in the Financial District, is well known as the Wall Street of the West. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is also located here. Though big business is lured here by the financial prowess of the area, small businesses and self-employed companies make up 85 percent of the city establishments.

Tourism is the backbone of the San Francisco economy. The scenery and landmarks of San Francisco are well known throughout the world due to movies, television, radio, and books. Tourists come in droves to visit Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, museum and to shop. They come for concerts, shows and myriad other cultural art performances. The city that lured the adventurous and outgoing continues to draw people to it for the same reasons. The Information Era with its IT, computer chips and high tech business is growing and acts as a magnet for new concepts and development.


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