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San Francisco city - San Francisco County, California

San Francisco County, California
Nickname(s):The City by the Bay, Fog City, SF,Frisco, The City that Knows How, Baghdad by the Bay, The Paris of the West
Founded:June 29, 1776
Incorporated:April 15, 1850
Population
- Total:805.235 (2010)
- Density:16.775,7/sq mi (6.600,3/sq km)
Area code(s):415
Time zone:PST (UTC−8)
Summer Time zone:PDT (UTC−7)
Website:www.sfgov.org
Area
- Total:233 sq mi (602 sq km)
- Land:48 sq mi (122 sq km)
- Water:186 sq mi (480 sq km)
- % water:79,73 %
Latitude:+37.7567937
Longitude:-122.4362701

San Francisco city - San Francisco County is located in the state of California. It occupies the area of 233 square miles. 186 square miles are water areas and 48 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the San Francisco County lies at +37.7567937, -122.4362701 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 805.235 living in the San Francisco County. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (48.48%), Asian (33.27%) and Some Other Race (6.58%). Median age is 39 for the males and 39 for the females.

Statistical data for the San Francisco County based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
805,235
White alone
390,38748.48 %
Black or African American alone
48,8706.07 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4,0240.50 %
Asian alone
267,91533.27 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3,3590.42 %
Some Other Race alone
53,0216.58 %
Two or More races
37,6594.68 %

History of San Francisco

San Francisco was founded in 1776 by Spanish colonists who established a fort and a mission at the site of the present-day city and named it after Saint Francis of Assisi (San Francisco in Spanish). The first real impetus for the growth of the colony came in 1849 with the California Gold Rush. Within just one year, the population in the city grew from 1,000 to 25,000 and it became the largest West Coast city of its time.

In 1906, San Francisco was hit by a devastating earthquake and fire, which killed more than 3,000 people and destroyed as much as 80% of the city. Fortunately, the city managed to rebuild rather quickly and nine years later it was able to host the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Golden Gate Bridge was completed in 1937, and around the same time Alcatraz started serving as a federal maximum security prison, housing such inmates as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud.

San Francisco was an important city during the World War II since it served as the primary port of embarkation for soldiers leaving for the Pacific Theater. After the war ended, the city received new immigration, not only from abroad but also from the States. San Francisco became a Mecca for America’s counterculture and home to movements such as the Beat generation and the hippies. This, combined with the city’s generally liberal attitude, resulted in the Summer of Love, in 1967. During the 1970s, San Francisco was a national center for gay rights. Gay activist Harvey Milk was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1978 and assassinated the same year, along with the Mayor Moscone.

Today, San Francisco is a major banking and finance center, a top tourist destination in the USA and also a hub for startup and social media companies.

Geography and Climate

San Francisco is located on the West Coast, at the northern part of the San Francisco Peninsula. The city limits include Pacific Ocean coast, parts of the San Francisco Bay and several islands, most notably Alcatraz, Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island. The city is notoriously hilly. There are more than 50 hills and many of them constitute individual neighborhoods (Telegraph Hill, Nob Hill, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill...). San Francisco is very susceptible to earthquakes, due to the proximity of San Andreas and Hayward Faults.

The city has a cool-summer Mediterranean climate, with wet, mild winters and mild to cool and generally dry summers. San Francisco is also known for being quite foggy.

Several parks and beaches in the city are part of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area, which is one of the most visited park systems in the U.S. Ocean Beach, Baker Beach, Fort Funston, Alcatraz and Golden Gate Park are among the most popular destinations within the city.

Population Structure

In 2010 San Francisco had a population of 805,235, of which 48.5% were non-Hispanic Whites, 33.3% were Asians, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 6.1% African Americans, 0.5% Native Americans, 0.4% Pacific Islanders, 6.6% from some other race and 4.7% two or more races. The city has a minority-majority population, which means that Whites comprise less than a half of the population. One third of the population are Asians, and among them the Chinese constitute the largest group, followed by Filipinos, Vietnamese, Japanese, Asian Indians, Koreans, Thais, Burmese and others. Among the Hispanics, the largest group is the Mexicans, followed by Salvadorans, Nicaraguans, Guatemalans, Puerto Ricans, Peruvians and others.

The city not only has a long history of gay activism but it is also home to one of the largest LGBT communities in the USA.

San Francisco is one of the ten Beta World Cities and ranks 18th in the world by GDP (ninth in the USA).

Economy of San Francisco

Tourism is the largest private-sector employer in San Francisco. The city is also a large banking and financial center, home to the Wells Fargo corporate headquarters and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The city is also closely connected to the Silicon Valley and hosts offices and branches of many prominent Internet companies.

Culture and Institutions

San Francisco has a very rich and vibrant cultural life. Notable cultural institutions in the city include War Memorial and Performing Arts Center (which houses the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet), Davies Symphony Hall, Herbst Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Asian Art Museum and many others.

One of the legendary venues in San Francisco is The Fillmore, actually the second incarnation of the original club from the 1960s which basically established the San Francisco Sound (most notably the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane). San Francisco has been the home to hundreds of accomplished musicians and bands, such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Journey, Dead Kennedys, Faith No More and others. The city is also considered to be the birthplace of thrash metal.

Education and Sports

San Francisco has a number of universities and colleges. The University of California, San Francisco is the only campus of the University of California System dedicated entirely to health care and considered to be one of the top five medical schools in the USA. The University of California Hastings School of Law is the oldest law school in California. Other notable institutions include San Francisco State University, Academy of Art University, Golden Gate University, San Francisco Art Institute, Saybrook University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

As for the sports, the city is home to the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL and the San Francisco Giants of the MLB.

Statistical data for the San Francisco city - San Francisco County, California

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
805,235
White alone
390,38748.48 %
Black or African American alone
48,8706.07 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4,0240.50 %
Asian alone
267,91533.27 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3,3590.42 %
Some Other Race alone
53,0216.58 %
Two or More races
37,6594.68 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
805,235
Not Hispanic or Latino
683,46184.88 %
Hispanic or Latino
121,77415.12 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
805,235
Not Hispanic or Latino
683,46184.88 %
White alone
337,45149.37 %
Black or African American alone
46,7816.84 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,8280.27 %
Asian alone
265,70038.88 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3,1280.46 %
Some Other Race alone
2,4940.36 %
Two or More races
26,0793.82 %
Hispanic or Latino
121,77415.12 %
White alone
52,93643.47 %
Black or African American alone
2,0891.72 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,1961.80 %
Asian alone
2,2151.82 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
2310.19 %
Some Other Race alone
50,52741.49 %
Two or More races
11,5809.51 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
39
Male
39
Female
39

Household Type

Total
345,811
Family households
151,02943.67 %
Husband-wife family
109,43772.46 %
Other family
41,59227.54 %
Male householder, no wife present
12,74830.65 %
Female householder, no husband present
28,84469.35 %
Nonfamily households
194,78256.33 %
Householder living alone
133,36668.47 %
Householder not living alone
61,41631.53 %

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City Alias ZIP Codes
San FranciscoAt & T94171
San FranciscoBank Of America94161, 94154, 94160, 94137
San FranciscoFirst Interstate Bank94139
San FranciscoIrs Service Center94151
San FranciscoPG&E94177
San FranciscoPresidio94129
San FranciscoSan Francisco94137, 94146, 94145, 94134, 94144, 94143, 94142, 94141, 94140, 94127, 94139, 94188, 94147, 94151, 94177, 94172, 94171, 94164, 94163, 94162, 94161, 94160, 94159, 94158, 94156, 94154, 94153, 94133, 94132, 94117, 94118, 94116, 94115, 94110, 94114, 94112, 94111, 94109, 94108, 94107, 94105, 94104, 94103, 94102, 94119, 94120, 94131, 94130, 94129, 94128, 94126, 94125, 94124, 94123, 94122, 94121
San FranciscoSan Francisco Intnl Airport94128
San FranciscoUCSF94143
San FranciscoUnion Bank Of California94145
San FranciscoWells Fargo Bank94163, 94162, 94144, 94139, 94153, 94156
South San FranciscoS San Fran94083, 94080
South San FranciscoS San Francisco94080
South San FranciscoSouth San Francis94083
South San FranciscoSouth San Francisco94080, 94083
South San FranciscoSSF94080

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