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Time Zone: San Francisco County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of San Francisco is the Seat for San Francisco County.

San Francisco County is one of the original counties of California and was founded in 1850.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> San Francisco had a population of 815,358 people. This is an increase of 4.97% since the last Census (which gave a population of 776,733 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, San Francisco represented 2.29% of the total population of California, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010805,235+3.67%-1.24% since 2009
2009815,358+4.97%+0.91% since 2008
2008808,001+4.03%+1.1% since 2007
2000776,733The Last Census

More information can be found on the San Francisco County Census Page for San Francisco County.


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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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