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Pacifica, California

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Welcome to Pacifica ...

The coastal city of Pacifica is located in San Mateo County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Pacifica has a population of 39,087 people<1> (see below for details).

Pacifica was incorporated November 22, 1957.

The community of Pacifica is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Pacifica lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Pacifica: (650)

The ZIP codes for Pacifica: 94044-94045<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pacifica had a population of 37,234 people (or 5.18% of the total population of San Mateo County). This makes Pacifica the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Pacifica represents 0.1% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 205th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 37,234 people, the population of Pacifica decreased 3.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 38,390 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Pacifica had an population of 39,087 people. This is an increase of 4.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.82% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pacifica.

Communities near Pacifica ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Pacifica and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2017
Alameda   [Map]   79,177   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Belmont   [Map]   27,140   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Burlingame   [Map]   30,686   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Foster City   [Map]   34,412   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oakland   [Map]   425,195   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Redwood City   [Map]   86,685   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Pacifica.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pacifica. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pacifica. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pacifica.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Pacifica:

Websites for Pacifica ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pacifica ...

Looking for more information about Pacifica? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pacifica, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Pacifica.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Pacifica. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Cities, Towns and Villages of California

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About California

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The official website for Pacifica:

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The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pacifica.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pacifica - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Pacifica). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pacifica or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Pacifica includes: 94044 & 94045.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Pacifica. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pacifica) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pacifica. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pacifica

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pacifica. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6259, Longitude: -122.4878     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pacifica.


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