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Welcome to San Francisco ...
The coastal city of San Francisco is located in San Francisco County<1> and is the County Seat for San Francisco County.
When the people of San Francisco refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use San Franciscan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, San Francisco has a population of 878,826 people<3> (see below for details).
San Francisco is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: San Francisco lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for San Francisco: (408) and (669)<5>
The ZIP codes for San Francisco: 94101-94112, 94114-94128, 94129-94147, 94150-94157, 94159-94172, 94175, 94177-94188<6>
The community of San Francisco was established in 1776 and was incorporated February 28, 1850.
Websites for San Francisco ...
Official Website: www.ci.sf.ca.us/
Junior League: www.jlsf.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, San Francisco had an population of 878,826 people. This is an increase of 9.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.14% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, San Francisco had a population of 805,235 people (or 100% of the total population of San Francisco County). This makes San Francisco the county's most populous community.
The population of San Francisco represents 2.16% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 805,235 people, the population of San Francisco increased 3.67% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 776,733 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for San Francisco.
Communities Also Named San Francisco ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named San Francisco - they are located in Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for San Francisco.
Communities near San Francisco ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near San Francisco.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around San Francisco. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for San Francisco.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of San Francisco. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around San Francisco.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around San Francisco. Our list includes 1,008 papers. See our Newspapers Page for San Francisco.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for San Francisco ...
Looking for more information about San Francisco? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for San Francisco, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for San Francisco.
Adding San Francisco to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of San Francisco in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for San Francisco was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>
We also found San Francisco in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
For more details, see References and Mentions for San Francisco.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for San Francisco: www.ci.sf.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 03 Jun 2023