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Welcome to San Francisco ...

The coastal city of San Francisco is located in San Francisco County 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<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, San Francisco has a population of 884,363 people<2> (see below for details).

San Francisco was established in 1776 and was incorporated February 28, 1850.

The community of San Francisco is near sea level<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for San Francisco: (408) and (669)<4>

The ZIP codes for San Francisco: 94101-94112, 94114-94128, 94129-94147, 94150-94157, 94159-94172, 94175, 94177-94188<5>

Population Details ...

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 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, San Francisco had an population of 884,363 people. This is an increase of 9.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.86% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near San Francisco ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from San Francisco and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.

Community   2017
Alameda   [Map]   79,177   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Berkeley   [Map]   122,324   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Daly City   [Map]   107,074   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Oakland   [Map]   425,195   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Richmond   [Map]   110,040   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
San Bruno   [Map]   43,299   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named San Francisco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around San Francisco. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 San Francisco. Our list includes 1,008 papers.

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

Websites for San Francisco ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About San Francisco County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for San Francisco:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of San Francisco refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of San Francisco may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for San Francisco.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around San Francisco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (669) is an overlay for area code (408).

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<5>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 San Francisco). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether San Francisco or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for San Francisco includes: 94101, 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94106, 94107, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94111, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118, 94119, 94120, 94121, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94125, 94126, 94127, 94129, 94130, 94131, 94132, 94133, 94134, 94135, 94136, 94137, 94138, 94139, 94140, 94141, 94142, 94143, 94144, 94145, 94146, 94150, 94151, 94152, 94153, 94154, 94155, 94156, 94159, 94160, 94161, 94162, 94163, 94164, 94165, 94166, 94167, 94168, 94169, 94170, 94171, 94175, 94177, 94178, 94179, 94180, 94181, 94182, 94183, 94184, 94185, 94186, 94187 & 94188.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- San Francisco) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for San Francisco. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from San Francisco

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in San Francisco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7719, Longitude: -122.4235     [Map].

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