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"Fog Capital of California"

Pacifica is a city in San Mateo County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.

The community name, Spanish for "peaceful," was chosen in a 1957 contest

The latitude of Pacifica is 37.613N. The longitude is -122.485W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,291.


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Median household income
Local
$71,737
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pacifica demographic reports
Pacifica is on the Pacific Ocean
Former and merged names include:
· Edgemar
· Fairway Park
· Linda Mar
· Pacific Manor
· Pedro Point
· Rockaway Beach
· Sharp Park
· Vallemar
· Westview
The city was formed through the consolidation of the communities of Edgemar, Pacific Manor, Westview (Pacific Highlands), Sharp Park, Fairway Park, Vallemar, Rockaway Beach, Linda Mar and Pedro Point
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 65. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 232

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Pacifica residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pacifica ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pacifica was $30,183, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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34% of Pacifica residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Pacifica, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,166.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,814.


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Libraries in Pacifica include Pacifica Library, Sanchez Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pacifica include Pacifica Tribune

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San Mateo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pacifica political report.

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Pacifica restaurants taking online reservations include Barolo Restaurant - Pacifica, Ristorante Portofino ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Pacifica workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pacifica between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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