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"The Industrial City"

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

The latitude of South San Francisco is 37.654N. The longitude is -122.406W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 59,415.


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Median household income
Local
$61,764
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our South San Francisco demographic reports
South San Francisco is on San Francisco Bay.
The community grew with the development of stockyards in the 1890s.

The biotech company Genentech was founded here in 1976.

Public transportation: BART (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 135. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 104

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Sections below provide additional information and links about South San Francisco demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Mateo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Francisco area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94066 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of South San Francisco residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the South San Francisco ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in South San Francisco was $23,562, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of South San Francisco residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in South San Francisco, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $971.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,766.


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

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South San Francisco restaurants taking online reservations include Houlihan's South San Francisco, Luxor Restaurant, Lounge & Banquet Hall ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for South San Francisco workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in South San Francisco between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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