Pacifica, California

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Population in 2017: 39,087 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.8%
 
Males: 18,611  (47.6%)
Females: 20,476  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

42.5 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 94044.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $118,079 (it was $71,737 in 2000)
Pacifica:

$118,079
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $51,900 (it was $30,183 in 2000)

Pacifica city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $877,427 (it was $366,500 in 2000)
Pacifica:

$877,427
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: $946,532; in 2-unit structures: $930,101; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $748,471; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $725,975; mobile homes: $170,620; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $58,879

Median gross rent in 2017: $2,415.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pacifica: 164.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.9%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.4% for Black residents, 8.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.8% for other race residents, 4.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pacifica, CA (2017)
    • 20,42551.6%White alone
    • 7,76719.6%Asian alone
    • 7,31618.5%Hispanic
    • 2,4356.2%Two or more races
    • 6991.8%Black alone
    • 6151.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1170.3%American Indian alone
    • 590.1%Other race alone

Races in Pacifica detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Pacifica, California as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pacifica is 1,711 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Pacifica by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(18.7)
5
(13.4)
9
(24.2)
4
(10.8)
3
(8.0)
7
(18.5)
4
(10.6)
5
(13.1)
8
(20.8)
11
(28.3)
18
(45.5)
15
(37.8)
17
(43.2)
20
(50.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(32.1)
13
(34.7)
23
(61.9)
20
(53.8)
10
(26.5)
17
(44.8)
7
(18.6)
9
(23.7)
7
(18.2)
15
(38.5)
17
(43.0)
11
(27.7)
20
(50.8)
16
(40.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
48
(128.2)
50
(133.6)
42
(113.0)
42
(113.1)
41
(108.8)
45
(118.7)
33
(87.6)
27
(71.0)
51
(132.5)
65
(167.0)
33
(83.5)
39
(98.4)
48
(122.0)
35
(89.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
122
(326.0)
143
(382.1)
100
(269.0)
91
(245.0)
96
(254.9)
114
(300.7)
89
(236.2)
148
(389.1)
114
(296.2)
130
(334.0)
138
(349.1)
89
(224.5)
100
(254.1)
70
(177.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
567
(1,515)
425
(1,136)
458
(1,232)
588
(1,583)
567
(1,505)
580
(1,530)
350
(929.1)
382
(1,004)
361
(937.8)
453
(1,164)
492
(1,245)
363
(915.5)
383
(973.2)
304
(772.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
105
(280.5)
41
(109.5)
68
(182.9)
63
(169.6)
66
(175.2)
66
(174.1)
45
(119.5)
48
(126.2)
71
(184.4)
55
(141.3)
73
(184.7)
40
(100.9)
45
(114.3)
28
(71.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(5.3)
9
(24.0)
7
(18.8)
3
(8.1)
6
(15.9)
6
(15.8)
3
(8.0)
3
(7.9)
3
(7.8)
5
(12.8)
3
(7.6)
3
(7.6)
3
(7.6)
1
(2.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)156.1128.8143.3141.4128.2148.194.8114.6121.6148.8155.0118.7145.1119.7

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Pacifica, CA

Crime rate in Pacifica detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 34 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.79
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: Irish (7.1%), European (5.4%), German (5.0%), Italian (3.6%), American (2.8%), English (2.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 76 feet

Land area: 12.6 square miles.

Population density: 3,094 people per square mile   (average).

Pacifica, California map

7,781 residents are foreign born (9.6% Asia, 4.0% Latin America, 2.7% Europe).

This city:

19.7%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,365 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,334 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South San Francisco, CA (4.0 miles , pop. 60,552).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Francisco, CA (9.8 miles , pop. 776,733).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (335.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Shelter Cove, CA (1.5 miles ),
San Bruno, CA (1.8 miles ),
South San Francisco, CA (2.0 miles ),
Colma, CA (2.1 miles ),
Daly City, CA (2.2 miles ),
Broadmoor, CA (2.2 miles ),
Millbrae, CA (2.2 miles ),
Montara, CA (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 37.62 N, Longitude: 122.49 W

Pacifica nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Fog Capital of California, Pasyphillis

Daytime population change due to commuting: -16,202 (-41.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,789 (12.7%)

Area code: 650

Distribution of median household income in Pacifica, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pacifica, CA in 2017

Property values in Pacifica, CA

Pacifica satellite photo by USGS

Pacifica tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.5%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Pacifica, CA
Historical housing units in Pacifica, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +688 (+1.8%).
Most common industries in Pacifica, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.6%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Pacifica, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (2.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (2.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.7%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)

Average climate in Pacifica, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Pacifica, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 104. This is worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.421. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.421
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.401. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.401
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.5
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.0115. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0115
U.S.:

0.0098

Earthquake activity:

Pacifica-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 734% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 38.4 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 53.0 miles away from Pacifica center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 204.1 miles away from Pacifica center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 265.8 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 269.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 206.9 miles away from Pacifica center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Mateo County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pacifica topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pacifica:

  • LINDA MAR CARE CENTER (751 SAN PEDRO TERRACE ROAD)
  • PACIFICA NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (385 ESPLANADE STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Pacifica:

  • SEACLIFF ICF-DDH INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; SAN BRUNO, CA)
  • SUSAN MANOR ICF/DD-H (Hospital, about 2 miles away; SAN BRUNO, CA)
  • ANTON'S HOME (Hospital, about 2 miles away; SAN BRUNO, CA)
  • STAFFING HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
  • BERKSHIRE MANOR, INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; SAN BRUNO, CA)
  • FLEETWOOD ICF/DD-H (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SAN BRUNO, CA)
  • COTTONWOOD HOME ICF/DDH (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SAN BRUNO, CA)

Amtrak stations near Pacifica:

  • 6 miles: SAN FRANCISCO INT'L AIRPO (SAN BRUNO, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 6 miles: MILLBRAE (MILLBRAE AVE. & CALIFORNIA DR.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: SAN FRANCISCO SHOPPING (SAN FRANCISCO, 835 MARKET ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pacifica:

  • Skyline College (about 2 miles; San Bruno, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,824)
  • San Francisco State University (about 7 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 24,644)
  • City College of San Francisco (about 8 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 17,569)
  • College of San Mateo (about 11 miles; San Mateo, CA; FT enrollment: 5,398)
  • University of San Francisco (about 11 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 9,190)
  • Academy of Art University (about 13 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 12,352)
  • College of Alameda (about 16 miles; Alameda, CA; FT enrollment: 3,071)

Public high schools in Pacifica:

  • TERRA NOVA HIGH (Students: 964, Location: 1450 TERRA NOVA BLVD., Grades: 9-12)
  • OCEANA HIGH (Students: 392, Location: 401 PALOMA AVE., Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Pacifica:

  • ALMA HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 327, Location: 1295 SEVILLE DR, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pacifica:

Private elementary/middle school in Pacifica:

  • GOOD SHEPHERD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 203, Location: 909 OCEANA BLVD, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Pacifica

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Christian church: Coastside Community Church (coastsidechurch.org)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pacifica: Sanchez Adobe (A), Trout Farm Picnic Area (B), Sharp Park Golf Course (C), Sanchez Branch San Mateo County Library (D), Sanchez Adobe Museum (E), Pacifica Branch San Mateo County Library (F), Mildred Owen Concert Hall (G), North County Fire Authority Station 71 (H), North County Fire Authority Station 72 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Vallemar Shopping Center (1), Rockaway Beach Shopping Center (2), Pedro Point Shopping Center (3), Park Pacifica Shopping Center (4), Linda Mar Shopping Center (5), Crespi Shopping Center (6), Adobe Plaza Shopping Center (7), Fairmont Shopping Center (8), Palmetto Avenue Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pacifica include: Church of the Good Shepherd (A), Filipino Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Genesis Worship Center (C), Pacifica Baptist Church (D), Westside Baptist Church (E), Bethany Baptist Church (F), Holy Cross Lutheran Church (G), Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church (H), Pacifica Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Laguna Salada (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Brooks Creek (A), San Pedro Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pacifica include: Sharp Park Beach (1), Portola Expedition Historical Marker (2), Sharp Park (3), San Pedro Valley County Park (4), Milagra Ridge County Park (5), Pomo Park (6), Fairmont Park (7), Imperial Park (8), Calera Creek Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Sharp Park Beach (A), San Pedro Beach (B), Rockaway Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Best Western Lighthouse Hotel (105 Rockaway Beach Avenue).

Birthplace of: Greg Reynolds - Baseball player, Kevin Gogan - Football player.

San Mateo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.3%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.9%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Pacifica in 2010:

  • 115 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Pacifica in 2000:

  • 133 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in religious group quarters
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 9 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Pacifica (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Pacifica Branch at 1655 Oceana, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Linda Mar Branch at 1375 Linda Mar Shopping Center, branch established on 1956/12/10. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Linda Mar Center Branch at 1380 Linda Mar Shopping Center, branch established on 1999/01/28. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First National Bank of Northern California: Linda Mar Branch at 1450 Linda Mar Shopping Center, branch established on 1984/10/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $715.6 mil, Deposits: $622.4 mil, headquarters in Daly City, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Pacifica:

Marital status in Pacifica, CA
  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Pacifica:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pacifica
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Pacifica:

(Pacifica, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Pacifica, CA (based on San Mateo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic243,63422
Other31,69778
Evangelical Protestant24,771166
Mainline Protestant23,84074
Orthodox5,3505
Black Protestant2,04612
None387,113-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 171
San Mateo County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 39
San Mateo County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 114
This county:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 703
Here:

10.02 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
San Mateo County:

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Mateo County:

16.9%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.1%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Pacifica:

50.0%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.0
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.2%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Pacifica:

11.6%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pacifica:

32.5%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Pacifica:

58.4%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Pacifica:

81.2%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pacifica, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 33$357,213$129,8960$0
Firefighters 25$236,333$113,4400$0
Sewerage 23$200,405$104,5590$0
Other and Unallocable 20$117,249$70,34936$36,792
Streets and Highways 20$141,054$84,6321$3,321
Other Government Administration 16$114,676$86,0071$1,025
Financial Administration 6$45,958$91,9160$0
Police - Other 5$30,170$72,4081$1,253
Welfare 4$23,497$70,4915$4,760
Parks and Recreation 1$5,628$67,53639$20,987
Judicial and Legal 1$6,469$77,6280$0
Fire - Other 1$4,738$56,8560$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 155$1,283,390$99,35983$68,138

Pacifica government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,158,000 ($55.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $498,000 ($12.74)
    Police Protection: $240,000 ($6.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $156,000 ($3.99)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,771,000 ($224.40)
    Sewerage: $6,716,000 ($171.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,581,000 ($142.78)
    Regular Highways: $4,918,000 ($125.82)
    Central Staff Services: $4,390,000 ($112.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,541,000 ($90.59)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,681,000 ($43.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $608,000 ($15.56)
    Health - Other: $481,000 ($12.31)
    Financial Administration: $438,000 ($11.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $200,000 ($5.12)
    General - Other: $118,000 ($3.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,102,000 ($53.78)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $274,000 ($7.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,481,000 ($37.89)
    Central Staff Services: $34,000 ($0.87)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,915,000 ($407.17)

Pacifica government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,981,000 ($306.52)
    Other: $3,335,000 ($85.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $819,000 ($20.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $470,000 ($12.02)
    Interest Earnings: $351,000 ($8.98)
    Fines and Forfeits: $194,000 ($4.96)
    Rents: $148,000 ($3.79)
    Special Assessments: $127,000 ($3.25)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($0.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,512,000 ($38.68)
    Highways: $1,147,000 ($29.34)
    General Local Government Support: $77,000 ($1.97)
  • Tax - Property: $13,516,000 ($345.79)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,103,000 ($79.39)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,221,000 ($56.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,118,000 ($28.60)
    Other License: $399,000 ($10.21)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $380,000 ($9.72)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $123,000 ($3.15)

Pacifica government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,300,000 ($1414.79)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,303,000 ($1338.12)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,997,000 ($76.68)

Pacifica government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,060,000 ($52.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,799,000 ($276.28)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,122,000 ($28.71)

6.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($153,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
California average:

5.03%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,088 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.07%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Francisco County, CA  1.54% ($139,745 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  1.32% ($219,350)
from Alameda County, CA  0.61% ($99,304)


7.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($143,515 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
California average:

5.21%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,865 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.12%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to San Francisco County, CA  1.20% ($169,587 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  1.10% ($154,202)
to Alameda County, CA  1.04% ($98,442)
Businesses in Pacifica, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1MasterBrand Cabinets1
7-Eleven2McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1Payless1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid2
Curves1Safeway2
Dennys1Starbucks4
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx3T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
Holiday Inn1Vans3
Jones New York1Vons2
Kroger1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pacifica:

  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSFO (560 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIT (1260 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFRC (610 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF LOS ANGELES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pacifica:

  • KFRC-FM (99.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KYLD (94.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBLX-FM (102.9 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS - CA, INC.)
  • KZBR (95.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KMEL (106.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSAN (107.7 FM; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KQED-FM (88.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KITS (105.3 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KIOI (101.3 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIT-FM (96.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KKSF (103.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFOG (104.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC)
  • KSOL (98.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KALW (91.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST.)
  • KBAY (93.3 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF SAN FRANCISCO)
  • KDFC-FM (102.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSFB-FM (100.7 FM; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Pacifica:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KTSF (Channel 26; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: LINCOLN BROADCASTING COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Pacifica fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 46.2mTotal length
  • $5,259,000Total costs
  • 151,083Total average daily traffic
  • 4,157Total average daily truck traffic
  • 99,142Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pacifica, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 61960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pacifica, CA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED67$486,593204$411,5071,062$334,19554$228,1590$057$311,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$452,85431$398,953122$381,6020$00$08$313,1330$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$545,17136$430,033308$406,73122$217,5470$023$338,6201$76,980
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$638,21922$406,952147$367,0849$190,6841$999,70012$320,2530$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$268,7203$392,87352$392,9134$240,3280$03$310,3330$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6027.00 , 6028.00, 6029.00, 6030.00, 6031.00, 6032.00, 6033.00, 6034.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$427,6333$426,613
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$466,5185$451,144
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$445,3854$360,393
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$383,0001$512,970
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$386,5300$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 6027.00 , 6028.00, 6029.00, 6030.00, 6031.00, 6032.00, 6033.00, 6034.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pacifica, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pacifica, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 96. The highest number of fires - 130 took place in 2013, and the least - 31 in 2007. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Pacifica, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.2%), and Outside Fires (33.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pacifica, CA
    • 68851.2%Structure Fires
    • 44533.1%Outside Fires
    • 1239.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 896.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pacifica, CA
Most common first names in Pacifica, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15971.0 years
Robert14068.0 years
Mary13778.0 years
William13072.0 years
James12171.4 years
George8674.4 years
Joseph7572.9 years
Helen6578.6 years
Frank6372.2 years
Margaret6277.4 years
Most common last names in Pacifica, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6074.9 years
Johnson4773.8 years
Jones2775.0 years
Anderson2676.2 years
Miller2070.9 years
Ryan1973.5 years
Williams1874.1 years
Lee1770.8 years
Brown1674.7 years
Jackson1669.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pacifica, CA
  • 83.5%Utility gas
  • 12.8%Electricity
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pacifica, CA
  • 55.0%Utility gas
  • 42.5%Electricity
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood


Pacifica compared to California state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
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