San Francisco

San Francisco: Introduction
San Francisco: Geography and Climate
San Francisco: History
San Francisco: Population Profile
San Francisco: Municipal Government
San Francisco: Economy
San Francisco: Education and Research
San Francisco: Health Care
San Francisco: Recreation
San Francisco: Convention Facilities
San Francisco: Transportation
San Francisco: Communications

The City in Brief

Founded: 1776 (incorporated, 1850)

Head Official: Mayor Gavin Newsom (D) (since 2004)

City Population

1980: 678,974

1990: 723,959

2000: 776,733

2003 estimate: 751,682

Percent change, 1990–2000: 7.3%

U.S. rank in 1980: 13th

U.S. rank in 1990: 14th

U.S. rank in 2000: 18th

Metropolitan Area Population (PMSA)

1980: 1,489,000

1990: 1,603,678

2000: 1,731,183

Percent change, 1990–2000: 7.8%

U.S. rank in 1980: 5th (CMSA)

U.S. rank in 1990: 4th (CMSA)

U.S. rank in 2000: 5th (CMSA)

Area: 47 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 155 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 58.3° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 22.1 inches

Major Economic Sectors: Services; trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; government

Unemployment Rate: 3.6% (December 2004)

Per Capita Income: $34,556 (2000)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 42,671

Major Colleges and Universities: San Francisco State University; University of California, San Francisco; University of San Francisco; Golden Gate University

Daily Newspapers: San Francisco Chronicle; San Francisco Examiner

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