Pacifica, California

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City of Pacifica
City
A storm in Pacifica
Location in San Mateo County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°37′22″N 122°29′8″W / 37.62278°N 122.48556°W / 37.62278; -122.48556Coordinates: 37°37′22″N 122°29′8″W / 37.62278°N 122.48556°W / 37.62278; -122.48556
Country  United States
State  California
County San Mateo
Area[1]
 • Total 12.660 sq mi (32.789 km2)
 • Land 12.658 sq mi (32.784 km2)
 • Water 0.002 sq mi (0.005 km2)  0.01%
Elevation 82 ft (25 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 37,234
 • Density 2,941.07/sq mi (1,135.56/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 94044-94045
Area code(s) 650
FIPS code 06-54806
GNIS feature ID 0277613

Pacifica is a city in San Mateo County, California. It is on the coast of the Pacific Ocean between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay.

Economy[change | change source]

Top employers[change | change source]

According to the City's 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[2] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Pacifica School District 307
2 City of Pacifica 287
3 Safeway 214
4 Jefferson Union High School District 170
5 Lucky 125
6 Rite Aid 52
7 Recology of the Coast[source?] 50
8 Ross 48
9 North Coast County Water District 22

Education[change | change source]

Primary and secondary schools[change | change source]

The public elementary and middle school district, known as Pacifica School District, (formerly the Laguna Salada School District), consists of Vallemar, Cabrillo, Ingrid B. Lacy, Sunset Ridge, Ortega, Linda Mar and Ocean Shore schools. Pacifica has one private high school and two public high schools which are part of the Jefferson Union High School District.

Public libraries[change | change source]

Peninsula Library System operates the Pacifica-Sanchez Library and the Pacifica-Sharp Park Library.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. U.S. Census
  2. City of Pacifica CAFR
  3. "San Mateo County Library Locations." San Mateo County Library. Retrieved on October 6, 2009.