Pacifica, California

Coordinates: 37°37′22″N 122°29′8″W / 37.62278°N 122.48556°W / 37.62278; -122.48556
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Pacifica, California
A storm in Pacifica
A storm in Pacifica
Official seal of Pacifica, California
Official logo of Pacifica, California
The fog capital of California
Location in San Mateo County and the state of California
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; -122.48556
CountryUnited States
CountySan Mateo
IncorporatedNovember 22, 1957[1]
 • Total12.59 sq mi (32.61 km2)
 • Land12.58 sq mi (32.59 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)  0.01%
Elevation82 ft (25 m)
 • Total38,640
 • Density3,100/sq mi (1,200/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
94044, 94045
Area code650
FIPS code06-54806
GNIS feature IDs277613, 2411351

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,[5] 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.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on October 17, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  3. "Pacifica". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  4. "Pacifica (city) QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau.
  5. "City of Pacifica CAFR". Archived from the original on 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2012-05-10.
  6. "San Mateo County Library Locations." San Mateo County Library. Retrieved on October 6, 2009.