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Pacifica, California

city in San Mateo County, California, USA

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.

City of Pacifica
A storm in Pacifica
A storm in Pacifica
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; -122.48556Coordinates: 37°37′22″N 122°29′8″W / 37.62278°N 122.48556°W / 37.62278; -122.48556
Country United States
State California
CountySan Mateo
Area
 • Total12.660 sq mi (32.789 km2)
 • Land12.658 sq mi (32.784 km2)
 • Water0.002 sq mi (0.005 km2)  0.01%
Elevation
82 ft (25 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total37,234
 • Density2,900/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
94044-94045
Area code(s)650
FIPS code06-54806
GNIS feature ID0277613

EconomyEdit

Top employersEdit

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

EducationEdit

Primary and secondary schoolsEdit

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 librariesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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