South San Francisco
South San Francisco is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States, located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. The city is very close to the city and county of San Francisco, and its name literally means San Francisco Sur. The population was 60,552 in the 2000 census.
|South San Francisco|
San Mateo View
|Slogan: South City; The Industrial City|
Location in San Mateo County and California State
California U.S. location
|Coordinates||37°39′22″N 122°25′32″W / 37.6561111111111, -122.42555555556 Coordinates: 37°39′22″N 122°25′32″W / 37.6561111111111, -122.42555555556|
|・ Country||United States|
|・ County||San Mateo|
|Foundation||September 3, 1908|
|・ Total||77.0 km²|
|・ Land||23.4 km²|
|・ Water||53.7 km²|
|・ Average||4 m s n. m.|
|・ Total||63,632 rooms.|
|・ Density||774.27 room/km²|
|Time zone||Pacific: UTC-8/-7|
|ZIP Code||94080, 94083, 94099|
The city borders San Francisco International Airport to the north in a small valley between the mountain of San Bruno and the coastal range. The city is served by two major roads, route 101 (the US toll-free highway at Bayshore) and route 280 from one state to another. A BART station opened in South San Francisco in 2003, providing Caltrain service to San Francisco and San Jose. The city center is small and several places in the city have been subdivided residential, such as the Sun Gardens, Avalon Park, Winston Manor, and Buri Buri Buri Ranch, are located west of Road 101, while the area east of Road 101 is dominated by the soft industrial complexes interspersed with the futuristic office parks, particularly on the Marina Point Oyster. The extreme western portions of the city near highway 280 sit on a hillside and offer views of San Francisco Bay. This area is known by residents as Westborough. The southern part of the city, closer to the airport, is home to a number of car repair shops, provides large-scale San Francisco International Airport parking, and luxury hotels. With the South San Francisco BART Station, lately residential developments have begun to surround and build on the shores and vicinity of the station, forming a hourly mass transit village.
The Locals refer to the city as "South City," in much the same way San Francisco is called "The City." People unaware of the area mistakenly confuse South San Francisco often as the southern part of the city of San Francisco.
South San Francisco has two very important High Schools: The High School Road and South San Francisco High School, which share a rivalry in the city. The city also has three Middle Schools: Parkway Heights, Westborough, and Alta Loma.
South San Francisco's climate resembles that of the city of San Francisco. Summer is dominated by the fog and wind of the Pacific Ocean. However, the hills west of the city prevent the haze from moving completely over the city until sunset. It is not unusual for western parts of the city to be in cold, windy fog, while eastern portions are sunnier and considerably hotter. Winters are soft, but rainy, and snow is very rare. Autumn and spring are typically seasons with the most favorable weather.
South San Francisco is located at 37°39 on the side N, 122°25′ W (37.655983, -122.425525) of the wish 22 of the wish 32 GR1. According to the U.S. census office, the city has a total area of 777.0 ² (29.7 mile ²). 23.4 kilometers² (9.0 mile²) of it is land and 53.7 kilometers² (20.7 miles²) of it (69.67%) is water.
At the time of the 2000 census, there were 60,552 persons, 19,677 houses and 14,659 families residing in the city. Population density was ² of 2,591.9/km (² 6,712.8/mi). There were 20,138 units of cover in an average density of ² of 862.0/km (² 2,232.5/mi). The racial division of the city was 42.15% white, 3.82% African American, 1.10% Native American, 27.92% Asian, 2.46% peaceful islanders, 16.01% other races, and 8.25% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race was 35.74% of the population.
By the standards of the Bay Area (based on where the cost of living is very high), South San Francisco is a middle-class, working-class city. But that image is rapidly changing with the number of luxury homes that have been built in the area in recent years to take advantage of the proximity to downtown San Francisco, the biotechnology industry, and the peninsula.