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Pacifica
  • Suburb of San Francisco, CA

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Pacifica is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 38,984. Pacifica is in San Mateo County. Living in Pacifica offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pacifica there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Pacifica and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Pacifica are highly rated.

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About Pacifica...
Population
38,984

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$882,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,414
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    107.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    56.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    36
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    208
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,047.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    113
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

Working in Pacifica

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$125,500
National
$62,843

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