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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 population was 63,632 at the 2010 census. South San Francisco lies north of San Bruno and San Francisco International Airport in a small valley south of Daly City, Colma, Brisbane, and San Bruno Mountain, east of Pacifica and the hills of the Coast Range, and west of the waters of San Francisco Bay. Locals often refer to the town as South City, in much the same way that San Francisco is called "The City." Despite its name, South San Francisco does not border San Francisco, with Brisbane being between them. Most of the valley faces San Francisco Bay, affording bay views from higher levels. South San Francisco has mild winters and dry cool summers. The hills to the west shield the city from much of the fog that prevails in neighboring areas. The population has tripled since World War II with the opening of such subdivisions as Buri Buri, Winston Manor and Westborough on the slopes west of El Camino; it grew from 4,411 in 1920 to 67,009 in 2014. The city is noted for the South San Francisco Hillside Sign on Sign Hill, which rises to the north of the city, with large white letters that proclaim "South San Francisco, The Industrial City". The sign, a tribute to the city's industrial past, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


If you are looking for travel information of South San Francisco in United States, you've come to the right place. When planning a trip to South San Francisco, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Sacramento. Sacramento, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Golden Gate Bridge. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Sacramento International Airport. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for South San Francisco*

  • Pollution Statistics in South San Francisco

    Know the pollution level of South San Francisco before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 39.86 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 59.46 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.38 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25.68 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25.69 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 26.35 (Low)
  • South San Francisco: Crime and Safety

    How safe is South San Francisco for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in South San Francisco.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.96 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.28 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.38 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.78 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 65.91 (High)
    • Attacks 43.21 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 66.03 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.09 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.85 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 59.78 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 24.73 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.58 (High)
  • Living in South San Francisco - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of South San Francisco is 151.41 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 50.21 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.16 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 37.42 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.46 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 96.15 (High)
    • Health Care Index 72.03 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.52 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 97.58 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in South San Francisco

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in South San Francisco

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.96 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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