San Francisco by the Numbers

It goes to 11.
  1. 1.
    We're number 1! We routinely get named a #1 destination. For example, Travelocity ranked us the #1 food city (http://bit.ly/1IFETep) though by following that up with a trend watch on "spicy sriracha" makes it suspect.
  2. 2.
    2 buildings lay claim to being the oldest in the city. The Mission Dolores was completed in 1792, but a foundational wall of the Presidio Officer's Club dates to 1780, 2 years before construction of the Mission began.
  3. 3.
    "America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland." -Tennessee Williams
  4. 4.
    There are 4 Goldsworthy sculptures in the Presidio: Spire, Tree Fall, Wood Line, and Earth Wall.
  5. 5.
    San Francisco's first television station was KPIX (Channel 5), which began broadcasting on December 24, 1948. The television was invented in San Francisco by Philo Farnsworth in 1927.
  6. 6.
    The San Francisco Bay Area is the 6th largest DMA in the U.S.
  7. 7.
    The city is approximately 7 miles wide and high, and like Rome was initially built on 7 hills: Telegraph Hill, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Rincon Hill, Mount Sutro, Twin Peaks and Mount Davidson. Within the 49 square miles of modern San Francisco, there are 49 recognized hills.
  8. 8.
    As of the last census, the population of San Francisco capped over 800,000.
  9. 9.
    Our cable cars are the only mobile national landmark. The cars are dragged by a network of cables that run at 9 miles an hour.
  10. 10.
    The SF Association of Realtors divides the city into 10 major districts...
  11. 11.
    ...but we have 11 supervisorial voting districts. The two have little correlation. There are also 11 registered historic districts.