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San Francisco: Vital Statistics

Winter rain storms blowing off the Pacific Ocean also have created a perfect excuse to show off your boots and light winter coats or wraps in the swim of...

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Winter rain storms blowing off the Pacific Ocean also have created a perfect excuse to show off your boots and light winter coats or wraps in the swim of shoppers in Union Square. And besides layering, locals in the City by the Bay love a good chapeau, because you never know when the year-round breezy weather might turn from brilliant seaside sunshine to brisk and damp. This winter, urban knit beanies have been overtaken by brimmed caps in newsboy, Carnaby Street go-go and Dick Tracy styles.

POPULATION: 808,844

This story first appeared in the January 24, 2008 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

PROJECTED POPULATION 2020: 818,163

POPULATION FOREIGN BORN: 37 percent

LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH SPOKEN AT HOME: 46 percent

PER CAPITA INCOME: $55,801

PER CAPITA INCOME U.S. RANKING: Number two

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 4.2 percent (State of California unemployment rate, 6.1 percent; Los Angeles County unemployment rate, 5.6 percent; national unemployment rate, 5 percent, per U.S. Department of Labor.)

OFFICE VACANCY RATE: 10.8 percent

MEDIAN HOME PRICE (NOVEMBER): $814,500

HOME PRICE INCREASE YEAR-OVER-YEAR: 7 percent

DAILY VISITOR SPENDING: $21.3 million

HOTEL OCCUPANCY RATE: 86.4 percent

ANNUAL PRECIPITATION: 22 inches

RAINY SEASON: November to May

Sources: U.S. Census; State of California; San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau; Golden Gate Weather Service

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