It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The population was 30,912 at the 2010 census, up from 28,008 at the 2000 census.
In 2003 he was elected as the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, the city's youngest in a hundred years.
Gavin Christopher Newsom was born in San Francisco, California, to Tessa Thomas (née Menzies) and William Alfred Newsom III, a retired state appeals court justice and attorney for Getty Oil. He is of mostly Irish descent; one of his maternal great-grandfathers, Scotsman Thomas Addis, was a pioneer scientist in the field of nephrology and a professor of medicine at Stanford University.
He was a prominent early advocate for same-sex marriage and was influential in legalizing cannabis in California.