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San Francisco County, California (CA)

County population in 2019: 881,549 (all urban); it was 776,733 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 91,011
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 32,635
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 115,315
Renter-occupied apartments: 222,165 (it was 214,385 in 2000)
% of renters here:

65%
State:

44%

Land area: 47 sq. mi.

Water area: 185.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 18879 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in San Francisco County: 154.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (37.0%), Educational, health and social services (12.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in San Francisco County, CA (2019)
    • 351,01045.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 304,72139.2%Asian alone
    • 134,30917.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 46,0635.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 35,8254.6%Two or more races
    • 3,6080.5%Some other race alone
    • 3,5480.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 2,4650.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

38.2 years
California median age:

37.0 years
Males: 447,416  (50.8%)
Females: 434,133  (49.2%)
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Average household size:
San Francisco County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $123,859 ($55,221 in 1999)
This county:

$123,859
California:

$80,440

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,889 (lower quartile is $1,054, upper quartile is $2,885)
This county:

$1889
State:

$1486


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $1,217,500 (it was $422,700 in 2000)
San Francisco:

$1,217,500
California:

$568,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $899,300 - $1,716,000

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $1,650,404
Here:

$1,650,404
State:

$765,845

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,446,053
Here:

$1,446,053
State:

$677,010

In 2-unit structures: $1,475,497
Here:

$1,475,497
State:

$1,050,336

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,564,097
Here:

$1,564,097
State:

$661,682

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,235,701
Here:

$1,235,701
State:

$672,204

Mobile homes: $356,181
Here:

$356,181
State:

$158,037

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $3,809
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $753

Institutionalized population: 5,362
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Health of residents in San Francisco County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
81.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
39.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
99.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
73.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 179 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 144 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 189 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 1998: 178 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 1999: 146 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2000: 81 buildings, average cost: $285,700
  • 2001: 94 buildings, average cost: $299,700
  • 2002: 82 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 2003: 63 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2004: 58 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2005: 51 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2006: 95 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2007: 55 buildings, average cost: $208,800
  • 2008: 57 buildings, average cost: $218,300
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $223,500
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $221,400
  • 2011: 31 buildings, average cost: $224,600
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $241,300
  • 2013: 54 buildings, average cost: $247,900
  • 2014: 35 buildings, average cost: $259,700
  • 2015: 64 buildings, average cost: $266,400
  • 2016: 123 buildings, average cost: $273,000
  • 2017: 43 buildings, average cost: $273,900
  • 2018: 28 buildings, average cost: $271,200
  • 2019: 22 buildings, average cost: $276,100
Number of permits per 10,000 San Francisco, CA residents
Average permit cost in San Francisco, CA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $9,373 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,828 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in San Francisco, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in San Francisco, CA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in San Francisco, CA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.5%
San Francisco County:

9.5%
California:

11.8%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 12.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.2% for American Indian residents, 13.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.0% for other race residents, 9.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.2 years old
(Males: 38.1 years old, Females: 38.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.4 years old, Black residents: 38.8 years old, American Indian residents: 38.2 years old, Asian residents: 42.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.2 years old, Other race residents: 34.8 years old)

Area name: San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Francisco County is $1227 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1536 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $2051 a month.

Cities in this county include: San Francisco.

San Francisco County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
94101San Francisco20
94102San Francisco360
94103San Francisco91
94104San Francisco50
94105San Francisco100
94107San Francisco340
94108San Francisco50
94109San Francisco270
94110San Francisco281
94111San Francisco130
94112San Francisco210
94114San Francisco452
94115San Francisco90
94116San Francisco260
94117San Francisco204
94118San Francisco221
94119San Francisco10
94121San Francisco230
94122San Francisco382
94123San Francisco100
94124San Francisco70
94127San Francisco262
94129San Francisco101
94131San Francisco170
94132San Francisco30
94133San Francisco200
94134San Francisco51
94137San Francisco10
94142San Francisco10
94188San Francisco10

2018 air pollution in San Francisco County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.347 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Lead: 0.0105 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Significanly above U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.023 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Butler County, Kansas , Crawford County, Kansas , Washington County, Utah , Martin County, Kentucky , Shannon County, Missouri .

County total employment by year in San Francisco, CA
County average yearly wages by year in San Francisco, CA

Current college students: 85,159
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 59.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 296,969 (64.7% naturalized citizens)

San Francisco County:

33.7%
Whole state:

26.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 68,1972010 or later
  • 63,1692000 to 2009
  • 59,1991990 to 1999
  • 86,9491980 to 1989
  • 47,9991970 to 1979
  • 44,393Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.9%

San Francisco County marital status for males San Francisco County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 76,822
  • One, attached: 44,526
  • Two: 38,774
  • 3 or 4: 46,034
  • 5 to 9: 42,536
  • 10 to 19: 34,727
  • 20 to 49: 38,716
  • 50 or more: 83,436
  • Mobile homes: 326
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 502

Housing units in San Francisco County with a mortgage: 88,260 (1,384 second mortgage, 12,370 home equity loan, 595 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 47,592

Here:

65.2% with mortgage
State:

69.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for San Francisco County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic120,98850
Mainline Protestant59,30891
Other47,820114
Evangelical Protestant30,348199
Black Protestant13,17651
Orthodox12,67016
None520,925-
San Francisco County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 311
San Francisco County:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.01 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 47
This county:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
San Francisco County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1,580
This county:

19.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
San Francisco County:

7.4%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
San Francisco County:

16.1%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in San Francisco County:

Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $126,530
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $92,089
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $1,933
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years

Earthquake activity:

San Francisco County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7368% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 34.9 miles away from San Francisco County center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 58.0 miles away from the county center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 211.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 270.3 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 263.1 miles away from San Francisco County center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 199.4 miles away from the county center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • California Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4482, Natural disaster type: Other
  • California Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3248: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • California Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1998 to April 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1203: February 09, 1998, FEMA Id: 1203, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 01, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1155: January 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: February 13, 1995 to April 19, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1046: March 12, 1995, FEMA Id: 1046, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • California Loma Prieta Earthquake, Incident Period: October 17, 1989 to December 18, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-845: October 18, 1989, FEMA Id: 845, Natural disaster type: Earthquake

The number of natural disasters in San Francisco County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - San Francisco

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 235,789 (29.7%)
  • Carpooled: 57,674 (7.3%)
  • Bus: 134,647 (16.9%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 149,845 (18.9%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 35,741 (4.5%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 13,728 (1.7%)
  • Ferryboat: 12,618 (1.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 27,301 (3.4%)
  • Bicycle: 20,403 (2.6%)
  • Walked: 67,644 (8.5%)
  • Worked at home: 39,124 (4.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Information (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Information (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (29%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Hong Kong (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • El Salvador (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in San Francisco County


  • European (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • American (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • English (1%)
  • Russian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in San Francisco County, California in 2000:

  • 5,120 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3,926 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,306 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 1,685 people in nursing homes
  • 1,584 people in other group homes
  • 1,232 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 943 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 619 people in religious group quarters
  • 406 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 389 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 277 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 223 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 183 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 174 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 125 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 96 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 92 people in halfway houses
  • 71 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 64 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 43 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 41 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 37 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 36 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 30 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 27 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 22 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 21 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 19 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 14 people in military ships

People in group quarters in San Francisco County, California in 2010:

  • 8,151 people in college/university student housing
  • 4,772 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2,942 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,303 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,499 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,210 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,138 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 1,008 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 377 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 224 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 169 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 139 people in state prisons
  • 95 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 91 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 87 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 31 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 28 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $150,172.

8.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($184,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
California average:

5.03%


0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,284 average AGI)
San Francisco County:

0.11%
California average:

0.07%

4.75% relocated from other counties in California ($131,590 average AGI)
3.58% relocated from other states ($50,289 average AGI)
San Francisco County:

3.58%
California average:

1.72%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Mateo County, CA  0.96% ($169,587 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.80% ($224,515)
from Alameda County, CA  0.79% ($138,163)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.49% ($109,486)
from New York County, NY  0.40% ($193,801)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.38% ($86,722)
from Cook County, IL  0.22% ($126,231)


8.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($135,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.70%
California average:

5.21%


0.22% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,381 average AGI)
San Francisco County:

0.22%
California average:

0.09%

5.90% relocated to other counties in California ($89,645 average AGI)
2.59% relocated to other states ($41,568 average AGI)
San Francisco County:

2.59%
California average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Alameda County, CA  1.44% ($112,147 average AGI)
to San Mateo County, CA  1.21% ($139,745)
to Contra Costa County, CA  0.62% ($117,213)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.53% ($118,765)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.49% ($173,991)
to Marin County, CA  0.40% ($260,122)
to New York County, NY  0.27% ($186,959)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in San Francisco County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 6.8

Deaths per 1000 population in San Francisco County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2018: 3.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in San Francisco County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in San Francisco County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in San Francisco County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in San Francisco County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in San Francisco County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in San Francisco County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in San Francisco County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 119,847 (103,491 aged, 16,356 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 10,314 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in San Francisco County, California in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (7,190)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (6,723)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (5,491)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (4,782)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (4,712)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (3,720)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3,426)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (3,355)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (3,279)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,038)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 80.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 53.9
  • Cut/Pierce - 6.2
  • Other - 20.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 120.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 35.8
  • Poisoning - 31.0
  • Firearm - 21.5
  • Fall - 16.5
  • Drowning - 4.4
  • Other - 11.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 881,549
  • Male householders: 199,595 (67,597 living alone), Female householders: 166,256 (66,163 living alone)
  • 127,410 spouses (121,515 opposite-sex spouses), 32,763 unmarried partners, (28,909 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 162,123 children (156,516 natural, 2,948 adopted, 2,659 stepchildren), 13,488 grandchildren, 13,567 brothers or sisters, 21,137 parents, 290 foster children, 18,139 other relatives, 106,816 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 19,965

Size of family households: 76,011 2-persons, 39,434 3-persons, 33,297 4-persons, 11,028 5-persons, 4,542 6-persons, 3,553 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 133,760 1-person, 43,757 2-persons, 12,106 3-persons, 5,572 4-persons, 2,427 5-persons, 198 6-persons, 166 7-or-more-persons.

82,819 married couples with children.
17,837 single-parent households (3,229 men, 14,608 women).

57.7% of residents of San Francisco speak English at home.
10.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
6.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
24.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $7,606,654,000 ($10,221 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $361,522,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,516,391,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,267,797,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $43,739,000
Federal grants: $2,609,875,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,002,059,000 ($295,346,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,166,793,000 ($26,058,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $282,430,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $155,414,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,547,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 43,679
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 33,128
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +44,659
Here:

+60 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -91,409
Here -124 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in San Francisco County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 81.37 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.2
State:

3.9

Year house built in San Francisco County, California
  • Year house built in San Francisco County, California
  • 14,8462014 or later
  • 7,0942010 to 2013
  • 28,8502000 to 2009
  • 16,9721990 to 1999
  • 22,0281980 to 1989
  • 29,4131970 to 1979
  • 32,4841960 to 1969
  • 33,8271950 to 1959
  • 37,5621940 to 1949
  • 183,3231939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in San Francisco County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Francisco County, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Francisco County, California
  • 2,2781 room
  • 3,3052 rooms
  • 12,9913 rooms
  • 21,2484 rooms
  • 31,1575 rooms
  • 23,9526 rooms
  • 16,4667 rooms
  • 10,3258 rooms
  • 14,1309+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Francisco County, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Francisco County, California
  • 44,2431 room
  • 32,4182 rooms
  • 52,9053 rooms
  • 41,5584 rooms
  • 30,8655 rooms
  • 17,3166 rooms
  • 4,7447 rooms
  • 2,6178 rooms
  • 3,3339+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in San Francisco County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in San Francisco County, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in San Francisco County, California
  • 2,409no bedroom
  • 12,9081 bedroom
  • 46,3682 bedrooms
  • 47,0633 bedrooms
  • 19,5664 bedrooms
  • 7,5385+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Francisco County, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Francisco County, California
  • 53,929no bedroom
  • 77,1151 bedroom
  • 59,4892 bedrooms
  • 29,1893 bedrooms
  • 7,9974 bedrooms
  • 2,2805+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in San Francisco County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in San Francisco County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in San Francisco County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 14,570no vehicle
  • 59,2501 vehicle
  • 42,0032 vehicles
  • 15,5443 vehicles
  • 3,1574 vehicles
  • 1,3285+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in San Francisco County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in San Francisco County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 103,767no vehicle
  • 93,1681 vehicle
  • 25,2822 vehicles
  • 5,9393 vehicles
  • 1,4714 vehicles
  • 3725+ vehicles

85.6% of San Francisco County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in California.

San Francisco County:

85.6%
State average:

87.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 350,200
  • Other state: 214,330
  • Northeast: 72,343
  • Midwest: 59,148
  • South: 53,724
  • West: 29,115
Year householders moved into unit in San Francisco County, CA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Francisco County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 73.7%Utility gas
  • 22.4%Electricity
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 51.8%Utility gas
  • 36.3%Electricity
  • 8.6%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14,069
Here:

28.3%
California:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,660
Here:

20.6%
California:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10,133
Here:

19.6%
California:

14.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 46,287
  • Number of aged recipients: 20,700
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 25,587
  • Number of recipients under 18: 830
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 17,836
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 27,621
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 16,808
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 29,433
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 176 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED372$545,9784,613$540,33016,501$432,617761$313,781186$2,158,7741,732$431,4724$475,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED30$513,067581$521,1652,030$444,15362$233,7424$1,493,000203$433,2320$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED99$514,404950$506,1455,075$489,940328$240,37235$1,119,200700$411,8602$107,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN92$475,707697$528,3192,979$464,153200$258,34017$5,964,235374$402,0912$394,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS17$496,647171$443,234834$453,83663$198,7465$1,355,20092$415,5760$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 112 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED131$463,34422$469,3182$321,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED77$520,72724$534,4174$368,2500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED55$501,69125$486,7201$400,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$327,18217$495,0590$03$91,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$714,6671$514,0002$417,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in San Francisco, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in San Francisco, CA - Value
Most common first names in San Francisco County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6,34872.1 years
William4,58372.1 years
Mary4,49880.5 years
James3,72768.8 years
Robert3,45166.9 years
George3,26275.0 years
Joseph3,11873.8 years
Charles2,67172.0 years
Frank2,41775.1 years
Helen2,10079.5 years
Most common last names in San Francisco County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wong2,35077.1 years
Lee2,23076.4 years
Smith1,60872.2 years
Johnson1,50972.1 years
Williams1,13271.2 years
Chan92877.6 years
Brown91371.6 years
Jones90371.1 years
Davis74671.4 years
Miller74072.9 years
Businesses in San Francisco County, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness11Knights Inn1
7-Eleven12Kroger3
ALDO6Lane Bryant1
AT&T11Lane Furniture1
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters3
Abercrombie Kids1Levi Strauss & Co.3
Ace Hardware12Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
Aerosoles2Macy's2
American Eagle Outfitters2Marriott8
Ann Taylor3Marshalls1
Apple Store3MasterBrand Cabinets29
Arby's1Mazda1
Audi1McDonald's19
BMW1Men's Wearhouse1
Bakers1Motel 61
Bally Total Fitness1Motherhood Maternity3
Banana Republic5New Balance16
Baskin-Robbins1Nike42
Bath & Body Works2Nissan1
Bebe3Nordstrom3
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot3
Ben & Jerry's4OfficeMax2
Bentleymotors.Com1Old Navy1
Best Western5Olive Garden1
Big O Tires2Pac Sun1
Blockbuster5Panda Express3
Brooks Brothers2Panera Bread1
Brookstone2Papa John's Pizza1
Budget Car Rental3Payless7
Burger King12Penske1
CVS2Pier 1 Imports2
Cache1Pizza Hut3
Carl\s Jr.2Popeyes4
Chico's3Pottery Barn2
Chipotle3Quiznos7
Clarks1RadioShack18
Cold Stone Creamery2Ramada1
Comfort Inn1Rodeway Inn2
Costco1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Crate & Barrel1SAS Shoes5
Curves3Safeway15
DHL25Saks Fifth Avenue2
Days Inn3Sephora3
Decora Cabinetry2Sheraton1
Dennys2Skechers USA2
Domino's Pizza5Sprint Nextel9
DressBarn1Staples2
Dressbarn1Starbucks78
Eddie Bauer2Subway39
Express2Super 82
FedEx136T-Mobile30
Firestone Complete Auto Care3T.J.Maxx1
Foot Locker4Taco Bell10
Forever 212Talbots1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1The Cheesecake Factory1
GNC10The Room Place1
GameStop5Torrid1
Gap9Toyota1
Gymboree3Toys"R"Us1
H&M2Trader Joe's4
H&R Block16Travelodge4
Haagen-Dazs2True Value8
Haworth2U-Haul8
Hilton3UPS110
Holiday Inn6Urban Outfitters2
Hollister Co.1Vans18
Honda1Verizon Wireless7
Hot Topic1Victoria's Secret5
Hyatt3Volkswagen1
IHOP2Vons15
J. Jill1Walgreens29
J.Crew2Westin2
Jamba Juice8Wet Seal2
JoS. A. Bank2Whole Foods Market4
Johnny Rockets2World Gym1
Jones New York10YMCA11
KFC10Z Gallerie1

San Francisco County on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"