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San Francisco, CA (California) Houses and Residents

San Francisco,CA index of house prices

Total population: 852,469 (Urban population: 776,733, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 392,823 (358,703 occupied: 136,000 owner occupied, 222,703 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

62%
State:

46%

Housing density: 8,413 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $3,899,289.

Median contract rent in 2016: $883 (lower quartile is $582, upper quartile is over $2,000)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $2,697


Median gross rent in San Francisco, CA in 2016: $928

Housing units in San Francisco with a mortgage: 90,335 (2,108 second mortgage, 16,709 home equity loan, 883 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 45,665

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $159,505

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $80,872

Median monthly housing costs: $1,939


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San Francisco, California Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $1,024,000 (it was $422,700 in 2000)
San Francisco:

$1,024,000
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $759,000 - $1,514,800

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $1,418,931
Here:

$1,418,931
State:

$662,746

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,130,973
Here:

$1,130,973
State:

$572,965

In 2-unit structures: $1,365,931
Here:

$1,365,931
State:

$907,600

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,328,617
Here:

$1,328,617
State:

$578,996

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,070,488
Here:

$1,070,488
State:

$548,947

Mobile homes: $100,991
Here:

$100,991
State:

$109,501
Median year house/condo built: 1941

Median year apartment built: 1946

Household type by relationship:

Households: 870,887
  • In family households: 566,329 (98,428 male householders, 75,649 female householders)
    132,397 spouses, 162,591 children (156,230 natural, 4,264 adopted, 2,097 stepchildren), 14,703 grandchildren, 15,038 brothers or sisters, 20,764 parents, 22,212 other relatives, 24,547 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 283,754 (99,016 male householders (63,322 living alone)), 85,610 female householders (61,563 living alone)), 99,128 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 20,804

Size of family households: 82,579 2-persons, 39,271 3-persons, 30,786 4-persons, 10,557 5-persons, 5,102 6-persons, 5,782 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 124,885 1-person, 41,541 2-persons, 12,165 3-persons, 3,930 4-persons, 1,497 5-persons, 369 6-persons, 239 7-or-more-persons.

83,007 married couples with children.
18,515 single-parent households (4,862 men, 13,653 women).

56.6% of residents of San Francisco speak English at home.
10.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
6.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
25.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 305,414 (35.1%)
(62.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.5
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.3
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in San Francisco, California:

  • 2,173no bedroom
  • 13,0111 bedroom
  • 47,6452 bedrooms
  • 45,2643 bedrooms
  • 21,8174 bedrooms
  • 6,0905+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to San Francisco population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Francisco, California:

  • 48,290no bedroom
  • 75,4091 bedroom
  • 64,5352 bedrooms
  • 24,7463 bedrooms
  • 6,6394 bedrooms
  • 3,0845+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to San Francisco population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in San Francisco in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 14,746no vehicle
  • 55,9841 vehicle
  • 44,3192 vehicles
  • 15,0883 vehicles
  • 4,4414 vehicles
  • 1,4225+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to San Francisco population

Cars and other vehicles available in San Francisco in renter-occupied apartments

  • 92,458no vehicle
  • 91,7011 vehicle
  • 30,9832 vehicles
  • 5,1773 vehicles
  • 1,6494 vehicles
  • 7355+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to San Francisco population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Francisco, California:

  • 1,4481 room
  • 3,9622 rooms
  • 10,6163 rooms
  • 22,2014 rooms
  • 28,4695 rooms
  • 27,2236 rooms
  • 18,8557 rooms
  • 10,5768 rooms
  • 12,6509+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to San Francisco population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Francisco, California:

  • 37,5951 room
  • 29,7282 rooms
  • 54,0753 rooms
  • 48,9754 rooms
  • 27,3355 rooms
  • 12,9396 rooms
  • 6,8637 rooms
  • 2,6298 rooms
  • 2,5649+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to San Francisco population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • San Francisco, CA household income distribution

  • San Francisco, CA household income distribution
  • 20,133Less than $10,000
  • 16,833$10,000 to $14,999
  • 11,354$15,000 to $19,999
  • 12,343$20,000 to $24,999
  • 8,790$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8,847$30,000 to $34,999
  • 6,738$35,000 to $39,999
  • 8,096$40,000 to $44,999
  • 6,622$45,000 to $49,999
  • 14,467$50,000 to $59,999
  • 23,671$60,000 to $74,999
  • 33,113$75,000 to $99,999
  • 34,035$100,000 to $124,999
  • 25,076$125,000 to $149,999
  • 45,034$150,000 to $199,999
  • 83,551$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in San Francisco, CA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in San Francisco, CA
  • 800Less than $10,000
  • 45$10,000 to $14,999
  • 35$15,000 to $19,999
  • 31$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5$25,000 to $29,999
  • 47$30,000 to $34,999
  • 64$35,000 to $39,999
  • 170$40,000 to $49,999
  • 155$50,000 to $59,999
  • 151$60,000 to $69,999
  • 185$70,000 to $79,999
  • 179$80,000 to $89,999
  • 83$90,000 to $99,999
  • 314$100,000 to $124,999
  • 80$125,000 to $149,999
  • 296$150,000 to $174,999
  • 203$175,000 to $199,999
  • 861$200,000 to $249,999
  • 950$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,747$300,000 to $399,999
  • 7,426$400,000 to $499,999
  • 38,670$500,000 to $749,999
  • 40,318$750,000 to $999,999
  • 33,154$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 13,515$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 17,460$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in San Francisco, CA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in San Francisco, CA
  • 1,643Less than $100
  • 796$100 to $149
  • 728$150 to $199
  • 3,701$200 to $249
  • 5,260$250 to $299
  • 2,341$300 to $349
  • 1,639$350 to $399
  • 4,575$400 to $449
  • 1,669$450 to $499
  • 5,314$500 to $549
  • 2,222$550 to $599
  • 3,021$600 to $649
  • 2,532$650 to $699
  • 3,353$700 to $749
  • 2,610$750 to $799
  • 8,297$800 to $899
  • 7,113$900 to $999
  • 17,706$1,000 to $1,249
  • 17,227$1,250 to $1,499
  • 37,203$1,500 to $1,999
  • 28,706$2,000 to $2,499
  • 26,124$2,500 to $2,999
  • 17,518$3,000 to $3,499
  • 16,564$3,500 or more
  • 4,841No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 53,8062010 or later
  • 64,8642000 to 2009
  • 65,1681990 to 1999
  • 86,9491980 to 1989
  • 47,9991970 to 1979
  • 44,393Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to San Francisco population
San Francisco commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 4,050
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 14,018
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 34,956
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 49,492
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 64,292
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 30,138
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 95,048
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 18,626
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 28,508
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 57,783
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 54,401
  • 90 or more minutes: 16,966
San Francisco, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 76.5%
Number of people working at home: 32,191 (6.4% of all workers)

San Francisco mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 249,081 (33%)
  • Carpooled: 66,632 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 122,539 (16%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 11,432 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 137,747 (18%)
  • Railroad: 21,354 (3%)
  • Ferryboat: 8,286 (1%)
  • Taxi: 25,444 (3%)
  • Bicycle: 20,183 (3%)
  • Walked: 55,918 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 32,191 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 16,770
 German: 12,241
 American: 11,384
 European: 10,894
 Italian: 10,885
 English: 7,830
 Russian: 6,398
 French (except Basque): 4,543
 Eastern European: 3,746
 British: 3,525
 Polish: 2,973
 Scottish: 2,673
 Greek: 2,506
 Ukrainian: 2,328
 Portuguese: 2,253
 Armenian: 2,218
 French Canadian: 2,113
 Dutch: 2,083
 Brazilian: 2,035
 Northern European: 1,975
 Iranian: 1,954
 Swedish: 1,953
 Ethiopian: 1,735
 Scotch-Irish: 1,530
 Norwegian: 1,155
 Scandinavian: 1,088
 Turkish: 997
 Hungarian: 959
 Canadian: 854
 Yugoslavian: 818
 Danish: 742
 Egyptian: 695
 Moroccan: 617
 Swiss: 604
 Lithuanian: 578
 Israeli: 561
 Austrian: 560
 Guyanese: 547
 Welsh: 505
 Australian: 457
 Croatian: 453
 Lebanese: 394
 Czech: 393
 New Zealander: 346
 Nigerian: 330
 Finnish: 329
 Latvian: 283
 African: 275
 Syrian: 237
 Serbian: 229
 Arab: 224
 Basque: 219
 Slovene: 217
 Slovak: 209
 Bulgarian: 166
 Sudanese: 163
 Belgian: 156
 Jordanian: 148
 Palestinian: 144
 Haitian: 141
 Czechoslovakian: 133
 Slavic: 121
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 103
 Bahamian: 94
 Senegalese: 91
 German Russian: 81
 South African: 77
 Cypriot: 72
 Icelander: 56
 Cajun: 55
 Cape Verdean: 50
 Maltese: 49
 Romanian: 44
 Celtic: 44
 Estonian: 40
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 40

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 30%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 8%Philippines
  • 7%Mexico
  • 6%Vietnam
  • 4%Hong Kong
  • 4%El Salvador
  • 3%India

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

  • This state: 338,891
  • Other state: 207,769
  • Northeast: 63,416
  • Midwest: 53,794
  • South: 58,807
  • West: 31,752

87% of San Francisco 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, 60% lived in California.

San Francisco:

86.8%
State average:

86.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 8,036
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 2,376
  • 5th and 6th grade: 5,326
  • 7th and 8th grade: 5,567
  • 9th grade: 3,706
  • 10th grade: 2,006
  • 11th grade: 3,708
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 7,133
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 40,530
  • Less than 1 year of college: 12,964
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 39,227
  • Associate degree: 14,476
  • Bachelor's degree: 123,538
  • Master's degree: 54,831
  • Professional school degree: 18,495
  • Doctorate degree: 11,163

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 10,601
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 4,869
  • 5th and 6th grade: 8,915
  • 7th and 8th grade: 5,067
  • 9th grade: 5,177
  • 10th grade: 2,437
  • 11th grade: 1,948
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 6,588
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 44,122
  • Less than 1 year of college: 11,814
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 30,614
  • Associate degree: 17,676
  • Bachelor's degree: 111,361
  • Master's degree: 49,645
  • Professional school degree: 16,729
  • Doctorate degree: 9,051

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 3.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.0%Males
  • 9.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 11.7%Males
  • 16.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 3.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • 7.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 10.6%Males
  • 2.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.4%Males
  • 6.2%Females
San Francisco marital status for males
San Francisco marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 79,584
  • One, attached: 43,299
  • Two: 40,576
  • 3 or 4: 43,464
  • 5 to 9: 38,696
  • 10 to 19: 39,929
  • 20 to 49: 35,689
  • 50 or more: 70,783
  • Mobile homes: 732
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 71

Median worth of mobile homes: $59,451

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 3.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 5.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in San Francisco:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Francisco
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (73.4%)
  • Electricity (22.4%)
  • No fuel used (2.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Solar energy (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Wood (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (52.2%)
  • Electricity (37.0%)
  • No fuel used (7.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13,631
Here:

29.6%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,100
Here:

26.6%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9,444
Here:

19.0%
California:

15.5%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)