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San Francisco, CA (California) Houses and Residents

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

San Francisco,CA index of house prices

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

Houses: 406,399 (365,851 occupied: 135,852 owner occupied, 229,999 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

63%
State:

45%

Housing density: 8,703 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $2,532,638.

Median contract rent in 2019: $1,889 (lower quartile is $1,054, upper quartile is over $2,000)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $2,445


Median gross rent in San Francisco, CA in 2019: $1,959

Housing units in San Francisco 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

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $187,456

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $101,876

Median monthly housing costs: $2,153

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San Francisco, California Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1942

Median year apartment built: 1951

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).

Foreign born population: 296,969 (33.7%)
(64.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

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

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in San Francisco, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in San Francisco, 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, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Francisco, California
  • 53,929no bedroom
  • 77,1151 bedroom
  • 59,4892 bedrooms
  • 29,1893 bedrooms
  • 7,9974 bedrooms
  • 2,2805+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in San Francisco in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in San Francisco 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 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in San Francisco in renter-occupied apartments
  • 103,767no vehicle
  • 93,1681 vehicle
  • 25,2822 vehicles
  • 5,9393 vehicles
  • 1,4714 vehicles
  • 3725+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Francisco, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Francisco, 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, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Francisco, 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
Year house built
Median 2019 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
  • San Francisco, CA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in San Francisco, CA in 2019
  • 14,708Less than $10,000
  • 28,572$10,000 to $19,999
  • 16,768$20,000 to $29,999
  • 13,875$30,000 to $39,999
  • 13,736$40,000 to $49,999
  • 14,080$50,000 to $59,999
  • 23,206$60,000 to $74,999
  • 29,852$75,000 to $99,999
  • 28,985$100,000 to $124,999
  • 25,958$125,000 to $149,999
  • 43,690$150,000 to $199,999
  • 112,421$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in San Francisco, CA

  • Distribution of house value in San Francisco, CA in 2019
  • 1,162Less than $10,000
  • 58$10,000 to $14,999
  • 43$15,000 to $19,999
  • 20$20,000 to $24,999
  • 57$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 42$35,000 to $39,999
  • 65$40,000 to $49,999
  • 82$50,000 to $59,999
  • 59$60,000 to $69,999
  • 161$70,000 to $79,999
  • 114$80,000 to $89,999
  • 116$90,000 to $99,999
  • 348$100,000 to $124,999
  • 36$125,000 to $149,999
  • 215$150,000 to $174,999
  • 74$175,000 to $199,999
  • 618$200,000 to $249,999
  • 699$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,216$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,769$400,000 to $499,999
  • 20,469$500,000 to $749,999
  • 32,270$750,000 to $999,999
  • 46,214$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 23,598$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 25,659$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in San Francisco, CA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in San Francisco, CA in 2019
  • 419Less than $100
  • 1,315$100 to $149
  • 2,122$150 to $199
  • 3,197$200 to $249
  • 7,941$250 to $299
  • 3,227$300 to $349
  • 1,524$350 to $399
  • 1,651$400 to $449
  • 1,809$450 to $499
  • 5,237$500 to $549
  • 1,730$550 to $599
  • 3,131$600 to $649
  • 2,392$650 to $699
  • 2,495$700 to $749
  • 1,725$750 to $799
  • 5,672$800 to $899
  • 6,443$900 to $999
  • 18,743$1,000 to $1,249
  • 15,283$1,250 to $1,499
  • 33,528$1,500 to $1,999
  • 28,491$2,000 to $2,499
  • 26,064$2,500 to $2,999
  • 26,164$3,000 to $3,499
  • 23,919$3,500 or more
  • 5,777No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 78.2%
Number of people working at home: 39,124 (7.4% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 4,948
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 14,806
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 34,670
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 52,112
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 59,385
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 37,604
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 95,296
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 22,052
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 28,291
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 61,096
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 53,131
  • 90 or more minutes: 23,507
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%)
  • Taxi: 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
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.9%Males
  • 2.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 11.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 9.0%Males
  • 8.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 8.4%Males
  • 2.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 5.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.4%Males
  • 4.6%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in San Francisco, California
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in San Francisco, California
  • 68,1972010 or later
  • 63,1692000 to 2009
  • 59,1991990 to 1999
  • 86,9491980 to 1989
  • 47,9991970 to 1979
  • 44,393Before 1970
Ancestries in San Francisco, CA

First ancestries reported:

  • European: 17,690 (3.4%)
  • Irish: 16,093 (3.1%)
  • Italian: 11,719 (2.3%)
  • American: 11,586 (2.2%)
  • German: 10,800 (2.1%)
  • English: 7,572 (1.5%)
  • Russian: 6,254 (1.2%)
  • Eastern European: 4,712 (0.9%)
  • British: 4,196 (0.8%)
  • French: 4,076 (0.8%)
  • Ukrainian: 3,005 (0.6%)
  • Iranian: 2,798 (0.5%)
  • Polish: 2,740 (0.5%)
  • Northern European: 2,625 (0.5%)
  • Scottish: 2,348 (0.5%)
  • Armenian: 1,886 (0.4%)
  • Greek: 1,752 (0.3%)
  • Norwegian: 1,678 (0.3%)
  • Swedish: 1,549 (0.3%)
  • Brazilian: 1,520 (0.3%)
  • Dutch: 1,480 (0.3%)
  • French Canadian: 1,367 (0.3%)
  • Portuguese: 1,282 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 1,035 (0.2%)
  • Turkish: 964 (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 950 (0.2%)
  • Scandinavian: 936 (0.2%)
  • Ethiopian: 864 (0.2%)
  • Arab: 830 (0.2%)
  • African: 820 (0.2%)
  • Hungarian: 747 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 687 (0.1%)
  • Israeli: 615 (0.1%)
  • Swiss: 607 (0.1%)
  • Egyptian: 545 (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 536 (0.1%)
  • Lebanese: 534 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 527 (0.1%)
  • Jamaican: 508 (0.10%)
  • Croatian: 444 (0.09%)
  • Palestinian: 439 (0.08%)
  • Belgian: 411 (0.08%)
  • Czech: 401 (0.08%)
  • Australian: 380 (0.07%)
  • Lithuanian: 377 (0.07%)
  • Nigerian: 372 (0.07%)
  • Finnish: 331 (0.06%)
  • Bulgarian: 314 (0.06%)
  • Slovene: 299 (0.06%)
  • Yugoslavian: 297 (0.06%)
  • Welsh: 294 (0.06%)
  • Afghan: 293 (0.06%)
  • South African: 292 (0.06%)
  • Serbian: 284 (0.05%)
  • Basque: 278 (0.05%)
  • Moroccan: 278 (0.05%)
  • Jordanian: 245 (0.05%)
  • Kenyan: 221 (0.04%)
  • New Zealander: 189 (0.04%)
  • Haitian: 177 (0.03%)
  • Latvian: 164 (0.03%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 159 (0.03%)
  • Slovak: 154 (0.03%)
  • Guyanese: 107 (0.02%)
  • Celtic: 77 (0.01%)
  • British West Indian: 67 (0.01%)
  • Icelander: 65 (0.01%)
  • Syrian: 59 (0.01%)
  • Macedonian: 55 (0.01%)
  • Assyrian: 54 (0.01%)
  • Sudanese: 52 (0.01%)
  • Cypriot: 49 (0.01%)
  • West Indian: 49 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 48 (0.01%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 41 (0.01%)
  • Iraqi: 39 (0.01%)
  • Barbadian: 38 (0.01%)
  • Cape Verdean: 38 (0.01%)
  • Liberian: 37 (0.01%)
  • Cajun: 36 (0.01%)
  • Somali: 36 (0.01%)
  • Albanian: 35 (0.01%)
  • Soviet Union: 35 (0.01%)
  • Belizean: 34 (0.01%)
  • Maltese: 32 (0.01%)
  • Senegalese: 30 (0.01%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 27 (0.01%)

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

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
San Francisco:

29.1% (86,395)
California:

6.6% (692,061)

Vietnam
San Francisco:

6.7% (19,951)
California:

5.0% (532,146)

Philippines
San Francisco:

6.5% (19,284)
California:

8.2% (867,794)

Mexico
San Francisco:

6.5% (19,158)
California:

37.4% (3,951,224)

Hong Kong
San Francisco:

5.2% (15,535)
California:

1.0% (104,645)

India
San Francisco:

3.9% (11,627)
California:

4.9% (522,371)

El Salvador
San Francisco:

3.0% (8,994)
California:

4.2% (446,414)

Japan
San Francisco:

1.9% (5,546)
California:

1.0% (102,392)

Taiwan
San Francisco:

1.7% (4,963)
California:

1.6% (171,493)

Canada
San Francisco:

1.6% (4,867)
California:

1.2% (124,593)

Guatemala
San Francisco:

1.6% (4,742)
California:

2.9% (303,630)

Ukraine
San Francisco:

1.6% (4,740)
California:

0.5% (54,084)

Korea
San Francisco:

1.6% (4,694)
California:

3.0% (315,278)

Russia
San Francisco:

1.6% (4,690)
California:

0.7% (73,131)

Nicaragua
San Francisco:

1.6% (4,657)
California:

0.6% (62,668)

France
San Francisco:

1.5% (4,467)
California:

0.4% (40,819)

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

85.6% of San Francisco residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35.0% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61.4% lived in California.


San Francisco:

85.6%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 8,616
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,241
  • 5th and 6th grade: 5,846
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,682
  • 9th grade: 3,982
  • 10th grade: 3,023
  • 11th grade: 2,809
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 8,183
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 44,099
  • Less than 1 year of college: 10,139
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 36,457
  • Associate degree: 16,199
  • Bachelor's degree: 126,354
  • Master's degree: 59,452
  • Professional school degree: 18,049
  • Doctorate degree: 11,485
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 13,317
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 4,317
  • 5th and 6th grade: 7,207
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,441
  • 9th grade: 4,445
  • 10th grade: 2,267
  • 11th grade: 1,992
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 7,171
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 39,180
  • Less than 1 year of college: 12,270
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 28,415
  • Associate degree: 17,857
  • Bachelor's degree: 119,531
  • Master's degree: 55,954
  • Professional school degree: 16,228
  • Doctorate degree: 8,071
Educational Attainment for Females
San Francisco marital status for males
San Francisco 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

Median worth of mobile homes: $81,412

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 3.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 5.4%

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in San Francisco, CA
  • 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 in San Francisco, CA
  • 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%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
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