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San Francisco, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $1,104,100 (it was $422,700 in 2000)
San Francisco:

$1,104,100
California:

$509,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $810,200 - $1,626,600

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $1,546,409
Here:

$1,546,409
State:

$697,940

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,281,146
Here:

$1,281,146
State:

$618,365

In 2-unit structures: $1,394,611
Here:

$1,394,611
State:

$938,396

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,350,902
Here:

$1,350,902
State:

$619,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,134,610
Here:

$1,134,610
State:

$573,773

Mobile homes: $84,135
Here:

$84,135
State:

$121,346

San Francisco,CA index of house prices

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

Houses: 397,566 (360,323 occupied: 131,576 owner occupied, 228,747 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

63%
State:

45%

Housing density: 8,514 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $1,929,300.

Median contract rent in 2017: $1,766 (lower quartile is $582, upper quartile is over $2,000)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $2,422


Median gross rent in San Francisco, CA in 2017: $928

Housing units in San Francisco with a mortgage: 87,803 (2,076 second mortgage, 10,734 home equity loan, 683 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 43,773

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $173,670

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $91,890

Median monthly housing costs: $1,991


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San Francisco, California Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1941

Median year apartment built: 1946

Household type by relationship:

Households: 884,363
  • In family households: 575,318 (91,585 male householders, 79,929 female householders)
    129,524 spouses, 163,617 children (155,962 natural, 3,889 adopted, 3,766 stepchildren), 10,260 grandchildren, 19,372 brothers or sisters, 24,508 parents, 25,486 other relatives, 31,037 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 288,733 (100,439 male householders (65,790 living alone)), 88,370 female householders (65,259 living alone)), 99,924 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 20,312

Size of family households: 78,304 2-persons, 39,657 3-persons, 32,469 4-persons, 11,227 5-persons, 4,642 6-persons, 5,215 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 131,049 1-person, 41,878 2-persons, 9,343 3-persons, 4,702 4-persons, 1,350 5-persons, 296 6-persons, 191 7-or-more-persons.

80,626 married couples with children.
22,698 single-parent households (5,192 men, 17,506 women).

55.7% of residents of San Francisco speak English at home.
11.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
5.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
26.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 314,466 (35.6%)
(63.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.4
State:

4.0

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
  • 2,646no bedroom
  • 12,2231 bedroom
  • 44,1092 bedrooms
  • 43,8143 bedrooms
  • 20,4384 bedrooms
  • 8,3465+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Francisco, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Francisco, California
  • 50,797no bedroom
  • 73,3791 bedroom
  • 66,0172 bedrooms
  • 27,7983 bedrooms
  • 8,1354 bedrooms
  • 2,6215+ 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
  • 13,637no vehicle
  • 55,1371 vehicle
  • 43,3142 vehicles
  • 13,8473 vehicles
  • 4,0814 vehicles
  • 1,5605+ 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
  • 100,520no vehicle
  • 88,5051 vehicle
  • 31,1282 vehicles
  • 6,6493 vehicles
  • 1,5164 vehicles
  • 4295+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Francisco, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Francisco, California
  • 1,8951 room
  • 3,3462 rooms
  • 10,7353 rooms
  • 18,4574 rooms
  • 27,8735 rooms
  • 26,1526 rooms
  • 17,2257 rooms
  • 12,7298 rooms
  • 13,1649+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Francisco, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Francisco, California
  • 41,6241 room
  • 27,4432 rooms
  • 50,5083 rooms
  • 48,8524 rooms
  • 29,9755 rooms
  • 18,2686 rooms
  • 5,9017 rooms
  • 2,4668 rooms
  • 3,7109+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 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 2017
  • 16,435Less than $10,000
  • 28,260$10,000 to $19,999
  • 21,672$20,000 to $29,999
  • 18,282$30,000 to $39,999
  • 14,544$40,000 to $49,999
  • 13,836$50,000 to $59,999
  • 21,396$60,000 to $74,999
  • 31,758$75,000 to $99,999
  • 32,899$100,000 to $124,999
  • 27,599$125,000 to $149,999
  • 41,386$150,000 to $199,999
  • 92,256$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in San Francisco, CA

  • Distribution of house value in San Francisco, CA in 2017
  • 909Less than $10,000
  • 70$10,000 to $14,999
  • 33$15,000 to $19,999
  • 31$20,000 to $24,999
  • 52$25,000 to $29,999
  • 31$30,000 to $34,999
  • 83$35,000 to $39,999
  • 64$40,000 to $49,999
  • 124$50,000 to $59,999
  • 90$60,000 to $69,999
  • 163$70,000 to $79,999
  • 171$80,000 to $89,999
  • 68$90,000 to $99,999
  • 374$100,000 to $124,999
  • 65$125,000 to $149,999
  • 333$150,000 to $174,999
  • 139$175,000 to $199,999
  • 725$200,000 to $249,999
  • 858$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,838$300,000 to $399,999
  • 5,598$400,000 to $499,999
  • 33,167$500,000 to $749,999
  • 40,277$750,000 to $999,999
  • 38,628$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 16,536$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 20,142$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in San Francisco, CA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in San Francisco, CA in 2017
  • 988Less than $100
  • 859$100 to $149
  • 1,242$150 to $199
  • 4,060$200 to $249
  • 6,694$250 to $299
  • 2,952$300 to $349
  • 3,527$350 to $399
  • 3,974$400 to $449
  • 2,110$450 to $499
  • 4,033$500 to $549
  • 2,213$550 to $599
  • 2,338$600 to $649
  • 1,969$650 to $699
  • 3,104$700 to $749
  • 1,857$750 to $799
  • 8,056$800 to $899
  • 7,652$900 to $999
  • 20,002$1,000 to $1,249
  • 15,885$1,250 to $1,499
  • 32,314$1,500 to $1,999
  • 29,953$2,000 to $2,499
  • 28,078$2,500 to $2,999
  • 22,371$3,000 to $3,499
  • 17,115$3,500 or more
  • 5,401No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 77.4%
Number of people working at home: 37,465 (7.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 5,572
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 13,349
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 32,608
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 55,374
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 69,019
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 31,185
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 91,811
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 20,368
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 33,367
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 61,131
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 53,411
  • 90 or more minutes: 18,704
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - San Francisco

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 250,199 (33%)
  • Carpooled: 62,503 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 131,707 (17%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 9,136 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 138,914 (18%)
  • Railroad: 21,145 (3%)
  • Ferryboat: 7,382 (1%)
  • Taxi: 27,090 (4%)
  • Bicycle: 16,803 (2%)
  • Walked: 61,987 (8%)
  • Worked at home: 37,465 (5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.5%Males
  • 3.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 11.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 4.7%Males
  • 11.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 1.9%Males
  • 3.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 3.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • 3.2%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
  • 62,3062010 or later
  • 68,2022000 to 2009
  • 69,5561990 to 1999
  • 86,9491980 to 1989
  • 47,9991970 to 1979
  • 44,393Before 1970
Ancestries in San Francisco, CA

First ancestries reported:

  • Irish: 16,572 (3.1%)
  • European: 15,380 (2.9%)
  • Italian: 11,881 (2.3%)
  • American: 11,763 (2.2%)
  • German: 11,700 (2.2%)
  • English: 7,394 (1.4%)
  • Russian: 7,083 (1.3%)
  • French: 4,433 (0.8%)
  • Eastern European: 3,914 (0.7%)
  • British: 3,791 (0.7%)
  • Polish: 3,111 (0.6%)
  • Ukrainian: 3,071 (0.6%)
  • Iranian: 2,976 (0.6%)
  • Scottish: 2,452 (0.5%)
  • Northern European: 2,130 (0.4%)
  • Armenian: 2,127 (0.4%)
  • Greek: 2,105 (0.4%)
  • Norwegian: 1,576 (0.3%)
  • Swedish: 1,532 (0.3%)
  • African: 1,489 (0.3%)
  • Dutch: 1,448 (0.3%)
  • Portuguese: 1,336 (0.3%)
  • Brazilian: 1,323 (0.3%)
  • Arab: 1,312 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 1,184 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 1,079 (0.2%)
  • Palestinian: 1,028 (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 933 (0.2%)
  • Scandinavian: 858 (0.2%)
  • Turkish: 788 (0.1%)
  • Israeli: 756 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 637 (0.1%)
  • Czech: 634 (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 593 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 568 (0.1%)
  • Swiss: 513 (0.10%)
  • Lithuanian: 507 (0.10%)
  • Nigerian: 500 (0.09%)
  • Ethiopian: 492 (0.09%)
  • Croatian: 485 (0.09%)
  • Lebanese: 475 (0.09%)
  • Egyptian: 463 (0.09%)
  • Welsh: 434 (0.08%)
  • Austrian: 416 (0.08%)
  • Belgian: 343 (0.07%)
  • Bulgarian: 335 (0.06%)
  • Australian: 334 (0.06%)
  • Finnish: 299 (0.06%)
  • South African: 292 (0.06%)
  • Moroccan: 253 (0.05%)
  • Serbian: 251 (0.05%)
  • Jamaican: 240 (0.05%)
  • Slovak: 229 (0.04%)
  • Basque: 226 (0.04%)
  • Yugoslavian: 207 (0.04%)
  • Guyanese: 203 (0.04%)
  • Ugandan: 198 (0.04%)
  • Slovene: 185 (0.04%)
  • Latvian: 185 (0.04%)
  • Afghan: 177 (0.03%)
  • New Zealander: 158 (0.03%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 157 (0.03%)
  • Syrian: 135 (0.03%)
  • Slavic: 132 (0.03%)
  • Kenyan: 127 (0.02%)
  • Iraqi: 122 (0.02%)
  • Celtic: 104 (0.02%)
  • Macedonian: 94 (0.02%)
  • Maltese: 89 (0.02%)
  • Senegalese: 86 (0.02%)
  • Estonian: 84 (0.02%)
  • Haitian: 79 (0.01%)
  • West Indian: 75 (0.01%)
  • Ghanaian: 62 (0.01%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 57 (0.01%)
  • British West Indian: 56 (0.01%)
  • Jordanian: 53 (0.01%)
  • Bahamian: 49 (0.01%)
  • Belizean: 48 (0.01%)
  • Soviet Union: 41 (0.01%)
  • Assyrian: 41 (0.01%)
  • Icelander: 39 (0.01%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 30 (0.01%)
  • Cajun: 29 (0.01%)

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

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
San Francisco:

31.5% (99,172)
California:

6.4% (677,168)

Philippines
San Francisco:

8.1% (25,535)
California:

8.0% (857,414)

Mexico
San Francisco:

7.5% (23,472)
California:

38.5% (4,098,291)

Vietnam
San Francisco:

5.3% (16,708)
California:

4.9% (523,561)

Hong Kong
San Francisco:

4.7% (14,774)
California:

1.0% (106,137)

El Salvador
San Francisco:

3.0% (9,485)
California:

4.1% (431,748)

India
San Francisco:

2.9% (8,968)
California:

4.8% (506,971)

Korea
San Francisco:

2.3% (7,373)
California:

3.1% (327,266)

Taiwan
San Francisco:

2.1% (6,627)
California:

1.7% (185,472)

Nicaragua
San Francisco:

2.0% (6,375)
California:

0.6% (67,677)

Russia
San Francisco:

1.9% (5,970)
California:

0.7% (69,886)

Canada
San Francisco:

1.9% (5,863)
California:

1.2% (131,279)

France
San Francisco:

1.6% (5,088)
California:

0.4% (42,063)

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

  • This state: 343,982
  • Other state: 206,396
  • Northeast: 66,815
  • Midwest: 55,207
  • South: 51,881
  • West: 32,493

85.2% of San Francisco residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33.9% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59.5% lived in California.


San Francisco:

85.2%
State average:

87.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 6,965
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 2,627
  • 5th and 6th grade: 6,455
  • 7th and 8th grade: 4,327
  • 9th grade: 3,948
  • 10th grade: 2,550
  • 11th grade: 2,804
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 6,473
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 44,425
  • Less than 1 year of college: 11,538
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 44,010
  • Associate degree: 15,867
  • Bachelor's degree: 126,563
  • Master's degree: 50,003
  • Professional school degree: 19,728
  • Doctorate degree: 11,207
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 11,841
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 3,349
  • 5th and 6th grade: 9,907
  • 7th and 8th grade: 6,109
  • 9th grade: 3,840
  • 10th grade: 1,818
  • 11th grade: 2,633
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 6,824
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 36,713
  • Less than 1 year of college: 9,452
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 33,982
  • Associate degree: 17,876
  • Bachelor's degree: 120,148
  • Master's degree: 54,118
  • Professional school degree: 16,860
  • Doctorate degree: 7,565
Educational Attainment for Females
San Francisco marital status for males
San Francisco marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 77,896
  • One, attached: 46,419
  • Two: 41,055
  • 3 or 4: 44,542
  • 5 to 9: 38,564
  • 10 to 19: 39,068
  • 20 to 49: 36,074
  • 50 or more: 73,379
  • Mobile homes: 376
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 193

Median worth of mobile homes: $68,794

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 2.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 5.0%

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
  • 75.1%Utility gas
  • 21.5%Electricity
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in San Francisco, CA
  • 51.2%Utility gas
  • 37.6%Electricity
  • 7.4%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13,889
Here:

30.3%
California:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5,747
Here:

23.3%
California:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11,605
Here:

24.5%
California:

15.1%
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