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San Francisco, California (CA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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10.0% of San Francisco, CA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 33.6% less than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of California. Taking into account residents not living in families, 13.7% of high school graduates and 39.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 16.2% among disabled males and 16.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 83.9%. For comparison, it was 62.8% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in San Francisco, CA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
San Francisco:

10.0%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
San Francisco:

4.5%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
San Francisco:

16.2%
California:

16.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 18.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
San Francisco:

29.9%
California:

24.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
San Francisco:

16.1%
California:

18.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 19.8% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
San Francisco:

28.5%
California:

24.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

83.9%
Residents above poverty level:

62.8%

Poverty by age in San Francisco, CA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in San Francisco
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in San Francisco,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 10.5%Under 5 years
  • 10.4%5 years
  • 10.0%6 to 11 years
  • 10.7%12 to 14 years
  • 5.1%15 years
  • 22.7%16 and 17 years
  • 23.3%18 to 24 years
  • 5.5%25 to 34 years
  • 5.8%35 to 44 years
  • 7.7%45 to 54 years
  • 10.2%55 to 64 years
  • 9.6%65 to 74 years
  • 10.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in San Francisco
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in San Francisco,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 8.5%Under 5 years
  • 13.4%5 years
  • 11.9%6 to 11 years
  • 10.4%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 22.4%16 and 17 years
  • 21.5%18 to 24 years
  • 7.7%25 to 34 years
  • 7.4%35 to 44 years
  • 10.5%45 to 54 years
  • 9.1%55 to 64 years
  • 12.9%65 to 74 years
  • 20.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in San Francisco, CA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in San Francisco,CA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 5.6%Under 5 years
  • 6.0%5 years
  • 6.5%6 to 11 years
  • 5.9%12 to 14 years
  • 8.4%15 years
  • 9.5%16 and 17 years
  • 13.9%18 to 24 years
  • 5.5%25 to 34 years
  • 5.0%35 to 44 years
  • 4.3%45 to 54 years
  • 5.1%55 to 64 years
  • 3.5%65 to 74 years
  • 4.5%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in San Francisco, CA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in San Francisco, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in San Francisco, CA (%)
  • 7.3%White
  • 30.1%Black
  • 12.3%American Indian
  • 9.2%Asian
  • 17.9%Native Hawaiian
  • 13.2%Other race
  • 8.2%2+ races
  • 12.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in San Francisco, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in San Francisco, CA (absolute numbers)
  • 25,640White
  • 13,213Black
  • 433American Indian
  • 27,753Asian
  • 568Native Hawaiian
  • 9,229Other race
  • 4,0612+ races
  • 16,818Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 9.6%Below poverty level
  • 90.4%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 10.5%Below poverty level
  • 89.5%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in San Francisco, CA

Children below poverty level:
San Francisco, California:

10.8%
State:

17.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
San Francisco:

13.7%
California:

18.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
San Francisco:

39.7%
California:

43.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 42.2%Married-couple family
  • 9.6%Male, no wife present
  • 48.2%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in San Francisco not in families by work experience
  • 3.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 33.2%Worked part-time
  • 63.8%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.6%Both worked full-time
  • 3.7%One full-time, other part-time
  • 11.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 9.6%Both worked part-time
  • 29.7%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 45.2%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.7%1999 to 2000
  • 1.5%1995 to 1998
  • 1.5%1990 to 1994
  • 4.3%1980 to 1989
  • 3.3%1970 to 1979
  • 4.9%1960 to 1969
  • 14.9%1950 to 1959
  • 16.6%1940 to 1949
  • 52.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 2.1%1995 to 1998
  • 2.2%1990 to 1994
  • 4.8%1980 to 1989
  • 4.4%1970 to 1979
  • 6.1%1960 to 1969
  • 10.6%1950 to 1959
  • 16.1%1940 to 1949
  • 53.2%1939 or earlier
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