Living in San Francisco, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

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Above National Average

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Higher Than The National Average

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Map Of San Francisco, CA

Population over time in San Francisco

Year Population % Change
2017 870,044 0.7%
2016 864,263 1.6%
2015 850,282 1.1%
2014 840,763 1.4%
2013 829,072 1.4%
2012 817,501 1.2%
2011 807,755 1.2%
2010 797,983 1.1%
2009 789,172 -
Crime/100k San Francisco CA USA
Violent Crime 690.9 447.4 368.9
Murder 5.2 4.4 5.0
Robbery 355.9 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 290.0 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 5534.1 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 598.5 416.2 376.0
Larceny 4461.5 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 474.2 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in San Francisco

40.6% (353,670)
African American
5.0% (43,619)
American Indian
0.2% (1,363)
33.9% (294,846)
0.3% (2,694)
0.5% (4,163)
Two Or More
4.3% (37,038)
15.2% (132,651)
Race San Francisco CA USA
White 40.6% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 5.0% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 33.9% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.3% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 15.2% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For San Francisco, California

Less than $10,000
5.2% (4,507,296)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.2% (4,492,057)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.2% (5,430,381)
$25,000 to $34,999
5.1% (4,476,817)
$35,000 to $49,999
6.6% (5,782,102)
$50,000 to $74,999
10.5% (9,172,795)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.4% (8,136,743)
$100,000 to $149,999
16.3% (14,154,939)
$150,000 to $199,999
11.3% (9,865,834)
$200,000 or more
24.1% (20,985,430)
Income San Francisco CA USA
Less than $10,000 5.2% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.2% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.2% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 5.1% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 6.6% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 10.5% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.4% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 16.3% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 11.3% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 24.1% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in San Francisco

49.0% (426,074)
51.0% (443,969)
Gender San Francisco CA USA
Female 49.0% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 51.0% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in San Francisco for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
8.0% (69,603)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (34,801)
High School / GED
12.0% (104,405)
Some College
14.0% (121,806)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (43,502)
Bachelor's Degree
34.0% (295,814)
Master's Degree
15.0% (130,506)
Professional Degree
5.0% (43,502)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (26,101)
Education San Francisco CA USA
< 9th Grade 8.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 12.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 14.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 34.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 15.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 5.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 2.0% 1.0%

16 Reviews & Comments About San Francisco

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Samus Aran

What about San Francisco- I was born and raised in SF, and I can tell you that this place is super s****y. As time passes by, we see more and more unfair BS in this city. At the edge of SF, the rich people wanted to build a wall along the shore. Didn't matter that they would block a spectacular view that's enjoyed by residents and tourists.

-About 1 year ago, the news reported the high price of one dilapidated SF SHACK. This thing was originally built as a shelter for people who lost their home during the 1906 earthquake. This same shack was being sold for about $750,000. Don't think that this high price will stop people from buying it-I've seen tiny 'houses' bought for $2 Million in SF.

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There is so much to do in San Francisco. Highlights are going to Alcatraz on the ferry boat and taking the tour that's on headphones. You listen to the experiences had by both inmates and the officers. The trolley rides are fun. Food is great.

My favorite part of San Francisco was the free Alfred Hitchcock tour. The tour guide was kind and extremely knowledgable about Hitchcock films. Vertigo was the main topic, as most of it is filmed in San Francisco. There was also a scene filmed there for Family Plot and some for The Birds. The tour begins in a park at the top of a hill, but you make your way down hills instead of up for the rest of the tour. Very fun. You're able to donate at the end.

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Lots of things to do in San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge is a world-famous landmark, and the Golden Gate Park has tons of museums and activities. The city is condensed, but very walkable and has good public transportation. I was mainly in downtown visiting buildings and museums. I also went to Pier 38, Fisherman's Wharf, and other areas.

There is lots of good food. Golden Gate Bridge is a must see. The city has surprisingly good public transportation for California.

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The city is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The ocean views are magnificent, the restaurants are also some of the worlds finest. The negative aspects are the price of real estate and cost of living.

I love Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, The Cliff Hose Restaurant.

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I went to San Francisco about a year ago during the spring. I was sick the entire time but managed to visit a couple places like fisherman's wharf and the golden gate bridge. Both locations were beautiful and worth visiting.

Despite it being spring, the weather was rather cold and rained on multiple occasions, this was a plus for me and made the experience even more enjoyable.

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The crime for that the not see that the place and that hear the news and issuse. so there are many crime to days. The people for good and that the situation for changing with the bad man

San Francisco for good place and that the favorite place

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You can do anything and everything you want and it offers something for everyone.

Taking a cruise on the Bay is great but seeing so many homeless people is bad.

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I have lived in San Francisco for 7+ years and have loved it. Pros: beautiful city with so many different cultures merged into one place. Food is great, people are friendly and public transportation is reliable. Cons: Outrageous rent, increase in crime, and noticed more and more litter on the streets.

Favorite places include Golden Gate Park, Dolores Park, San Tungs for the wings, and Philz Coffee. Be careful to never leave valuables in the car!

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I have a love/hate relationship with San Francisco. This city is filled with possibilities and fortune but it's also a place where a lot of people become hopeless and homeless.

The things that stand out the most is the homeless crisis. How do we help the ones that want help- How do we accurately help the ones that want to start a new life and better themselves-

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San Francisco is my favorite place to live. I grew up here and was raised there. It has a lot of great food and great places to visit as a tourist. It's a melting pot of all types of races and especially being Asian, I can relate to other people.

The good is that they have lots of things to do. It doesn't matter what day of the week it is, there's always something to do. The bad is that it's very expensive to live there, and the homeless is a huge problem.

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I have always loved visiting San Francisco. I love going to Alcatraz and Fisherman's Wharf. The food is amazing and there is so much to see and do. From the Golden Gate Bridge to visiting the ocean at Seal Rock. It is also really easy to get around with public transportation. I have never run into any crime issues when i was there.

My favorite places are the Museum of Modern Art and Golden Gate Park. There are tons of music and art shows to choose from. I would highly recommend public transportation, like the BART system to get around. The city traffic can be horrendous if driving in a car.

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I live here now and I like that it has what I call "flavor". I grew up in a small suburban very safe small town. It was ranked "Best small town to raise a family in CA" once in some random magazine. I like that San Francisco has character, lots of activities to do, and it is a beautiful city just to live in. I also live in the Inner Sunset neighborhood near the golden gate park and do not experience seeing lots of homeless people around me so thats probably why I feel favorably about how SF feels.

One of my favorite places is Lands end and golden gate park. There are always activities going on in the park and it is just really nice to be able to access such a beautiful place easily by bike. I like that there are large concerts in golden gate park, night life experiences at the museums in the park, and large open spaces for family gatherings.

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I believe that San Francisco, CA is an awesome place to live! There is never a shortage of things to do, from shopping in China Town to taking a ride down the crookest street in America on the Trolley, it truly is a fun place to be. There are so many different people and cultures in the city that you truly get to learn and appreciate this divers city.

What stands out are the people and the care free attitude of the city. You learn to appreciate all types of people and the cuisines that they offer. I love China town and the food is like no other.

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In San francisco, my school,colleges are my best days of life.those moments are my unforgettable moments.i have been spending my life with joy.

my good things are school and college days.i felt happy to share my feelings.

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I felt happy to stay San Francisco, Good surroundings,people like to enjoy and helpful to us

I like to go golden bridge, Coit tower

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weather is pretty good, crime is high

downtown is a gigantic urinal, homeless all over, crime through the roof, great scenery but overall a filthy place

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