San Francisco, California Census Data & Community Profile

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San Francisco GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in San Francisco, CA
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in San Francisco, CA was 776,733.

San Francisco Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in San Francisco was 394,828, which represents 50.8 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in San Francisco, CA
There are an estimated 133,397 married men in the town. 38.5 percent of men over 15 years old in San Francisco are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in San Francisco is 381,905 which is 49.2 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in San Francisco, California
There are an estimated 130,619 married women in the community. 38.8 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in San Francisco, CA
The median age of people living in San Francisco, CA was 36.5 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in San Francisco was 31,633. There were 663,931 people above the age of 18, which represents 85.5 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 13.7 percent of the population (106,111) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in San Francisco, CA
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in San Francisco, CA was 743,478.

White Population in San Francisco, CA
The estimated White population in the San Francisco community is 385,728, which is 49.7 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in San Francisco, California
The estimated Black/African American population is 60,515, which is 7.8 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in San Francisco, CA
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in San Francisco, CA was 3,458.

Asian Population in San Francisco, California
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 239,565.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in San Francisco, CA
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in San Francisco was an estimated 3,844.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 50,368, while those of “two or more races” was 33,255 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the San Francisco community was 109,504, or 14.1 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in San Francisco, CA
The household population number in San Francisco was 756,976.

Group Quarters Population in San Francisco, CA
Group Quarters population in the community was 19,757.

Average Household Size in San Francisco, CA
The average household size in San Francisco is 2.3 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 3.22 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in San Francisco, CA
At the time of the last census survey, there were 346,527 total housing units in San Francisco.

The number of occupied housing units was 329,700, or 95.1 of the total units in town. Of these, 115,391 were owner-occupied (35), and 214,309 were renter-occupied (65, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 16,827 vacant homes in San Francisco at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in San Francisco, California
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 79,545, with a median value in dollars of 396,400.

Monthly Owner Costs in San Francisco, CA
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $1,886 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in San Francisco, average costs per month were $316 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 483,740 people in the community had a high school degree, or 81.2 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in San Francisco, California
267,992 people in San Francisco also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 45 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in San Francisco, CA
The number of Civilian Veterans in San Francisco was 46,345, or 7 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in San Francisco, CA
In 2000, there were 150,131 people in San Francisco, CA listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in San Francisco, CA
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 341,079 people in San Francisco who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 45.7 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in San Francisco, California
There were 448,669 in the labor force in San Francisco at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 66.3 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in San Francisco was 30.7 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in San Francisco, CA
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $55,221. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in San Francisco, CA
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $63,545. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in San Francisco, California
Per capita income in San Francisco in the last full census was 34,556. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in San Francisco numbered 11,515, or 7.8 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in San Francisco, CA
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 86,585, or 11.3 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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