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The City of San Francisco is the 4th largest city in California with a population of 878,294 as of July 1, 2018. San Francisco ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for San Francisco is located at latitude 37.7272 and longitude -123.0322 in San Francisco County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Francisco (see map below) encompass a land area of 46.89 sq. miles and a water area of 185 sq. miles. San Francisco County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 52 feet.
The City of San Francisco (GNIS ID: 2411786) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of San Francisco is located within of San Francisco County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for San Francisco: Frisco, New Albion, Yerba Buena.
|Population in Households||854,759|
|Population in Familes||521,754|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||23,535|
|Median Household Income||$88,121|
|Average Household Income||$130,879|
|Per Capita Income||$57,111|
|Total Housing Units||406,583 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||140,273 (34.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||236,822 (58.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||29,488 ( 7.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$946,335|
|Average Home Value||$1,113,751|
|Average Household Size||2.27|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||3.8%|
|Per Capita Income||3.58%|
The table below compares San Francisco to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 4||100th|
|Population Density||# 8||100th|
|Diversity Index||# 538||65th|
|Median Household Income||# 309||80th|
|Per Capita Income||# 170||89th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.