Information About San Francisco

The total estimated population is 776,733. Density is very high at 15,563 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 385,728; Asian: 239,565; Black: 60,515; Two or More Races: 33,255; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 3,844; American Indian: 3,458; Other Race: 50,368; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 109,504 (14%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 667,229 (86%)

There are 285,541 foreign born residents, of which 57.2% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: China (not including Hong Kong or Taiwan): 75,219; Philippines: 31,456; Mexico: 22,916; Hong Kong: 17,149; Vietnam: 16,116; El Salvador: 14,242; Nicaragua: 7,495; U.S. Born: This State: 268,519; Northeast: 68,365; Midwest: 58,532; South: 53,952; West: 29,443;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in San Francisco Most Common US Birthplaces in San Francisco

The sex distribution is 51% male and 49% female. The median age is 36 years.

Age Distribution

There are 40,269 married couples with children and 14,438 single-parent households (3,154 men, 11,284 women).

The median household income is $55,734 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; California: $47,493; San Francisco: $55,734;

11% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; California: 14%; San Francisco: 11%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 303,116; Government: 50,121; Self-employed: 37,070; Unpaid family work: 1,094; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 206,804; Professional and related: 121,295; Sales and office: 109,316; Management, business, and financial operations: 85,509; Office and administrative support: 61,496; Service: 61,364;

Work Types in San Francisco Common Occupations in San Francisco

The average commute time is 32 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 169,508; Public transportation: 130,311; Car or truck (carpooled): 45,152; Walked: 39,192; Worked at home: 19,376; Bicycle: 8,302; Motorcycle: 3,951;

Transportation to work methods in San Francisco

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in San Francisco.

There are 346,527 housing units, of which 111,405 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 115,315; Renter: 214,385; Vacant: 16,827; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 78,913; Not Mortgaged: 36,402;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in San Francisco

The median single family home value is $498,263.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; California: $1,478; San Francisco: $1,990;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; California: $677; San Francisco: $956;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 4.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 172,804; 1940 to 1949: 45,896; 1950 to 1959: 39,673; 1960 to 1969: 32,674; 1970 to 1979: 24,270; 1980 to 1989: 17,024; 1990 to 1994: 6,935; 1995 to 1998: 5,564; 1999 to March 2000: 1,687;

2.3% of homes lack plumbing and 1.7% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 222,055; Electricity: 88,932; No Fuel: 7,660; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 4,865;

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