South San Francisco, California Population 2022

66,599
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South San Francisco is a city located in San Mateo County California. With a 2020 population of 66,599, it is the 141st largest city in California and the 622nd largest city in the United States. South San Francisco is currently growing at a rate of 0.37% annually but its population has decreased by -0.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 66,878 in 2020. Spanning over 30 miles, South San Francisco has a population density of 7,219 people per square mile.

The average household income in South San Francisco is $129,305 with a poverty rate of 6.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,279 per month, and the median house value is $911,000. The median age in South San Francisco is 40.4 years, 39.1 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

South San Francisco Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South San Franciscowas:

  • Asian: 41.21%
  • White: 34.67%
  • Other race: 13.66%
  • Two or more races: 7.29%
  • Black or African American: 1.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.89%
  • Native American: 0.51%
The current population of South San Francisco, California is 66,599 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 66,878.

South San Francisco, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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South San Francisco Population by Race

South San Francisco Population Pyramid 2022

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South San Francisco Median Age

40.9


Total

40


Male

42.4


Female

South San Francisco Adults

There are 54,955 adults, (10,922 of whom are seniors) in South San Francisco.

South San Francisco Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Child Dependency Ratio

South San Francisco Sex Ratio

Female

33,565

50.19%

Male

33,313

49.81%

South San Francisco Population by Age

South San Francisco Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South San Francisco Household Types

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

South San Francisco Households and Families

3.48

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

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South San Francisco Households by Type

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South San Francisco Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South San Francisco Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.26%.

South San Francisco Educational Attainment by Race

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$52,507

Average Earnings

$55,861

Average Male

$47,719

Average Female

South San Francisco Earnings by Educational Attainment

South San Francisco Language by Age

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South San Francisco Language

46.16% of South San Francisco residents speak only English, while 53.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 26.82% of the population.

South San Francisco Language

South San Francisco Poverty by Race

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6.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.30%

Male Poverty Rate

8.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South San Francisco

The race most likely to be in poverty in South San Francisco is Native, with 22.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South San Francisco is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.68%.

South San Francisco Poverty

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South San Francisco Poverty Rate by Education

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South San Francisco Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South San Francisco Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

South San Francisco Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

South San Francisco Married by Age and Sex

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South San Francisco Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

South San Francisco Marital Status by Race

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South San Francisco Marital Status

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2,275

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

South San Francisco Veterans by War

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South San Francisco Veterans by Age

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South San Francisco Veterans by Race

South San Francisco Veterans by Education

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2.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

South San Francisco Veterans by Education

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68.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.9%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

South San Francisco Employment by Age

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South San Francisco Employment by Race

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South San Francisco Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.52%

Born in South San Francisco

61.25%

Native Born

38.75%

Foreign Born

10.73%

Non Citizen

28.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

61.25% of South San Francisco residents were born in the United States, with 50.52% having been born in California. 10.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

South San Francisco Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

South San Francisco Population by Year