San Francisco County, California Population 2020

San Francisco County, California's estimated population is 879,166 with a growth rate of 0.73% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. San Francisco County, California is the 12th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018883,3054,1390.47%
2017879,1666,3710.73%
2016872,7958,9591.04%
2015863,83612,7201.49%
2014851,11611,2751.34%
2013839,84110,8141.30%
2012829,02713,3501.64%
2011815,67710,1271.26%
2010805,55081,59111.27%
1990723,95944,9856.63%
1980678,974-36,700-5.13%
1970715,674-24,642-3.33%
1960740,316-35,041-4.52%
1950775,357140,82122.19%
1940634,5361420.02%
1930634,394127,71825.21%
1920506,67689,76421.53%
1910416,91274,13021.63%
1900342,78243,78514.64%
1890298,99765,03827.80%
1880233,95984,48656.52%
1870149,47392,671163.15%
186056,8020.00%

How Many People Live in San Francisco County, California?

879,166

San Francisco County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White406,53846.73%
Asian297,66734.21%
Some Other Race67,4247.75%
Two or More Races47,3565.44%
Black or African American45,4025.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,9110.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,7460.32%

San Francisco County, California Population Pyramid 2020

San Francisco County, California Median Age

38.2


Total

37.9


Male

38.5


Female

San Francisco County, California Adults

There are 753,147 adults, (131,438 of whom are seniors) in San Francisco County, California.

San Francisco County, California Age Dependency

39.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Child Dependency Ratio

San Francisco County, California Sex Ratio

Female

426,074

48.97%

Male

443,970

51.03%

San Francisco County, California Households and Families

San Francisco County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

San Francisco County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married55.6%44.4%
Male46.7%53.3%
Female43.2%56.8%
All37.6%62.4%
Non Family23.6%76.4%

37.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All359,6732.3637.6
Non Family187,4831.5323.6
Married130,0063.2155.6
Female28,7863.4943.2
Male13,3983.3946.7

3.12

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

San Francisco County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade48,7087.06%
9th to 12th Grade30,7004.45%
High School Graduate84,63012.27%
Some College95,23913.81%
Associates Degree36,2705.26%
Bachelors Degree236,59334.31%
Graduate Degree157,41122.83%

San Francisco County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White300,193294,935229,348
Asian240,148190,420109,784
Hispanic92,59772,85031,202
Other Race45,85233,75710,760
Black33,94430,2209,692
Multiple Races25,40124,14015,619
Native American2,1531,855552
Islander1,8991,729553

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 76.40%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$63,527$69,591$57,217
Less Than High School$22,965$26,426$19,995
High School Grad$30,635$32,131$27,467
Some College$41,626$46,555$37,428
Bachelors Degree$79,792$90,196$71,421
Graduate Degree$102,741$121,873$87,567

$63,527

Average Earnings

$69,591

Average Male

$57,217

Average Female

San Francisco County, California Language

San Francisco County, California Language by Age

San Francisco County, California Language

56.92% of San Francisco County, California residents speak only English, while 43.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 25.32% of the population.

San Francisco County, California Poverty

San Francisco County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian294,39931,40310.67%
White348,81926,0947.48%
Hispanic129,28517,51013.54%
Black44,00013,46030.59%
Other65,6829,66414.71%
Multiple46,2955,07010.95%
Islander2,85255319.39%
Native2,71629210.75%

10.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.09%

Male Poverty Rate

11.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Francisco County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Francisco County, California is Black, with 30.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Francisco County, California is White, with 7.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.41%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.98%
High School14.80%
Some College12.24%
Bachelors or Greater5.30%

San Francisco County, California Income

San Francisco County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$104,552$149,265
Families$122,900$176,150
Married Families$147,724$202,479
Non Families$83,611$120,171

San Francisco County, California Marital Status

San Francisco County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

San Francisco County, California Married by Age and Sex

San Francisco County, California 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.

San Francisco County, California Marital Status by Race

San Francisco County, California Veterans

24,038

Number of Veterans

22,364

Male Veterans

1,674

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,037
First Gulf War3,715
Second Gulf War3,708
Korea2,519
World War II1,655
Name Veterans % of Total
White14,3853.96%
Asian4,2311.61%
Black3,4539.04%
Hispanic2,3462.23%
2 or More8662.85%
Other8571.61%
Hawaiian1285.39%
Indian1184.99%

$San Francisco County, California Veterans by Education

10.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Francisco County, California Employment Status

70.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.4%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

San Francisco County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

39.51%

Born in California

65.56%

Native Born

34.44%

Foreign Born

12.84%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

65.56% of San Francisco County, California residents were born in the United States, with 39.51% having been born in California. 12.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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