Most Expensive San Francisco Neighborhoods
San Francisco is a very large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 864,816 people and 198 constituent neighborhoods, San Francisco is the fourth largest community in California. San Francisco has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
San Francisco home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but San Francisco real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
San Francisco is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, San Francisco is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Francisco who work in management occupations (13.13%), office and administrative support (10.59%) and sales jobs (10.58%).
Also of interest is that San Francisco has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, San Francisco is also a city of artists. San Francisco has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape San Francisco’s character.
San Francisco is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although San Francisco is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
One of the nice things about San Francisco is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in San Francisco is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In San Francisco, the average commute to work is 32.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of San Francisco’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
San Francisco is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but San Francisco really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, San Francisco citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in San Francisco ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in San Francisco a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in San Francisco. 52.92% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in San Francisco in 2010 was $49,986, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,944 for a family of four. However, San Francisco contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
San Francisco is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Francisco home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Francisco residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. San Francisco also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.26% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Francisco include German, Irish, English, Italian, Russian and European.
San Francisco also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.52%.
The languages spoken by people in San Francisco are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in San Francisco is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish and Tagalog.
|SAN FRANCISCO INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||348,832|
|SAN FRANCISCO HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||35.74%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||64.26%|
|TYPE OF SAN FRANCISCO HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||19.20%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||12.78%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||21.59%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||46.21%|
|SIZE OF SAN FRANCISCO HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.63%|
|AGE OF SAN FRANCISCO HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||7.39%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||16.54%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||27.66%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||48.40%|
|SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,113,056|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,958|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $75,000||1.34%|
|$75,001 - $149,000||0.98%|
|$149,001 - $299,000||1.33%|
|$299,001 - $448,000||2.42%|
|$448,001 - $598,000||4.04%|
|$598,001 - $747,000||7.34%|
|$747,001 - $1,121,000||30.98%|
|$1,121,001 - $1,495,000||25.21%|
|PEOPLE OF SAN FRANCISCO||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.52%|
|5 TO 17||8.90%|
|18 TO 24||8.51%|
|25 TO 34||21.82%|
|35 TO 54||30.07%|
|55 TO 64||12.19%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.00%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||86.67%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$78,378|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$49,986|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||13.28%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (17.71%)
Information Technology (5.08%)
Public Service (3.55%)
Real estate (2.45%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||5.74%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.38%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.43%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||5.98%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||4.43%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||15.26%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (8.01%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (55.44%)
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