San Francisco demographics profile

StatisticSan FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)18,12823291
Median age38.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1835%46%43%
Speak English56%56%79%
Speak Spanish11%29%13%
San Francisco, CA has a population of 850,282 and is the 13th largest city in the United States. The population density is 18,128 per sq mi which is 7700% higher than the California average and 19908% higher than the national average. The median age in San Francisco is 38 which is approximately 7% higher than the California average of 36. In San Francisco, 45% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 56% speak English and 11% speak Spanish. 39% of San Francisco residents were born in California, 24% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 35% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in San Francisco is 7700% higher than California.
  • The median age in San Francisco is 7% higher than California.
  • In San Francisco 48.14% of the population is White.
  • In San Francisco 5.36% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In San Francisco 33.85% of the population is Asian.

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San Francisco population breakdown by race

RaceSan FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Black or African American5.36%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.34%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.37%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race4.90%4.62%3.06%
Other race7.02%13.28%4.75%
In San Francisco, 15.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The San Francisco, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).