Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexSan FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$72,041$31,458$29,829
Median household income$119,136$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$148,838$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$100,715$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$72,640$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$58,106$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.3%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level10.1%15.8%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in San Francisco is 142% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in San Francisco is 115% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in San Francisco is 28% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in San Francisco is 33% lower than the national average

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      $79,416 $119,136 $238,272
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      San Francisco median earnings by income bracket

      San Francisco employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.1%5.1%
      Manufacturing sector6.0%6.0%
      Financial & insurance services6.6%6.6%
      Wholesale & retail services9.8%9.8%
      Public administration3.0%3.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.2%6.2%
      Education, health & social services11.3%11.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Piedmont, CA11,454$250,001351.9%
      Belvedere, CA2,246$247,768347.9%
      Kentfield, CA7,423$233,824322.7%
      Orinda, CA19,461$231,230318.0%
      Ross, CA2,453$220,714299.0%
      San Francisco, CA874,784$119,136115.4%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Charlotte, NC873,570$65,35918.1%
      Indianapolis, IN869,387$50,8138.2%
      Columbus, OH889,079$54,9020.8%
      Fort Worth, TX892,221$64,56716.7%
      Jacksonville, FL902,488$55,5310.4%
      San Francisco, CA874,784$119,136115.4%
      Source: The San Francisco, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).