This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, San Francisco has a similar population density. San Francisco is perfect for those who like the fast paced city environment.
San Francisco, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. San Francisco has a population density of 16,869, with 787,686 current residents.
Out of the 787,686 current residents, 51% are male and 49% are female. 41% of the residents are married and 59% are single.
- 71% Sun
- 20% Rain
- 0% Snow
57°F average temperature
- 65 years Median home age
- $676,660 Median home price
- -7.69% Home appreciation rate
- 5.04% Annual property tax
As for living in San Francisco, the air quality is 57% and the weather, on average, is 71% sunny, 20% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 57°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in San Francisco, you should know that 32.4% of homes are owned while 61.2% of homes are rented, and 6.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $676,660, the median age of homes is 65 years, the annual home appreciation is -7.69% and the annual property tax is 5.04%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)7
When looking at the community of San Francisco, it’s important to determine the crime rate. San Francisco’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in San Francisco is 41 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 84.16% Democratic, 13.66% Republican, and 2.18% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:18
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
81%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
16%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at San Francisco, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.90% of residents are unemployed in San Francisco (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed San Francisco residents: 19.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 28.31% are in the arts and sciences field, 14.4% are in the customer service field, 25.5% are in the sales field, 0.11% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4.2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 7.5% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:18. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 81.05%, 5.62% of residents have an associate’s degree, 28.35% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 16.10% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in San Francisco, you should be aware that the average commute time is 34 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of San Francisco have a few different options. 41% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 31% of commuters use the transit system, and 5% of residents work from home.