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San Francisco Population 2024

San Francisco is the largest city of California state of United States, abbreviated as SF, or San Fran and is the cultural and commercial center of Northern California. San Francisco population in 2022 is estimated to be 824,464, Its area is 46.9 square miles (121 square kilometers) at the elevation of 51 feet. San Francisco is the 15th most populous city and is located on the West Coast of the United States, and the fourth populous in California state. San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, The city is named after Mission San Francisco de Asis a la Laguna de los Dolores, which commemorates St. Francis of Assisi. Silicon Valley grew up in the area between San Jose and San Francisco, and is a region in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, a global center for innovation and internet technologies. San Francisco became a hot spot for companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter to base their offices. Bangalore is widely regarded as the Silicon Valley of India as nearly 40% of the India's IT industry is located here. San Francisco is as popular for its restaurants and for its Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars. San Francisco city is widely considered around the globe for new technology startups.

Below is the San Francisco population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *815,200-6.724
2022 *821,4050.71
2023 *824,1140.31
2024 *824,4640.04
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

San Francisco Population Ranking & Density

According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, San Francisco population in 2020 is estimated to be 873,965, It is fifteenth largest city in the United States by rank, According to 2018 U.S Census estimates 51.1% are Male population, 48.9% are Female population, Sex ratio is 104.3 males per 100 females. Total 450,985 are Male, 432,320 are Female, out of these 39,618 are under 5 years, 118,684 are under 18 years, 1764,621 are 18 years and over, 138,128 are 65 years and over. San Francisco population in 2022 is estimated to be 822,366, population in 2022 is estimated to be 821,405, and in 2021 is estimated to be 815,200.

San Francisco Language demographics

Languages spoken at home are 497,250 speak only English, 85,225 Spanish, 7,208 French (incl. Cajun), 84 Haitian, 2,952 Italian, 2,207 Portuguese, 3,645 German, 642 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages, 1,041 Greek, 8,599 Russian, 169 Polish, 668 Serbo-Croatian, 658 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages, 506 Armenian, 1,945 Persian (incl. Farsi, Dari).

Asian Indian languages include 6064 speak Hindi, 1273 Urdu, 412 Punjabi, 930 Gujarati, 1,651 Bengali, 1,410 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages, 2774 Other Indo-European languages, 841 Telugu, 1,384 Tamil, 1,009 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages.

People from East Asia languages include 151,952 speak Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), 5574 Japanese, 5,693 Korean, 504 Hmong, 22471 Tagalog (incl. Filipino), 10,302 Vietnamese, 1087 Khmer, 1,727 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages and 1,808 speak other languages of Asia.

2,929 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 4,674 Arabic, 1,905 Hebrew, 562 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 383 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 178 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa and 1391 speak other and unspecified languages.

San Francisco Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of San Francisco by age is 881,549, out of these 447,416 are male, 434,133 are female, The sex ratio of San Francisco is 103. The median age of the SF population is 38.2, San Francisco population by age are, under 18 years is 118,246, 16 years and over is 774,619, 18 years and over is 763,303, 21 years and over is 741,990, 65 years and over is 169365. 50.8% are male, 49.2% are female, 13.4% are under 18 years old, 87.9% are 16 years and over, 86.6% are 18 years and over, 84.2% are 21 years and over, 16.0% are 65 years and over. There are total 406,399 housing units, The voting population of San Francisco are 662,741, out of these 333,038 are male voters, 329,703 are female voters, 50.3% are male,49.7% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -539,0884.4%
5 - 931,7593.6%
10 - 1430,5753.5%
15 - 1930,8723.5%
20 - 2447,9765.4%
25 - 34204,06123.1%
35 - 44141,92716.1%
45 - 54112,97712.8%
55 - 5951,6985.9%
60 - 6449,1525.6%
65 - 7479,5479.0%
75 - 8441,4884.7%
85 and over20,4292.3%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

San Francisco Population by Race

According to 2019 population of San Francisco by race are:

White Population

White population in San Francisco, California are 398,662, percentage wise 45.2 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in San Francisco, California are 48,225, percentage wise 5.5 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in San Francisco, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in San Francisco are 307,649, percentage wise 34.9 percent are asians, out of these 25,133 are Asian Indians, 183,812 are Chinese, 32,733 are Filipinos, 10,178 are Japanese, 10,755 are Korean, 18,738 are Vietnamese and 26,300 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in San Francisco, California are 134,309. Percentage wise 15.2 percent are hispanics, out of these 66,296 are Mexican people, 4,886 are Puerto Ricans, 2,858 are Cubans, and 60,269 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race881,549Percent
Black or African American48,2255.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,5680.4%
Asian Population307,64934.9%
Asian Indian25,1332.9%
Other Asian Population26,300
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3,7850.4%
Native Hawaiian2020.0%
Guamanian or Chamorro9430.1%
Hispanic or Latino134,30915.2%
Puerto Rican4,8860.6%
Other Hispanic or Latino60,269
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total San Francisco native population is 584,580, out of these 350,200 born in the California state and 214,330 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 296,969, out of these 191,991 are Naturalised US citizen, 20,219 are in Europe, 139,925 in Asia, 3,559 in Africa, 24,748 in Latin America and 2,248 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in San Francisco are 104,978, out of these 17,931 are from Europe, 54,185 are from Asia, 2,233 from Africa, 26,467 are from Latin America and 2,619 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence350,200
Born in other state in the United States214,330
Born outside the United States20,050
Puerto Rico1,281
U.S. Island Areas1,433
Born abroad of American parent(s)17,336
Foreign born
Born outside of United States296,969
Naturalized U.S. citizen191,991
Latin America24,748
Northern America2,248
Not a U.S. citizen104,978
Latin America26,467
Northern America2,619
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

San Francisco History

According to San Francisco history, The first inhabitants of the San Francisco area arrived around 3000 B.C. By the 16th century, when the first Europeans sailed along California coast, the area was inhabited by the Yelamu tribe. San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when settlers from Spain established Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission San Francisco de Asís a few miles away, both named for St. Francis of Assisi. Originally a Spanish mission and pueblo, In 1821, Mexico won its independence from Spain, declining of the mission era. San Francisco was part of Mexico until the Mexican-American War, it was later conquered by the U.S in 1846 and by an invading army of prospectors following the year 1848 discovery of gold. The Gold Rush made San Francisco city a cosmopolitan metropolis with a frontier edge. The first gold was found at the California foothills of Sutter's Fort in January 1848. Within months, San Francisco which was renamed from Yerba Buena in 1847, The first mayor changed the town's name to San Francisco Its 469 residents including Ohlone Indians, Spanish Californians, Hawaiians, Europeans and South Americans. With in months, by 1849 the city's population increased from 1,000 to 25,000, San Francisco's harbor was occupied with abandoned ships, where ship crew had deserted the vessels to head for the gold fields for days. With demand to build the city up, the ships were torn apart and repurposed for homes and businesses. Levi Strauss invented denim jeans in San Francisco for the Gold Rush miners who needed durable yet comfortable clothing. The San Francisco city was lawless and wild, its district full of prostitution and gambling. By 1860 the population reached 56,802 and by increased to around 3 times by 1870 to 149,473. The United Nations Charter was drafted and ratified in San Francisco in 1945. The United States first Chinese immigrants came to San Francisco in 1848.

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