Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    4,292,964
  • Population Density
    1,253 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    3,426 sq.mi.
  • Primary City
    San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco metro area is centered in California and has 4,292,964 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and high income levels.

Cities

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 San Francisco 797,983
3.33 Oakland 389,397
4.33 Fremont 211,748
3.33 Hayward 142,936
3.00 Concord 121,989
4.33 Berkeley 111,008
2.66 Richmond 103,161
3.00 Antioch 101,118
3.66 Daly City 100,556
4.33 San Mateo 95,957
3.33 San Leandro 83,877
4.00 Livermore 79,710
4.00 Redwood City 76,031
4.33 Alameda 73,239
4.33 San Ramon 69,241
4.33 Pleasanton 69,220
4.00 Union City 68,830
4.00 Walnut Creek 64,168
4.00 South San Francisco 62,822
2.66 Pittsburg 62,528
3.33 Castro Valley 60,882
3.66 San Rafael 57,374
4.00 Novato 51,206
3.66 Brentwood 48,582
4.33 Dublin 44,171

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Alameda County 1,494,876
4.00 Contra Costa County 1,037,817
4.33 San Francisco County 797,983
4.33 San Mateo County 711,622
4.33 Marin County 250,666

Nearby Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 San Jose Metro Area 1,817,627
3.00 Sacramento Metro Area 2,130,801
2.66 Los Angeles Metro Area 12,777,695
1.66 San Bernardino Metro Area 4,178,296
3.66 San Diego Metro Area 3,060,849

Comparable Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 San Jose Metro Area 1,817,627
3.66 Seattle Metro Area 3,404,443
2.66 Los Angeles Metro Area 12,777,695
3.33 New York City Metro Area 18,796,078
3.00 Chicago Metro Area 9,425,706

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Piedmont City Unified School District 6
4.33 Palo Alto Unified School District 19
Brisbane Elementary School District 3
4.33 Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District 3
4.33 Acalanes Union High School District 5
Sausalito Marin City School District 3
4.33 Tamalpais Union High School District 6
4.33 Fremont Union High School District 6
Jefferson Elementary School District (Tracy) 4
4.33 Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District 3
4.33 Pleasanton Unified School District 15
Two Rock Union School District 1
Millbrae Elementary School District 5
4.33 San Ramon Valley Unified School District 35
4.33 San Mateo Union High School District 7
Bolinas-Stinson Union School District 1
4.00 Albany City Unified School District 6
Old Adobe Union School District 4
Mountain View Whisman School District 11
4.00 Berkeley Unified School District 19
4.00 Sequoia Union High School District 8
Bayshore Elementary School District 3
4.00 Dublin Unified School District 10
4.00 Fremont Unified School District 41
Sunol Glen Unified School District 1

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Hogan High School Public 6-12 Middle, High
4.33 Piedmont Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Beach Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Wildwood Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Havens Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Terman Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School Public 6-9 Middle
4.33 David Starr Jordan Middle School Public 6-9 Middle
4.33 Duveneck Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Fairmeadow Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Piedmont High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Palo Verde Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 El Carmelo Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Addison Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Juana Briones Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Lucille M. Nixon Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Escondido Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Herbert Hoover Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Ohlone Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Saratoga High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Henry M. Gunn High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Walter Hays Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Redwood High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Dougherty Valley High School Public 8-12 Middle, High
4.33 Lynbrook High School Public 9-12 High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Stars High School Private, Special Education 9-12 High
Spectrum Center Private, Special Education 8-12 Middle, High
International Christian School Private, Religious 7-12 High
Calvary Christian School Private, Religious 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
North Valley Baptist School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 The College Preparatory School Private 9-12 High
4.33 Castilleja School Private, All-Girls 6-12 High
Calvary Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 San Francisco University High School Private 9-12 High
4.33 Lick-Wilmerding High School Private 9-12 High
Woodside International School Private 6-12 High
4.33 Menlo School Private 6-12 Middle, High
4.33 Head-Royce School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Seneca Center Private, Special Education 7-12 High
El Sobrante Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Seneca Center Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, High
4.33 The Quarry Lane School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Achieve Kids Private, Special Education 4-12 High
4.33 Stanford Online High School Private, Online 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 The Branson School Private 9-12 High
Christian Center School Private, Religious K-11 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Pinewood School Private 7-12 High
Heritage Baptist Academy Private, Religious K-11 Elementary, Middle
4.00 The Athenian School Private, Boarding 6-12 High
Spectrum Center - Valley Campus Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 Stanford University
4.33 University of California - Berkeley
4.00 Santa Clara University
3.66 San Francisco Conservatory of Music
3.33 Mills College
3.00 University of San Francisco
3.00 Menlo College
3.00 University of the Pacific
3.00 University of California - Santa Cruz
3.00 Saint Mary's College of California
2.66 California College of the Arts
2.66 Dominican University of California
2.66 San Jose State University
2.66 California Maritime Academy
2.66 Holy Names University
2.33 San Francisco State University
2.33 Cogswell College
2.33 Notre Dame de Namur University
2.00 California State University - East Bay
2.00 San Francisco Art Institute
1.66 Sonoma State University
De Anza College
City College of San Francisco
Diablo Valley College
Santa Rosa Junior College

Around San Francisco

We do our best to keep our list of schools and districts, along with their attendance zone boundaries up-to-date and complete, but it isn't perfect. You should always check with the relevant school/district regarding school options, boundaries, and other eligibility requirements.

Demographics

Racial Diversity

San Francisco Metro Area United States California Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area San Jose Metro Area Seattle Metro Area
White 43.03% 64.16% 40.65% 55.31% 31.99% 49.32% 35.94% 68.71%
Asian 22.99% 4.67% 12.87% 5.56% 14.55% 9.83% 30.64% 11.18%
Hispanic 21.28% 16.05% 37.20% 20.35% 44.12% 22.57% 27.44% 8.68%
African American 8.11% 12.21% 5.84% 17.14% 6.74% 16.26% 2.33% 5.28%
Multiracial 3.24% 1.85% 2.40% 1.27% 1.85% 1.27% 2.77% 4.31%
Pacific Islander 0.71% 0.15% 0.35% 0.02% 0.25% 0.02% 0.32% 0.77%
Other 0.37% 0.21% 0.25% 0.20% 0.26% 0.56% 0.28% 0.22%
Native American 0.23% 0.66% 0.40% 0.10% 0.18% 0.13% 0.25% 0.82%

Age

San Francisco Metro Area United States California Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area San Jose Metro Area Seattle Metro Area
9 years and under 12% 13% 14% 14% 13% 12% 14% 13%
10 to 17 years 9% 11% 12% 12% 12% 11% 10% 10%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 10% 9% 10% 9% 9% 9%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 14% 14% 15% 14% 15% 15%
35 to 44 years 15% 14% 14% 14% 15% 14% 16% 15%
45 to 54 years 15% 15% 14% 15% 14% 15% 15% 15%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 11% 11% 10% 11% 10% 11%
65 and over 12% 13% 11% 11% 11% 13% 11% 11%

Education Levels

San Francisco Metro Area United States California Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area San Jose Metro Area Seattle Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 13% 15% 19% 14% 22% 16% 14% 9%
High school diploma or equivalent 18% 29% 21% 25% 20% 27% 16% 22%
Some college or associate degree 26% 29% 29% 27% 27% 22% 25% 32%
Bachelor's degree 27% 18% 19% 21% 20% 21% 25% 24%
Master's degree or higher 17% 10% 11% 13% 11% 15% 20% 13%

Gender

San Francisco Metro Area United States California Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area San Jose Metro Area Seattle Metro Area
Male 49.3% 49.2% 49.7% 48.9% 49.4% 48.2% 50.2% 49.8%
Female 50.7% 50.8% 50.3% 51.1% 50.6% 51.8% 49.8% 50.2%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

San Francisco Metro Area United States California Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area San Jose Metro Area Seattle Metro Area
Rent 44.5% 33.9% 43.3% 32.7% 49.2% 47.4% 41.2% 38.0%
Own 55.5% 66.1% 56.7% 67.3% 50.8% 52.6% 58.8% 62.0%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

San Francisco Metro Area United States California Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area San Jose Metro Area Seattle Metro Area
Assault 369.5 280.9 237.4 453.1 214.9 371.3 206.3 348.2
Murder 12.5 5.6 4.9 18.5 7.2 4.9 4.6 3.7
Rape 27.6 29.2 20.6 NA 23.6 13.9 28.7 19.0
Robbery 495.5 150.7 160.7 497.6 217.7 238.5 123.7 226.7

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

San Francisco Metro Area United States California Chicago Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area San Jose Metro Area Seattle Metro Area
Burglary 894.0 718.3 640.8 839.9 433.9 229.9 533.2 1040.6
Larceny 2761.4 2276.2 1749.5 2684.9 1429.7 1402.7 1484.8 3485.9
Motor vehicle theft 924.4 275.5 451.8 627.7 362.7 97.8 897.0 567.3

Income

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