San Francisco County, CA

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2020 Population
874,784
0.0202% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.3
0.262% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.1%
2.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$119,136
5.95% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$1.15M
4.96% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
521,465
0.389% 1-year decline

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In 2020, San Francisco County, CA had a population of 875k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $119,136. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of San Francisco County, CA declined from 874,961 to 874,784, a −0.0202% decrease and its median household income grew from $112,449 to $119,136, a 5.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Francisco County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (39.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (34%), Other (Hispanic) (7.15%), White (Hispanic) (5.03%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.01%).

None of the households in San Francisco County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.4% of the residents in San Francisco County, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Francisco County, CA are San Francisco State University (122597) (7,509 degrees awarded in 2020), City College of San Francisco (4,530 degrees), and University of San Francisco (122612) (3,438 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in San Francisco County, CA was $1.15M, and the homeownership rate was 38%.

Most people in San Francisco County, CA used public transit to get to work, and the average commute time was 33.3 minutes. The average car ownership in San Francisco County, CA was 1 car per household.

About the photo: View of the financial district from Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

San Francisco County, CA is home to a population of 875k people, from which 87.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 34.2% of San Francisco County, CA residents were born outside of the country (300k people).

In 2020, there were 1.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (348k people) in San Francisco County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 297k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 62.6k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.4%
2020 Citizenship
87.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 87.4% of San Francisco County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in San Francisco County, CA was 87.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in San Francisco County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    348k ± 913
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    297k ± 2.11k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    62.6k ± 2.99k
15.2%
Hispanic Population
133k people

In 2020, there were 1.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (348k people) in San Francisco County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 297k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 62.6k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.2% of the people in San Francisco County, CA are hispanic (133k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in San Francisco County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for California.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,008,868 ± 46,586 people
  2. Philippines
    829,356 ± 22,122 people
  3. China
    683,718 ± 20,124 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,008,868 California residents, followed by Philippines with 829,356 and China with 683,718.

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Foreign-Born Population

34.2%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
300k people
34.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
300k people

As of 2020, 34.2% of San Francisco County, CA residents (300k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Francisco County, CA was 34.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,286 ± 614
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,047 ± 595
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,506 ± 418

San Francisco County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of San Francisco County, CA employs 521k people. The largest industries in San Francisco County, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (114,144 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (58,976 people), and Retail Trade (45,621 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($130,568), Finance & Insurance ($119,880), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($109,743).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,427. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

521k
2020 Value
± 5,991
−0.389%
1 Year decline
± 1.53%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in San Francisco County, CA declined at a rate of −0.389%, from 524k employees to 521k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Francisco County, CA, are Management Occupations (82,120 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (52,853 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (48,447 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Francisco County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

521k
2020 Value
± 5,991
−0.389%
1 Year decline
± 1.53%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in San Francisco County, CA declined at a rate of −0.389%, from 524k employees to 521k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Francisco County, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (114,144 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (58,976 people), and Retail Trade (45,621 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Francisco County, CA, though some of these residents may live in San Francisco County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$78,650
Median earning men ± $2,071
$62,994
Median earning women ± $1,338

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($151,269), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($122,659), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($114,511).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($102,997), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,169), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($90,587).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 13,354
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 10,046
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 8,599
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $33.7M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. $22.3M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. $15.7M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in San Francisco County, CA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 85.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (12.7%), followed by Other (1.28%).

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in San Francisco County, CA awarded 21,535 degrees. The student population of San Francisco County, CA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 32,063 male students and 45,191 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Francisco County, CA are Asian (5,408 and 29.2%), followed by White (5,046 and 27.2%), Hispanic or Latino (4,540 and 24.5%), and Unknown (1,178 and 6.35%).

The largest universities in San Francisco County, CA by number of degrees awarded are San Francisco State University (122597) (7,509 and 34.9%), City College of San Francisco (4,530 and 21%), and University of San Francisco (122612) (3,438 and 16%).

The most popular majors in San Francisco County, CA are General Business Administration & Management (2,063 and 9.58%), Child Care Provider (903 and 4.19%), and Registered Nursing (696 and 3.23%).

The median tuition costs in San Francisco County, CA are $45,664 for private four year colleges, and $5,742 and $17,622 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in San Francisco County, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 9.48%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 77,254 (41.5% men and 58.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 77,254 students enrolled in San Francisco County, CA, 41.5% men and 58.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 19,202 records, of which 60.5% were women and 39.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,730 degree-majors awarded
  2. 548 degree-majors awarded
  3. 466 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in San Francisco County, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 1,730 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in San Francisco County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,509 degrees awarded
  2. 4,530 degrees awarded
  3. 3,438 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was San Francisco State University (122597) with 7,509 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 8,283 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Francisco County, CA, which is 0.625 times less than the 13,252 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Asian students. These 5,408 degrees mean that there were 1.07 times more degrees awarded to Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 5,046 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($45,664) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,264) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($3,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in San Francisco County, CA was $1.15M in 2020, which is 5.01 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $1.1M to $1.15M, a 4.96% increase. The homeownership rate in San Francisco County, CA is 38%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in San Francisco County, CA have an average commute time of 33.3 minutes, and they used public transit to get to work. Car ownership in San Francisco County, CA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in San Francisco County, CA is $119,136. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in San Francisco County, CA was Census Tract 227.04 with a value of $235,139, followed by Census Tract 215 and Census Tract 226, with respective values of $225,129 and $218,114.

In 2021, 23.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in San Francisco County, CA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2%.

Property

$1.15M
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,342
$137,679
Median Property Taxes
±$2,762

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Francisco County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in San Francisco County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

38%
Homeownership
2020
70.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 38% of the housing units in San Francisco County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 37.6%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in San Francisco County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 227.04
  2. Census Tract 215
  3. Census Tract 226

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Francisco County, CA was Census Tract 227.04 with a value of $235,139, followed by Census Tract 215 and Census Tract 226, with respective values of $225,129 and $218,114.

The following map shows all of the tracts in San Francisco County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$119,136
Median Household Income
± $2,130
362k
Number of Households
± 4,898

In 2020, the median household income of the 362k households in San Francisco County, CA grew to $119,136 from the previous year's value of $112,449.

The following chart displays the households in San Francisco County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Francisco County, CA is from California.
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Public Transit (34.2%)
  2. Drove Alone (32.9%)
  3. Walked (11.4%)

In 2018, 34.2% of workers in San Francisco County, CA used public transit to get to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (32.9%) and those who walked to work (11.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

33.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Francisco County, CA have a longer commute time (33.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.5% of the workforce in San Francisco County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Francisco County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Francisco County, CA have 1 car.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 23.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in San Francisco County, CA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Francisco County, CA (87.1k out of 861k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Francisco County, CA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 9.3% of the children was living in poverty in San Francisco County, CA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 760 in San Francisco County, CA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 48.3 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

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96.4% of the population of San Francisco County, CA has health coverage, with 58.8% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 9.61% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.577% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in San Francisco County, CA see 629 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.78% decrease from the previous year (647 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 638 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 108 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

629 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Francisco County, CA

Primary care physicians in San Francisco County, CA see an average of 629 patients per year. This represents a 2.78% decrease from the previous year (647 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Francisco County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 14.3% under 18 years, 29.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.57%
Uninsured
58.8%
Employer Coverage
15.4%
Medicaid
9.61%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
0.577%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Francisco County, CA declined by 2.64% from 3.66% to 3.57%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Francisco County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 30.4 in San Francisco County, CA.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in San Francisco County, CA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 16.9% in San Francisco County, CA.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in San Francisco County, CA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.85% in San Francisco County, CA.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in San Francisco County, CA.

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