What is the current population of San Francisco?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of San Francisco is 881,549. San Francisco, California is the 16th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of San Francisco?

The current population of San Francisco (881,549) is it's peak population.

How quickly is San Francisco growing?

San Francisco has grown 13.4% since the 2000. San Francisco, California's growth is about average. 55% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is San Francisco the biggest city in California?

No, San Francisco is the 4th largest city in the state of California. The biggest city, Los Angeles, is 4.5x bigger than San Francisco.

What county is San Francisco, California in?

San Francisco is located entirely in San Francisco County.

What is the population density of San Francisco, California?

San Francisco has a population density of 17,179.1 people per square mile. San Francisco has the 2nd highest population density among large cities in the United States.

What is the size of San Francisco, California in square miles?

San Francisco has an area of 46.9 square miles.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 881,549 16
2018 883,305 15
2017 884,363 13
2016 870,887 13
2015 864,816 13
2014 852,469 13
2013 837,442 14
2012 825,863 14
2011 814,233 14
2010 805,235 13
2009 815,358 12
2008 808,001 13
2007 799,185 13
2006 786,149 14
2005 777,660 14
2004 773,284 14
2003 775,046 13
2002 779,281 13
2001 784,631 13
2000 777,360 13
1990 723,959 14
1980 678,974 13
1970 715,674 13
1960 740,316 12
1950 775,357 11
1940 634,536 12
1930 634,394 11
1920 506,676 12
1910 416,912 11
1900 342,782 9
1890 298,997 8
1880 233,959 9
1870 149,473 10
1860 56,802 15

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,584,064 4.6%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,547,253 32.9%
8 San Diego, California 1,423,851 16.0%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,343,573 12.8%
10 San Jose, California 1,021,795 13.0%
11 Austin, Texas 978,908 45.6%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 911,507 23.7%
13 Fort Worth, Texas 909,585 66.5%
14 Columbus, Ohio 898,553 25.5%
15 Charlotte, North Carolina 885,708 55.4%
16 San Francisco, California 881,549 13.4%
17 Indianapolis, Indiana 876,384 12.0%
18 Seattle, Washington 753,675 33.6%
19 Denver, Colorado 727,211 30.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 705,749 23.4%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 692,600 17.3%
22 El Paso, Texas 681,728 20.7%
23 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 670,820 22.8%
24 Detroit, Michigan 670,031 -29.1%
25 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 655,057 29.0%
26 Portland, Oregon 654,741 23.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
8 San Diego 1,423,851 16.0%
10 San Jose 1,021,795 13.0%
16 San Francisco 881,549 13.4%
34 Fresno 531,576 23.4%
36 Sacramento 513,624 25.5%
43 Long Beach 462,628 0.0%

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