Latest Data (2016)
Population 870,887
Nationwide Rank 13

Quick Facts

San Francisco, California is the 13th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

San Francisco, California is a city.

San Francisco, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 San Francisco had its largest population ever.

San Francisco, California's growth is about average. 56% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

San Francisco, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,704,958 -6.5%
4 Houston, Texas 2,303,482 16.4%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,615,017 21.7%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,567,872 3.5%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,492,510 28.2%
8 San Diego, California 1,406,630 14.6%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,317,929 10.6%
10 San Jose, California 1,025,350 13.4%
11 Austin, Texas 947,890 41.0%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 880,619 19.5%
13 San Francisco, California 870,887 12.0%
14 Columbus, Ohio 860,090 20.1%
15 Indianapolis, Indiana 855,164 9.3%
16 Fort Worth, Texas 854,113 56.4%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 842,051 47.7%
18 Seattle, Washington 704,352 24.8%
19 Denver, Colorado 693,060 24.6%
20 El Paso, Texas 683,080 20.9%
21 Washington, District of Columbia 681,170 19.1%
22 Boston, Massachusetts 673,184 14.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 672,795 -28.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
8 San Diego 1,406,630 14.6%
10 San Jose 1,025,350 13.4%
13 San Francisco 870,887 12.0%
34 Fresno 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento 495,234 21.0%
39 Long Beach 470,130 1.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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