Latest Data (2017)
Population 884,363
Nationwide Rank 13

Quick Facts

San Francisco, California is the 13th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

San Francisco, California is a city.

San Francisco, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 San Francisco had its largest population ever.

San Francisco, California's growth is about average. 58% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

San Francisco, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,716,450 -6.1%
4 Houston, Texas 2,312,717 16.9%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,626,078 22.5%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,580,863 4.4%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,511,946 29.9%
8 San Diego, California 1,419,516 15.7%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,341,075 12.6%
10 San Jose, California 1,035,317 14.5%
11 Austin, Texas 950,715 41.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 892,062 21.1%
13 San Francisco, California 884,363 13.7%
14 Columbus, Ohio 879,170 22.7%
15 Fort Worth, Texas 874,168 60.1%
16 Indianapolis, Indiana 863,002 10.3%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 859,035 50.7%
18 Seattle, Washington 724,745 28.4%
19 Denver, Colorado 704,621 26.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 693,972 21.3%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 685,094 16.0%
22 El Paso, Texas 683,577 21.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 673,104 -28.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
8 San Diego 1,419,516 15.7%
10 San Jose 1,035,317 14.5%
13 San Francisco 884,363 13.7%
34 Fresno 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento 501,901 22.6%
39 Long Beach 469,450 1.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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