Latest Data (2018)
Population 883,305
Nationwide Rank 15

Quick Facts

San Francisco, California is the 15th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

San Francisco, California is a city.

San Francisco, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 San Francisco had its largest population ever.

San Francisco, California's growth is about average. 57% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

San Francisco, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,660,272 25.1%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,584,138 4.6%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,532,233 31.6%
8 San Diego, California 1,425,976 16.2%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,345,047 12.9%
10 San Jose, California 1,030,119 14.0%
11 Austin, Texas 964,254 43.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 903,889 22.7%
13 Fort Worth, Texas 895,008 63.9%
14 Columbus, Ohio 892,533 24.6%
15 San Francisco, California 883,305 13.6%
16 Charlotte, North Carolina 872,498 53.1%
17 Indianapolis, Indiana 867,125 10.8%
18 Seattle, Washington 744,955 32.0%
19 Denver, Colorado 716,492 28.8%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 702,455 22.8%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 694,583 17.6%
22 El Paso, Texas 682,669 20.8%
23 Detroit, Michigan 672,662 -28.8%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 669,053 22.5%
25 Portland, Oregon 653,115 23.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
8 San Diego 1,425,976 16.2%
10 San Jose 1,030,119 14.0%
15 San Francisco 883,305 13.6%
34 Fresno 530,093 23.0%
36 Sacramento 508,529 24.2%
43 Long Beach 467,354 1.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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