The large city of San Francisco, California is home to approximately 864,000 people. Young professionals will fit right in, as they account for an above-average 23% of the population. Most residents rent in San Francisco, and 37% of residents own their homes despite paying substantially more per month in rent than the state average.
Averaging about 36 minutes, San Francisco's commute time is slower than the state average of about 32 minutes. Driving is the typical means of commuting to work, chosen by 24% of workers, while public transit is used by only 20% of the population. Walking (6%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number far surpasses the national average.
Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in San Francisco, the most common four of which are scientific, entertainment, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries make up 32% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in management, as 12% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of around $110,000, San Francisco workers take home about $24,000 more than the average California resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), San Francisco has a high percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 14% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 26% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.