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Renting a Cheap Apartment in San Francisco

Known for being one of the most progressive political cities in the United States, San Francisco’s romantic perch on the edge of the Pacific has inspired residents and writers for decades. The city has led the way in green initiatives like car sharing and plastic bag bans. San Francisco is currently experiencing a mini-tech boom in its economy as new and established companies choose to base their businesses in this great city. Dining, art, nightlife and recreation opportunities here are unparalleled in their diversity. A walk around Coit Tower or the Palace of the Fine Arts are two great ways to experience the best of San Francisco.

San Francisco, CA Demographics

  • Total Population864,263
  • Female 440,633
    Male 423,630
  • Median Age38.3

Average Rent in San Francisco, CA

  • San Francisco, CA Average Rental Price, December 2019 $3,688 /mo

San Francisco, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $1,001-$1,5002%
  • $1,501-$2,0005%
  • > $2,00094%

San Francisco, CA Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2016 Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Dec / 2019
San Francisco, CA $3,450 $3,375 $3,474 $3,448 $3,445 $3,564 $3,611 $3,623 $3,706 $3,683 $3,688
National $1,354 $1,350 $1,382 $1,385 $1,388 $1,423 $1,431 $1,434 $1,469 $1,473 $1,474
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Average rent is projected to grow by 3% in 2019 compared to 2018.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Check out the average rent prices in San Francisco by neighborhood.

San Francisco, CA Households

  • Total Number of Households358,772
  • Family 168,738
    Non-family 190,034
  • Children 66,390
    No Children 292,382
  • Average People Per Household2.35
  • Median Household Income$96,265
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,877

San Francisco, CA Education Statistics

  • No High School7%
  • Some High School17%
  • Some College18%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree33%
  • Graduate Degree20%

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