San Francisco, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 346,527 housing units in San Francisco. This represents a 5.5% growth from 328,471 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 346,527 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in San Francisco is about 35%. San Francisco's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 4.9%. Average household size is 2.3 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in San Francisco were built after 1939.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type18%
One Bedroom28%
Two Bedrooms29.80%
Three Bedrooms17.30%
Four Bedrooms5.30%
Five Bedrooms or more1.70%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.76
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$396,400
Median Price asked for vacant units$430,200

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.05
Median year structure was built1941
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$1,002

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage7.20%
Home Equity Loan8.20%
Simple Mortgage52.60%
Debt Free31.60%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs20.2%