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Decennial Census data
      1860-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010         More Census Bureau data here
                 
  Census 2000   Census 2010   2006-2010 ACS*
TOTAL POPULATION 6,783,760 100.0%   7,150,739 100.0%   7,002,425 100.0%
In households 6,640,972 97.9%   7,003,059 97.9%      
In group quarters 142,788 2.1%   147,680 2.1%      
   
RACE  
White 3,941,687 58.1%   3,755,823 52.5%      
Black or African American 511,084 7.5%   481,361 6.7%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 43,529 0.6%   48,493 0.7%      
Asian 1,289,849 19.0%   1,664,384 23.3%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 36,317 0.5%   44,386 0.6%      
Some other race 627,004 9.2%   770,820 10.8%      
Two or more races 334,290 4.9%   385,472 5.4%      
   
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE  
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 1,315,175 19.4%   1,681,800 23.5%      
Not Hispanic or Latino 5,468,585 80.6%   5,468,939 76.5%      
White 3,392,204 50.0%   3,032,903 42.4%      
Black or African American 497,205 7.3%   460,178 6.4%      
American Indian and Alaska Native 24,733 0.4%   20,691 0.3%      
Asian 1,278,515 18.8%   1,645,872 23.0%      
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 33,640 0.5%   41,003 0.6%      
Some other race 18,451 0.3%   20,024 0.3%      
Two or more races 223,837 3.3%   248,268 3.5%      
   
SEX  
Male 3,379,089 49.8%   3,543,908 49.6%      
Female 3,404,671 50.2%   3,606,831 50.4%      
   
AGE  
Under 5 years 438,271 6.5%   447,811 6.3%      
5 to 17 years 1,163,587 17.1%   1,141,862 16.0%      
18 to 64 years 4,424,395 65.2%   4,682,837 65.5%      
65 years and over 757,507 11.2%   878,229 12.3%      
Median age 36.6 X            
   
HOUSEHOLDS  
Total households 2,466,019 100.0%   2,608,023 100.0%      
Family households 1,594,470 64.7%   1,685,972 64.6%      
Families with children under 18 772,586 31.3%   784,045 30.1%      
Average household size 2.69 X            
Average family size 3.28 X            
   
HOUSING OCCUPANCY  
Total housing units 2,552,402 100.0%   2,785,948 100.0%   2,762,364 100.0%
Occupied housing units 2,466,019 96.6%   2,608,023 93.6%   2,563,524 92.8%
Owner-occupied housing units 1,423,958 57.7%   1,465,362 56.2%   1,488,610 58.1%
Renter-occupied housing units 1,042,061 42.3%   1,142,661 43.8%   1,074,914 41.9%
Vacant housing units 86,383 3.4%   177,925 6.4%   198,840 7.2%
1 unit, detached housing 1,376,911 53.9%   1,482,618 53.7%
Median value owner occupied unit (dollars) 353,500 X         637,000** X
Median gross rent (dollars) 968 X         1,305** X
   
PLACE OF BIRTH BY CITIZENSHIP STATUS  
Native 4,927,958 72.6%         4,904,094 70.0%
Foreign born 1,855,802 27.4%         2,098,331 30.0%
Naturalized citizen 845,101 12.5%         1,086,643 15.5%
Not a citizen 1,010,701 14.9%         1,011,688 14.4%
   
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1999    
Median household income (dollars) 62,024 X         75,989** X
Median family income (dollars) 71,333 X         90,220** X
Per capita income (dollars) 30,934 X         38,294** X
Individuals in poverty 573,333 8.6%         668,876 9.7%
   
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT  
Population 25 and over 4,599,189 100.0%         4,801,282 100.0%
High school graduate 813,743 17.7%           18.3%**
Bachelor's degree 1,068,649 23.2%           25.2%**
Graduate or professional degree 649,767 14.1%           16.3%**
   
COMMUTING TO WORK  
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 29.4 X         27.3** X
   
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK FOR WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER  
Total 3,306,051 100.0%         3,363,635 100.0%
Car, truck, or van: 2,674,595 80.9%         2,627,921 78.1%
Drove alone 2,248,095 68.0%         2,268,065 67.4%
Carpooled 426,500 12.9%         359,856 10.7%
Public transportation (Census 2000 includes taxicabs, ACS excludes them) 321,053 9.7%         338,788 10.1%
Bus or trolley bus 178,913 5.4%         184,220 5.5%
Streetcar or trolley car 14,260 0.4%         13,837 0.4%
Subway or elevated 98,717 3.0%         109,892 3.3%
Railroad 20,087 0.6%         26,254 0.8%
Ferryboat 5,772 0.2%         4,585 0.1%
Taxicab 3,304 0.1%         2,730 0.1%
Motorcycle 11,885 0.4%         12,662 0.4%
Bicycle 36,003 1.1%         47,227 1.4%
Walked 106,063 3.2%         120,008 3.6%
Other means 23,717 0.7%         32,044 1.0%
Worked at home 132,735 4.0%         182,255 5.4%
   
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION  
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,366,503 100.0%         3,456,405 100.0%
Management, professional and related 1,470,597 43.7%         1,537,074 44.5%
Service 430,965 12.8%         547,977 15.9%
Sales and office 863,193 25.6%         819,359 23.7%
Farming, fishing & forestry 14,107 0.4%         Included in following category  
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 248,501 7.4%         265,244 7.7%
Production, transportation, and material moving 339,140 10.1%         286,751 8.3%
   
CLASS OF WORKER      
Self-employed workers 273,008 8.1%         300,907 8.7%
 
The Bay Area consists of nine counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. The Bay Area data shown are totals for the nine counties.
 
 
                Source: Census 2000 SF1, SF3, DP1-DP4, Census 2010 DP-1, American Community Survey 2006-2010
 
                      * Go to tables in American Factfinder to view information on methodology and margins of error
 
                      ** Median values are taken from data for the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA which includes the nine counties of the Bay Area
                          plus Santa Cruz County and San Benito County.
 

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Counties in San Francisco Bay Area:
Alameda       Contra Costa       Marin       Napa       San Francisco       San Mateo       Santa Clara       Solano       Sonoma      
 



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