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In San Francisco, where the median household income is $96,265, the middle income range is $64,177 to an eye-popping $192,530. According to ACS, San Francisco’s 2018 population came in at 883,305. Email her at or find her on Twitter at @alyspereira. The Salesforce Tower, currently under construction, rises above San Francisco's skyline on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. With tech companies flooding the Bay Area with high salaries, San Francisco and four neighboring counties have risen to the top of the list for median income among the country’s 25 largest metro areas. African Americans held only 1 percent of technical roles at Facebook. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of San Francisco, CA declined from 884,363 to 883,305, a -0.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $110,816 to $112,376, a 1.41% increase. Median and Average Income in San Francisco top. Thadani graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism. 1 spot last year. The study, by GOBankingRates, uses income data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and determines its middle class income range delineation using a simple equation. Asians earned over $81,000 across the country. She previously worked for CBS San Francisco and SPIN Magazine and has contributed to Good Beer Hunting, Paper, Vice's i-D and Paste, among others. But, he said, “it’s hard to get unemployment much lower than it is” at 3 percent. Database Download: Median Household Income in San Francisco, CA by Zip Code: San Francisco, CA Report: Median Household Income $95,313.00: $0.00: Related Reports. $104,552.00. Here’s how selected characteristics of SF”s population breakdown for 2018, compared to estimates from the previous year: Note that many of these figures are preliminary. $149,265.00. She is a Bay Area native and graduate of New York University and SFSU. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in San Francisco, CA was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A. SF households earning up to $192k can still be considered middle class, study says, The Flee Market: Living in and affording expensive San Francisco, Silicon Valley is so expensive that people who make $400,000 think they're middle-class — here's what the middle class actually is in the 25 largest US cities. Those numbers are close to the poverty rate before the financial crisis of 2007-09. QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. RELATED: Is there a market in SF for a new luxury penthouse listed for a record-seeking $41 million? While wages increased across the country, the gains have not reached most minority populations. You’ll need to live in Calif. to get Pliny the Younger in 2021, A Chopped champion’s guide to making Thanksgiving dinner, These classic Thanksgiving recipes are a lifesaver, M.Y. of Housing and Urban Development, published: 04/24/2019 2. Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018: $104,552: $60,293: That’s lower than the 2017 ACS estimate of 884,363. Find your Area Median Income (AMI) level. Census says: San Francisco getting richer, more expensive by the year Data for 2018 shows increase in rents, housing prices, home values, and median income By Adam Brinklow Sep 27, 2019, 12:08pm PDT Trisha Thadani is a City Hall reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle. See 2020 AMI PDF chart. But as the years went on, “San Francisco and Palo Alto became too expensive to justify, even on my tech salary.”, Trisha Thadani is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. “There are so many people chasing the dollar here and in this city … and those who aren’t as fortunate to live up in those multimillion-dollar condominiums are being pushed out.”. Middle-class income range: $78,876 to $236,628. Both figures were up one percentage point from 2016. ... We compare your income to other San Franciscans by using AMI. As salaries rise but minorities remain left out of the workforce, Jordan said, people of color are going to leave the region. According to the Census Bureau, the national median income rose to $59,039 in 2016, a 3.2 percent increase from 2015. It was actually found to be Fremont, which was has a middle class income range of between $81,461 to $244,382. An April report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which helps determine who’s eligible for subsidized housing, said that a six-figure income qualifies as “low income” in parts of the Bay Area. Were the Census Bureau to include Santa Clara County, home to Apple and Google, the numbers would be even higher: Median income in that smaller census division rose about $9,000 over the past year to $110,040. Recent census figures show that some parts of the Bay Area are losing population, a trend that hasn’t been seen since last decade’s financial crisis. A family is a type of household. Facebook, one of several tech companies that report their workforce composition, said that as of August, 3 percent of its workforce was African American and 5 percent was Hispanic.