It's the state's only consolidated city-county, and it's the most densely populated large city in the state of California. Its population has grown very steadily since then, except for declines during the s through the s, and its population in is now , This population only represents the city proper, with a metropolitan area population of around 4. San Francisco is the 13th most populous city in the country with a density of 6, people per square mile. It's the second most densely populated city in the country after New York City.
In , San Francisco, CA had a population of k people with a median age of Between and the population of San Francisco, CA declined from , to ,, a Most people in San Francisco, CA used public transit to get to work, and the average commute time was
Census Bureau estimates San Francisco's population increased to , as of July 1, As of the census, the ethnic makeup and population of San Francisco included: , Whites There were , Hispanics or Latinos of any race