Demographics Benchmarking

The dashboards below show how San Francisco compares to peer jurisdictions in terms of city population, demographics, and economic indicators. Please note that while the Controller’s Office has made efforts to ensure the data is as consistent as possible across peers, benchmark comparisons must always be informed by the context of the geographic area surveyed; for example, the unique physical constraints, historical context, and dominant industries of San Francisco and each of our peer cities should inform the data shown below. The data is from a variety of open, public data sources, including the American Community Survey. These demographic benchmarking results provide useful information for the public and policymakers to assess how San Francisco compares to similar peer jurisdictions and to identify areas for further research and awareness.