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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Japantown is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California with a population of 3,484. Japantown is in San Francisco County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Japantown offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Japantown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Japantown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Japantown are highly rated.
About Japantown...
Population
3,484

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,338,890
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,031
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    88%
  • Own
    12%
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Japantown Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    663.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    191
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    392
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,946.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    251.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,486
National
$55,322
Families with Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Japantown Reviews

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There are a lot of restaurants in the area, and one can always find something new to eat every night.
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There aren't a lot of parks in this area, nor are there wildlife.
Busses are readily available, and are very close by