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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Polk Gulch is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California with a population of 12,408. Polk Gulch is in San Francisco County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Polk Gulch offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Polk Gulch there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Polk Gulch and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Polk Gulch are above average.
About Polk Gulch...
Population
12,408

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,164,564
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,834
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    85%
  • Own
    15%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    590
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    251.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    314.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,218.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    275.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$126,261
National
$55,322
Families with Children
6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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