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South San Francisco
  • Town in California

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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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South San Francisco is a town in California with a population of 66,878. South San Francisco is in San Mateo County. Living in South San Francisco offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In South San Francisco there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in South San Francisco and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South San Francisco are above average.

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About South San Francisco...
Population
66,878

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$911,000
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$2,279
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    118.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    22
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    85
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    230
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,692.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    363.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  11%

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