Richest Neighborhoods In San Francisco, CA For 2020


We used science and data to determine which San Francisco neighborhoods have the richest people.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in San Francisco.
Richest Neighborhoods In San Francisco

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that San Francisco has to offer. Where houses go for over 7.75x the national median and household incomes are 2.95x the national median.

But where exactly in San Francisco do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Potrero Hill where the median income is a cool $162,259.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in San Francisco out of 34 for 2020.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in San Francisco for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Potrero Hill looks to be the richest San Francisco neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,381,386. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in San Francisco. Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more San Francisco reading, check out the best neighborhoods in San Francisco and the worst neighborhoods in San Francisco. Or, for living around San Francisco, out the best San Francisco suburbs and the worst San Francisco suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In San Francisco For 2020

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in San Francisco by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Potrero Hill, was named the richest neighborhood in San Francisco.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Chinatown.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in San Francisco ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In San Francisco For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Potrero Hill $162,259
2 West Of Twin Peaks $153,714
3 Pacific Heights $147,213
4 Presidio Heights $137,831
5 Seacliff $134,269
6 Noe Valley $133,927
7 Marina $129,602
8 Haight-Ashbury $129,402
9 Castro-Upper Market $127,427
10 Twin Peaks $125,742
11 Glen Park $112,125
12 Inner Sunset $112,050
13 Diamond Heights $111,872
14 Bernal Heights $109,995
15 South Of Market $101,937
16 Financial District $101,601
17 Lakeshore $100,506
18 Russian Hill $100,085
19 Inner Richmond $98,249
20 Mission $97,270
21 Outer Sunset $97,155
22 Parkside $92,322
23 Outer Richmond $88,321
24 Western Addition $88,050
25 Outer Mission $86,739
26 North Beach $83,033
27 Nob Hill $79,561
28 Ocean View $78,895
29 Excelsior $74,182
30 Crocker Amazon $66,706
31 Bayview $63,752
32 Visitacion Valley $62,162
33 Downtown $43,555
34 Chinatown $35,896

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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