San Francisco, which translates to “Saint Francis” in Spanish, is a commercial and cultural hub in the northern part of the U.S. state of California. Its official name is the City and County of San Francisco.
With 815,201 inhabitants as of 2021, the city proper is the 17th most populated in the US and the fourth most populous in California.
It is the second most populous large U.S. city after New York City and the fifth most populous U.S. county, trailing only four of the five boroughs of New York City, with a land area of 46.9 square miles (121 square kilometers), at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula.
As of 2019, San Francisco was ranked first by per capita income (at $133,856) and fifth by aggregate income among the 331 U.S. cities proper with more than 100,000 inhabitants. San Francisco is known by the slang terms SF, The City, and Frisco.
Leading universities, high-tech, healthcare, FIRE, and professional services industries have made San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area a global hub of economic activity as well as the arts and sciences.
In the OECD countries as of 2018, the metropolitan region with 6.7 million people ranks sixth in terms of GDP ($884 billion) and first in terms of GDP per capita ($131,538), surpassing major cities like London, Singapore, or Hong Kong.
With 4.7 million inhabitants and a 2019 GDP of $592 billion, San Francisco is the economic hub of the fourth-largest metropolitan statistical region in the United States.
With 9.6 million people, the larger San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area is the third-largest in terms of economic production and ranks fifth in terms of population.
This CSA had the highest GDP per capita in 2019 of the 105 major statistical areas in the U.S. with more than 500,000 persons, at $112,910. The GDP per person in San Francisco proper was $228,118 in the same year, at $200.5 billion.
As of September 2021, San Francisco was placed second in the United States and fifth overall on the Global Financial Centres Index.
Is San Francisco 7 miles by 7 miles?
Yes, The length of San Francisco is merely seven miles, and its width is also seven miles. Because of the city’s compact nature, it’s possible to cover a lot of ground in San Francisco in just a single day.