The population density of San Francisco, CA was 17,233 in 2012.

Population Density

Population Density is computed by dividing the total population by Land Area Per Square Mile.

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Geographic and Population Datasets Involving San Francisco, CA

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    San Mateo County And California Crime Rates 2000-2014 | Last Updated 2016-08-31T20:40:07.000Z

    Violent and property crime rates per 100,000 population for San Mateo County and the State of California. The total crimes used to calculate the rates for San Mateo County include data from: Sheriff's Department Unincorporated, Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Broadmoor, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Bay Area DPR, BART, Union Pacific Railroad, and CA Highway Patrol.

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    San Francisco Plant Finder Data | Last Updated 2019-09-06T00:44:44.000Z

    This is the plant list used by the SF Plant Finder ( The San Francisco Plant Finder is a resource for gardeners, designers, ecologists and anyone who is interested in greening neighborhoods, enhancing our urban ecology and surviving the drought. The Plant Finder recommends appropriate habitat-building plants for sidewalks, gardens and roofs that are adapted to San Francisco's unique environment and climate. The plants in the database include California natives and Mediterranean climate exotics. A large subset of the California natives are actually local San Francisco natives. We strongly recommend local natives since they provide the best habitat for local pollinators and other wildlife with whom they have co-evolved. San Francisco natives are the most closely adapted to the climate and environment of the San Francisco peninsula of course, and so they are the best in terms of water and soil conservation, ecosystem health, and overall sustainability. You can get the geographic ares for plant communities represented in this dataset here:

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    San Francisco Municipal Greenhouse Gas Inventory | Last Updated 2020-03-31T18:44:54.000Z

    The purpose of the San Francisco Municipal Greenhouse Gas Inventory is to measure and track departmental greenhouse gas emissions as part of the City's climate action strategy. Per Environment Code Chapter 9, this data is collected and calculated by the Department of the Environment. Note: Data as of 10/20/18. San Francisco municipal greenhouse gas inventory for Fiscal Years 2012 per the California Air Resources Board's Local Government Operations Protocol Version 1.1 (May 2010). Third-party verification of Fiscal Year 2012 which was completed in March 2015 is available at

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    Street Tree List | Last Updated 2020-07-03T15:11:26.000Z

    List of dpw maintained street trees including: Planting date, species, and location

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    Pit Stop Locations | Last Updated 2020-07-03T15:09:33.000Z

    San Francisco Public Works operates the Pit Stop program, which provides clean and safe public toilets, sinks, used needle receptacles and dog waste stations in San Francisco's most impacted neighborhoods.

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    COVID-19 Hospitalizations | Last Updated 2020-07-02T15:45:21.000Z

    <strong>A. SUMMARY</strong> Count of COVID+ patients admitted to the hospital. Patients who are hospitalized and test positive for COVID-19 may be admitted to an acute care bed (a regular hospital bed), or an intensive care unit (ICU) bed. This data shows the daily total count of COVID+ patients in these two bed types, and the data reflects totals from all San Francisco Hospitals. <strong>B. HOW THE DATASET IS CREATED</strong> Hospital information is based on admission data reported to the San Francisco Department of Public Health. <strong>C. UPDATE PROCESS</strong> Updated daily, dataset uploaded manually by staff <strong>D. HOW TO USE THIS DATASET</strong> Each record represents how many people were hospitalized on the date recorded in either an ICU bed or acute care bed (shown as Med/Surg under DPHCategory field). Data shown here include all San Francisco hospitals and will be updated daily with a two-day lag as information is collected and verified. Data may change as more current information becomes available.

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    San Francisco Buildings | Last Updated 2019-02-16T00:21:31.000Z

    Buildings data from San Francisco, CA USA revision date 10/4/2013 housefacts data standard v1.2

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    San Francisco Building Inspection Violations | Last Updated 2019-02-16T00:21:43.000Z

    Building Inspection Violations data from San Francisco, CA USA revision date 10/4/2013 housefacts data standard v1.2

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    San Francisco Building Inspections | Last Updated 2018-02-28T23:56:58.000Z

    Building and Inspection data from San Francisco, CA USA revision date 10/4/2013 housefacts data standard v1.2

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    Street-Use Permits | Last Updated 2020-07-03T15:13:10.000Z

    All street-use permits issued by SF Public Works whose status is active or approved and for Excavation and TempOcc permits: not past their end date.